• 500 grams (17.6 ounces) heavy cottage cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 75 grams (2.6 ounces) butter
  • 70 grams (2.5 ounces) sugar
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) starch
  • zest of 0.5 lemon
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) raisins
  • 2 grams (0.07 ounces) vanilla extract


  • Springform pan

    Ensures easy removal of your casserole without it sticking to the sides. For best results, line it with parchment paper.

  • Mixing bowls

    Use a few different sizes to keep your ingredients properly separated and organized.

  • Electric mixer

    Perfect for whipping up eggs and sugar quickly until fluffy. Make sure it's on a stable surface to avoid spills.

  • Microplane

    The best tool for grating lemon zest finely, adding the perfect amount of zest to your recipe.


Step 1

Step 1: If the cottage cheese is overly moist, drain the excess liquid for 8-12 hours. Using dry cottage cheese will help your casserole have a better texture.

Step 2

Step 2: Beat the eggs with sugar until fluffy. This will help incorporate air, achieving a lighter texture.

Step 3

Step 3: Add the starch, lemon zest, and vanilla extract to the egg mixture. Gently fold in to ensure even distribution.

Step 4

Step 4: Combine the cottage cheese with room-temperature butter until smooth. Ensure the butter is well-integrated for a creamy consistency.

Step 5

Step 5: Add the sugar-egg mixture and raisins to the cottage cheese mixture. Stir gently to avoid deflating the mixture.

Step 6

Step 6: Line a springform pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into it. This will make it easier to remove the casserole once baked.

Step 7

Step 7: Bake the casserole in an oven preheated to 356Β°F (180Β°C) for 50-55 minutes, until golden brown on top. Use a toothpick to check doneness; it should come out clean.

Step 8

Step 8: Decorate as desired once cooled. Fruit, nuts, or a dusting of powdered sugar can add a nice finishing touch.


✨ Serving this casserole is all about creativity and fun. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Breakfast Bliss πŸ₯: Serve a warm slice with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh berries. Pair it with your favorite cup of coffee or tea for a perfect start to your morning.

Delectable Dessert 🍰: Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for a decadent evening treat. Top it off with a few mint leaves for a pop of color and freshness.

Afternoon Delight πŸ‹: Enjoy a slice with a light dusting of powdered sugar and a slice of lemon on the side. Pair it with a refreshing lemonade or iced tea for a lovely midday snack.

Family Gatherings πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦: Double the recipe and bake it in a larger pan for family events or potlucks. Arrange the slices on a beautiful platter and watch them disappear in no time!

With these serving suggestions, any time can be casserole time! πŸŽ‰


✨ Making this recipe **gluten-free** and **vegan** is a breeze! Here's how you can adapt it:

Gluten-Free Variation 🌾: Swap out the starch for a gluten-free version, such as cornstarch or potato starch. Make sure all other ingredients are certified gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination.

Vegan Variation 🌱: Replace the butter with a vegan butter substitute and use a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water, let it sit for a few minutes) for each egg. Opt for a plant-based cottage cheese and your favorite non-dairy milk where needed.

Enjoy these variations for a delicious and inclusive treat that everyone can savor! πŸ˜‹


  • How do I know when the casserole is done baking?

    Insert a toothpick into the center; if it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs, the casserole is done.

  • Can I use frozen raisins?

    Yes, you can. Just make sure to thaw and drain them properly before adding to the mixture.

  • How can I prevent the casserole from cracking on top?

    Ensure your oven is at the right temperature and avoid opening the oven door frequently during baking.

  • Can I add other fruits?

    Absolutely! Try adding dried cranberries, chopped apricots, or even fresh berries for a unique twist.

  • What’s the best way to store leftovers?

    Keep the casserole in an airtight container in the fridge. It should stay fresh for up to 3 days.

  • How can I reheat the casserole?

    Warm it up in a preheated oven at 300Β°F (150Β°C) for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition facts

Cottage cheese casserole with raisins
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approx. 300 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):280 - 320
Total Fat:15g
Saturated Fat:9g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:20g