Best Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe – It’s easy to turn rich and tangy cottage cheese into a creamy, delicious, and high-protein snack dip with only 3 simple ingredients!

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Why We Love This High-Protein Snack Recipe

Why is it so hard to find healthy satisfying snacks? Today we’re mixing things up by puréeing low-fat cottage cheese into a creamy flavorful dip for veggies and low-carb crackers.

Whipped Cottage Cheese is like a sour cream-based dip recipe, yet with much more protein! Here we go the more savory route by adding fresh herbs on top. However, it’s wonderfully easy to customize this dish with other savory or even sweet add-ins.

Bowl of cottage cheese dip surrounded by a sunburst of fresh veggies like carrots, mini bell peppers, celery, and green pepper slices.

Ingredients You Need

  • Cottage cheese – your choice of 4% or 2% good culture cottage cheese
  • Lemon – freshly zested
  • Garlic – no need to mince, simply peel the clove
  • Salt and pepper – a bit of each to taste

Keep reading with our favorite ideas for optional savory and sweet add-ins!

Recipe ingredients: Tub of cottage cheese with a whole lemon and head of garlic balanced on top.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Dip

Open a container of high-protein cottage cheese and dump it into a fine mesh strainer. Tap the strainer over the empty container to remove as much excess liquid as possible. Then dump the drained cottage cheese into a food processor or high powder blender.

Add the lemon zest, garlic clove, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of additional fresh herbs if desired.

Close view of cottage cheese, lemon zest, and minced garlic in a food processor.

Cover and purée until the cottage cheese is smooth with a creamy texture.

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Whipped cottage cheese in a food processor.

Scoop the dip into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Bowl of cottage cheese dip surrounded by a sunburst of fresh veggies like carrots, mini bell peppers, celery, and green pepper slices.

Recipe Variations

Blend in and/or top the whipped cottage cheese dip with your choice of chopped fresh herbs. Dill, thyme, parsley, and basil are all bright and delicious!

Give the dip a kick of spicy heat by blending in or topping the dip with crushed red pepper flakes or other spices like hot paprika or cayenne pepper.

Try a sweet version! Omit the garlic and add ½ – 2 teaspoons of low-carb or alternative sweetener… Like erythritol, stevia, maple syrup, or a drizzle of honey. Consider adding a splash of vanilla extract to the dessert cottage cheese mixture. You can also sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon and/or add mini chocolate chips.

Bowl of cottage cheese dip surrounded by a sunburst of fresh veggies like carrots, mini bell peppers, celery, and green pepper slices.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the whipped cottage cheese dip cold with your favorite dippers. We love crunchy fresh veggies like carrot sticks or baby carrots, celery pieces, cucumbers, mini bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes.

For some carb-ish crunch, consider pairing it with crackers (regular or low carb), bagel chips, or pita chips. Our Low Carb Cauliflower Crackers and Keto Almond Flour Crackers are super easy and delicious!

If enjoying as a sweet dip, I suggest serving with Cinnamon Chips, cinnamon pita chips, or fresh fruit and berries. Hearty fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple or melon chunks, and grapes are all great for dipping.

Bowl of cottage cheese dip surrounded by a sunburst of fresh veggies like carrots, mini bell peppers, celery, and green pepper slices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does whipped cottage cheese taste like?

The consistency is smooth and creamy, like a traditional sour cream dip. It isn’t very thick, so it’s great for dipping rather than scooping.

This dip has a lovely flavor that is lightly tangy, and the savory garlic and bright lemon really come through. Whipped cottage cheese dip is rich and delicious, without being too heavy.

Why is my whipped cottage cheese runny?

This typically is the result of the cottage cheese not being drained well. Take the time to strain the cheese before pureing!

Is whipped cottage cheese the same as ricotta?

No, while they are similar they are not technically the same. Ricotta has smaller lumps and is mildly sweet. Whipped cottage cheese, on the other hand, is almost entirely smooth and naturally is more on the salty side.

How long is whipped cottage cheese good for?

Store the dip in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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Whipped Cottage Cheese Recipe + Video

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This easy recipe turns rich and tangy cottage cheese into a creamy, delicious, and high-protein whipped snack dip with only 3 simple ingredients!
Servings: 8 servings (2 cups total)

Ingredients

  • 24 ounce cottage cheese 4% or 2%
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional Add-Ins: fresh dill, thyme, basil

Instructions

  • Open a container of cottage cheese and dump it into a fine mesh strainer. Tap the strainer over the empty container to remove as much excess liquid as possible. Then dump this drained cottage cheese into a food processor.
  • Add the lemon zest, garlic clove, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of additional fresh herbs if desired.
  • Cover and purée until the cottage cheese is smooth. Scoop the dip into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Notes

Store the dip in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 2oz, Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 268mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 0.03g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 119IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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