This whipped cottage cheese dip is an easy and high-protein recipe with tons of ranch flavor. It only takes 5 minutes to make, but it's a creamy dip worthy of any game day spread.
This healthy ranch dip is a family favorite thanks to the flavor, creamy texture, and different ways you can serve it.
Not many dips on the Super Bowl or holiday spread can be called healthy, although that term is subjective. We aren't saying caprese dip doesn't deserve a spot at the table, but we do love buffalo cauliflower dip and healthy spinach artichoke dip as options too.
Blending cottage cheese with greek yogurt, lemon juice, and dried herbs gives it a savory taste and creamy texture, perfect for dipping or spreading. In fact, you don't have to wait until a party to make this dip.
You can serve it to kids as an after-school snack or enjoy it as a cottage cheese spread on a sandwich. Here are a few more reasons we love this recipe.
Why We Love This Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe
- Everyone loves this recipe, even those who don't like the texture of cottage cheese
- It's a great source of protein thanks to the cottage cheese.
- Versatile enough for any occasion including a cookout, game day spread, holiday appetizer, and more.
- Just like the classic veggie dip we all know and love, but healthier, and dare I say better?
- Kids love it! It's a great way to add protein to a toddler's diet (ya feel me, moms?).
Cottage Cheese: Brands & Nutrition
Head to the dairy section of the grocery store and you'll see several brands of cottage cheese. They all work well in this recipe, but our favorite brand is Good Culture thanks to their minimal, clean ingredients and nutrient makeup. Double-check the ingredient list for added sugars and flavorings.
Do I need full-fat cottage cheese? I recommend going for the full-fat version because it results in a more thick and creamy consistency. Here are a few additional health benefits of cottage cheese:
- Low Calorie: 1 cup contains about 160 calories.
- High-protein: 28 grams of protein fill one serving (1 cup) of cottage cheese.
- One serving of cottage cheese offers 20% of the daily recommended value of calcium and 24% of phosphorus.
Here are the simple ingredients for this cottage cheese veggie dip. Most are pantry staples and easy (and affordable) to find at the grocery store. Jump down to the recipe card for exact measurements.
- Cottage cheese: opt for full-fat cottage cheese with no added sugar.
- Greek yogurt: this makes it even more creamy thanks to the smooth texture. You can use sour cream or even cream cheese if you have that on hand.
- Seasoning: garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, dried parsley, salt, black pepper, and chives.
- Lemon juice: the acid in this balances out the dip and adds freshness it's lacking otherwise.
How to Make Cottage Cheese Dip
This is an overview with step-by-step photos, to make this creamy cottage cheese ranch dip. Full printable instructions are in the recipe card below.
Add everything to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. This may take up to a few minutes depending on how powerful your blender or food processor is.
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve with your favorite veggies, crackers, or chips (see below for more ideas).
What to Dip in Cottage Cheese Dip
- Warm naan or pita bread
- Everything bagel crackers (see recipe notes)
- Fresh veggies: a variety of vegetables like celery, carrots, tomatoes, or cucumbers are our favorite.
- Potato chips
Blending cottage cheese is a great way to smooth it out if you aren't a fan of the texture but enjoy the flavor and health benefits. You'll need a high-speed blender or food processor to get it really creamy.
A food processor is the best tool for dips and sauces unless you have a high-powdered blender like our Vitamix. our favorite food processor is the 8-cup Cuisinartt food processor (affiliate links).
It will blend well and still taste delicious, but it won't be as creamy
I'm always a fan a fresh herbs in recipes, so go ahead and use them if you have them on hand. You'll need about 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs for every 1 teaspoon of dried herbs. I don't recommend using fresh parsley because it will turn the dip green.
Store leftover cottage cheese dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days. We do not recommend freezing this dip because the texture will change as it thaws.
More Dip Recipes
- Dairy-free buffalo chicken dip
- Buffalo cauliflower dip (vegan)
- Healthy spinach and artichoke dip
- Cashew queso
- Avocado crema
Cottage Cheese Dip
- 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives or 2 teaspoons dried
- juice from 1/2 lemon juice
- For dipping: celery carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, potato chips, or everything bagel crackers (see Note 1)
- Food processor or high-speed blender
- Add everything to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Serve with fresh vegetables, crackers, chips, and more.
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