Cottage Cheese Dip
This Cottage Cheese Dip recipe is an easy high-protein dip for an appetizer or quick snack. Plus, all you need to make this healthy dip is just a few minutes.
I love easy dip recipes and I have shared so many using cream cheese, like my pizza dip.
But, since I discovered cottage cheese and its wonderfully creamy texture and high protein profile, I am in awe.
It makes any dip, smoothie, or dessert so much tastier. It has a light slaty and sour flavor and a lighter texture than cream cheese.
What Is Cottage Cheese Dip?
A cottage cheese dip is a cold dip made from whipped cottage cheese and spices.
It’s the perfect appetizer to dip raw vegetables and crackers or high-protein spread to sandwiches.
How To Make Cottage Cheese Dip
Making this creamy high-protein dip is the easiest dip recipe you will ever make. Let’s see where to start.
All you need to make this easy dip with cottage cheese are:
- Full-Fat Cottage Cheese – You can also use low-fat cottage cheese but it won’t come out as creamy.
- Lemon Juice or lime juice
- Ground Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Dill
- Onion Powder
- Fresh Dill to serve
A great cottage cheese dip is made in a food processor or blender. Add all the cups of cottage cheese and the remaining ingredients to the bowl of the food processor.
Blend on medium-high speed until just combined.
The dip is ready when creamy, and looks like whipped creamy consistency.
Transfer to a bowl and drizzle olive oil on top, fresh chopped dill, and an extra pinch of ground pepper.
What To Serve With Cottage Cheese
This cottage cheese dip goes very on an appetizer platter along with my Greek yogurt ranch dip, easy guacamole, crackers, and vegetables.
What To Dip In Cottage Cheese Dip
This cottage cheese dip is perfect with crunchy veggies and bread. My favorite food to dip in this recipe are:
- Homemade Pita Bread Chips
- Celery sticks
- Cucumber sticks or cucumber slices
- Crackers – try my flaxseed crackers for a healthy option
This dip is also a great swap for mayonnaise or sauce in a sandwich.
Spread a layer on pita bread, or whole meal bread and add your favorite cold meat, and vegetable to create the best high-protein, filling sandwich.
You can also use this as a pizza base, it tastes amazingly warm.
Did you know that cottage cheese is a great swap to high-fat or calorie sauce?
In fact, you can use this flavorsome cottage cheese dip as a replacement for the bechamel, cream cheese, or cheese sauce in pasta or lasagna,
With only 98 kcal per 100 grams, it’s a low-calorie and high-protein replacement to the sauce and adds the best creamy texture to a warm meal.
The best meal to incorporate this warm cottage cheese dip are:
- Lasagna – to replace bechamel or cheese sauce
- Broccoli gratin – to replace the cheese sauce and decrease saturated fat.
- Scrambled eggs – or try my scrambled eggs to cottage cheese.
- Toasted sandwich instead of mayonnaise or cheese slices.
- Oatmeal to add protein and creamy texture.
Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
You can also place the cottage cheese in a sealed container in the freezer and keep it for a month. Then, the day before serving, thaw in the fridge.
If you have some food allergies, here are some options to adapt this whipped cottage cheese dip recipe.
- Citrus-Free – You can swap lemon for apple cider vinegar or a tablespoon of sour cream. Sour cream has a tangy flavor like lemon, that goes very well with this cottage cheese recipe.
- Sodium-Free – Skip the salt and pick a cottage cheese brand low in sodium to reach your goals.
- Dairy-Free – I don’t have access to dairy-free cottage cheese in my country. However, you can blend half pat dry, firm tofu with half dairy-free cream cheese. This way, you will reach the same protein profile and creaminess as cottage cheese.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the most frequent questions about this recipe.
You can blend cottage cheese with other creamy ingredients like avocado, sour cream, and cream cheese. the best way to flavor the combination of ingredients is to add dry spices like dried herbs – dill, mint, parsley, spicy pepper, or chili.
Yes, cottage cheese is a great low-fat and high-protein swap to bechamel to make cottage cheese lasagna or replace cream cheese in hot dips.
Cottage cheese on its own is pretty bland in flavor. Add a kick to cottage cheese by stirring finely chopped fresh herbs like mint, Parsley, or dry spices like garlic powder, onion powder, bagel seasoning, or some dried herbs, or sauce like sriracha or hot sauce.
Cottage cheese is very popular right now because it’s higher in protein and lower in fat than Greek yogurt or other cheese. Since it’s dairy, it’s also high in calcium, vitamins, and a complete protein perfect to build muscle and help lose fat if you control calories. As a result, it makes cottage cheese a great choice if you are looking to lose weight or eat healthier because it keeps you full quickly without adding too much fat or calories to your day. In fact, with 11.5 grams of protein per 100 grams and only 98 kcal, cottage cheese contains 4 grams more protein per serving than yogurt.
More Dip Recipes
If you like this recipe, you’ll like my many other dip recipes.
Cottage Cheese Dip
- 2 cups Cottage Cheese
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Dried Dill
- ¼ teaspoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- In a food processor, add all the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth, and place the dip in a shallow bowl. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight, covering the bowl with plastic wrap.
- Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh parsley or fresh dill on top. Dip in carrot, celery, or cucumber sticks as an appetizer or snack.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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Preparation:Under 10 Minutes
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