With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’re all craving PUMPKIN! These cottage cheese pumpkin bars are bursting with pumpkin pie flavor, yet high-protein satisfaction. How? They’re made with cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt. In our recent Bite-Sized Review, we gave Good Culture Cottage Cheese a try. Beyond the traditional side dish, we’ve found so many ways to incorporate cottage cheese, a bone-health supportive super food, into tons of recipes.

  • Add it to scrambled eggs for a high-protein egg salad.
  • Blend into your pancake batter.
  • Top a vegetable salad.
  • Mix with granola and fruit for an afternoon snack.

And, of course, enjoy it in these Cottage Cheese Pumpkin Bars made with a delicious graham cracker crust.

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Cottage Cheese Pumpkin Bars

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  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 75
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x


Recipe adapted from Good Culture Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


  • 9 graham cracker sheets
  • 6 T. melted butter
  • 2 c. Good Culture cottage cheese
  • 1 ½ c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. oats
  • ½ c. pumpkin puree
  • ½ c. maple sugar
  • 2 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ t. salt


  1. With a food processor or blender, pulse graham crackers until turn to a fine crumb.
  2. Pour graham mixture into a medium-sized bowl and combine with melted butter.
  3. Press combined mixture into an 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  5. Blend the remaining ingredients until smooth.
  6. Pour over the crust and bake for 1 hour.
  7. Set for several hours in the fridge or overnight.
  8. Cut into squares and enjoy. Top with whipped cream!


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 12.4 g
  • Sodium: 264.1 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.9 mg