I wasn’t sure what to call this dish. I was aiming to make cottage cheese burgers, but then they ended up reminding me of a good vegetarian meatloaf. They can be shaped either way! My mom emailed me her recipe for cottage cheese burgers, and I combined her recipe with some elements from Zopooh’s recipe on Allrecipes (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vegetarian-cottage-cheese-patties/)
1 container of fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese (I used most of a 24 oz. container)
Chopped walnuts (didn’t measure them, was probably about 1/3 cup)
1-2 Tbsp bread crumbs
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup quick rolled oats
(makes 6 large patties)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then add in cottage cheese, rolled oats, dry onion soup mix, chopped walnuts, and bread crumbs. Stir ingredients together. Shape into patties and place them in a lightly oiled 9×13 inch baking dish. Or, if you want to make a veggie loaf, pour mixture into a smaller baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes. While patties start to bake, pour mushroom soup into a small bowl and dilute it with 1/2 cup of water. Take the patties/loaf out after 10 minutes, and spoon soup over the top (I only used about 1/2 the amount in the bowl). Bake for another 20-25 minutes, until soup is bubbly.
Since we intended to have these as burgers, I put mine on top of of a whole-wheat hamburger bun, with some ketchup & sliced tomatoes between the bun and the patty. Then I cut into it and enjoyed!