Whipped Cottage Cheese

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This whipped cottage cheese dip comes together in about 5 minutes with only one ingredient. It’s creamy, tangy, packed with protein and delicious served as an appetizer or snack with pita chips and fresh veggies.

This whipped cottage cheese might just be my new favorite way to eat cottage cheese! You only need one ingredient and a food processor.

Once the cottage cheese gets whipped up it turns into a smooth and creamy dip that’s the perfect snack or appetizer served with pita chips and/or fresh vegetables. It’s also delicious spread over toast with fresh fruit and honey. The options are endless!

Whipped cottage cheese spread across a plate with a drizzle of olive oil and crushed red pepper.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make: This dip comes together in 5 minutes with just one ingredients and a food processor.
  • Feeds a crowd: It’s the perfect appetizer to serve a crowd and pairs well with fresh veggies and pita chips.
  • Totally customizable: This is the perfect base recipe to add your favorite mix-in’s or toppings!
  • Creamy and delicious: It has a smooth and creamy texture that’s irresistible.
  • Healthy: This dip is not only tasty, but is high protein and loaded with calcium, vitamins. Plus, it’s low carb and low calorie.
Whipped cottage cheese in a small dipping bowl topped with olive oil and crushed red pepper. Around the bowl are tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and pita chips.

Ingredients Needed

All you need is one main ingredient to make this whipped cottage cheese… a 16oz container of full-fat cottage cheese. I like using whole milk Good Culture cottage cheese. I recommend using 4% milkfat cottage cheese for the best results, but low-fat or 2% cottage cheese will also work. And because cottage cheese has a higher sodium content there’s so need for added salt in this recipe.

Collage of four photos showing the steps to make and serve Whipped Cottage Cheese: whipping the cottage cheese in a food processor, and adding to a bowl topped with red pepper and olive oil.

How to Make

This whipped cottage cheese recipe comes together in just 5 minutes!

Add your cottage cheese to a food processor. Blend on high until smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). You may need to stop a few times to scrape the sides down with a spatula.

Scoop the whipped cottage cheese into a shallow bowl or on a small plate. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and a crack of fresh black pepper, if desired.

Serve immediately with pita chips and fresh vegetables.

Whipped cottage cheese in a small dipping bowl topped with olive oil and crushed red pepper. Around the bowl are tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and pita chips.

Variations

This recipe is so simple and delicious as is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and experiment with it a bit. Here’s a few ideas to get you inspired:

  • Simple: Keep this cottage cheese mixture simple with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and cracked pepper like I did in the photos. A squirt of lemon juice would also be a nice addition.
  • Sweet Twist: Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup along with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a sweet treat.
  • Fruit Topping: Mix in some fresh fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, bananas or mango for a burst of natural sweetness and added nutritional value.
  • Spicy Kick: Blend in a teaspoon of cayenne, sriracha or red pepper flakes for some heat.
  • Add spices: Blend in your favorite spices like garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, etc.
  • Herbal: For a more aromatic version, blend in fresh herbs like fresh dill, basil, parsley or chives.
  • Nutty Flavor: A handful of crushed walnuts or almonds can add some crunch and nutty undertones.
  • Mediterranean: Add kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and a sprinkle of oregano for a Mediterranean twist.
  • Cheesecake dip: Make a dessert-style dip by blending in berries of choice and graham crackers for a healthy treat that tastes like cheesecake! You could even add cream cheese if you wanted for more of that cheesecake flavor.
Whipped cottage cheese in a small dipping bowl that is on a serving plate that is on a wooden cutting board. Around the small bowl of whipped cottage cheese are vegetables and chips that include tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, and pita chips.

What to Serve With Whipped Cottage Cheese

  • Pita bread – a classic pairing with a creamy dip! Homemade pita or store-bought, warmed pita are both great options. The pita bread helps to scoop up the dip, making it easier to enjoy.
  • Pita chips – if you don’t have pita bread, pita chips are the next best option!
  • Crackers – try my almond flour crackers or use store-bought. I love Simple Mills crackers for store-bought.
  • Toast – either dip small pieces of toast in this whipped cottage cheese or spread some on a fresh slice of sourdough bread for cottage cheese toast.
  • Fresh veggies – this dip is also delicious served with fresh veggies. My go-to choices would be carrots, cucumbers, celery and cherry tomatoes as they’re easier to dip. It’s also a great addition to any mezze platter!
A woman's hand dipping a pita chip in a small bowl of whipped cottage cheese topped with olive oil and crushed red pepper. Around the bowl are tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and pita chips.

Can You Make Whipped Cottage Cheese Without a Food Processor?

Yes! If you don’t have a food processor you can use a high-speed blender to whip the cottage cheese. You might just have to scrape the sides down more often than if you use a food processor.

Whipped cottage cheese on a plate topped with olive oil and crushed red pepper. The plate is on a wooden cutting board along with tomatoes, cucumbers, pita chips, peppers, and carrots.

How to Store Leftovers

If you find yourself with leftover whipped cottage cheese, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to eat it again, give it a good stir to recombine any separated liquids. Keep in mind that the texture may change slightly after refrigeration, but it will still be delicious!

More Dips and Spreads

Be sure to check out all of my cottage cheese recipes as well as all the dips and spreads here on EBF!

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Whipped Cottage Cheese

This whipped cottage cheese dip comes together in about 5 minutes with only one ingredient. It's creamy, tangy, packed with protein and delicious served as an appetizer or snack with pita chips and fresh veggies.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

  • 1 16 oz container full-fat cottage cheese, I used Good Culture 4%
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for serving, optional
  • Crack of fresh black pepper, for serving, optional

Instructions 

  • Add cottage cheese to a food processor.
    Cottage cheese in a food processor.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). You might have to stop a few times to scrape the sides down.
    Cottage cheese after being blended smoothly, or whipped, in a food processor.
  • Scoop whipped cottage cheese into a shallow bowl or on a small plate and top with a drizzle of olive oil and a crack of fresh black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately with pita chips and fresh veggies.
    Whipped cottage cheese on a plate topped with a drizzle of olive oil and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 55mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dips/Spreads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whipped Cottage Cheese
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  1. Would this keep if it is made a day ahead? I am thinking to use it Thanksgiving Day, and anything that can be done ahead of time is a winner.

    1. Hi Deb – You can make this dip ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to eat, give it a good stir to recombine any separated liquids. Keep in mind that the texture may change slightly after refrigeration, but it will still be delicious! Hope this is a hit!