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Whipped Cottage Cheese

Creamy, light and filled with protein, this Whipped Cottage Cheese is the perfect dip to serve with crunchy vegetables, pita chips or as a spread on toast. Start with your base whipped cottage cheese and add your favorite fresh herbs and garlic or try lemon juice and lemon zest. The options are endless when making this easy dip!

Whipped Cottage Cheese with gold spoon

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WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

Cottage cheese is having a moment.

I actually grew up eating cottage cheese and have always really loved it. We used to add fresh fruit, like peaches or pineapples, along with a drizzle of honey for a high-protein breakfast.

I love seeing all the unique and fun ways that people use cottage cheese now.

Today I am excited to be partnering with the American Dairy Association Mideast to bring you this delicious Whipped Cottage Cheese recipe.

This recipe for Whipped Cottage Cheese is a simple way to serve it as a creamy spread.

You can have this dip on the table in under 5 minutes, which makes it perfect for party planning.

This dip is a great way to get protein into your daily meals and can be used in so many ways- from a spread on sandwiches, toast or wraps to a dip with vegetables or pita chips.

I am sharing with you the base whipped cottage cheese recipe which is so simple to make and then two other ways to modify it using fresh herbs and garlic, as well as a version using lemon juice and lemon zest.

If you are hosting a Mother’s Day brunch, a spring get-together or a baby shower, this would be a beautiful, delicious addition to your spread.

If you enjoy a cheese based dip, try some of my other favorites like this Easy Baked Feta Recipe, Layered Greek Yogurt Dip, Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomato Dip or this Lemon Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with vegetables

WHY YOU WILL LOVE WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

EASY TO PREPARE: This easy whipped cottage cheese dip can be prepared and is ready to enjoy in just 5 minutes. The main work comes with whipping the cottage cheese into a creamy consistency. This is such a great dip for spring!

VERSATILE RECIPE: Using a base of cottage cheese and black pepper, you can pretty much add any other ingredient to flavor this easy dip. I love fresh herbs and lemon juice.

SAVORY & SWEET: I’ve opted for savory whipped cottage cheese dips, but with a few minor adjustments, you can go all out on sweet flavors for the perfect whipped cottage cheese dessert.

PROTEIN PACKED: From a nutrition standpoint, cottage cheese is a great source of protein to your diet, can be low in calories and contains important nutrients like calcium, vitamin A, and B vitamins. You will love this high-protein dip.

Whipped Cottage Cheese ingredients

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR THIS WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE RECIPE?

The base ingredients for plain whipped cottage cheese are two simple ingredients:

  • CHEESE: I use a 16 ounce container of full-fat cottage cheese to serve 2-3. You can use low-fat, but I find it to be less creamy.
  • SEASONING: I season the cottage cheese with a crack of fresh black pepper. I don’t add salt, as there is enough salt in the cottage cheese.

GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

  • OIL: I use extra virgin olive oil in this dip, as it has a great nutty flavor.
  • GARLIC: I use fresh minced garlic because it has the best flavor.
  • FRESH HERBS: I used combination of fresh parsley, basil and chives in this herby dip.

LEMON HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

  • LEMON: I use both lemon juice and lemon zest to flavor the dip.
  • GARLIC: I use fresh minced garlic as it has the best flavor.
  • FRESH HERBS: I used combination of fresh parsley and dill in this zesty citrus dip.
Whipped Cottage Cheese lemon garlic

HOW TO MAKE WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

You can serve this delicious whipped cottage cheese recipe plain, or add flavors to the cheese as I have done.

FOR PLAIN WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE:

Add the cottage cheese to a high speed food processor or blender along with the black pepper.

Whipped Cottage Cheese in a blender

Blend until smooth. Taste and add more black pepper to taste.

Whipped Cottage Cheese in a food processor

Below are 2 of my favorite flavor variations.

GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

PREPARE THE DIP: Add the cottage cheese, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, parsley, chives and basil to a high-speed blender and blend until you have a creamy dip.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with herbs

ADJUST TO TASTE: Taste and season with more salt and pepper to taste. If you want a thinner texture, you can add a tad more olive oil or lemon juice.

SERVE THE DIP: Serve in a shallow bowl with fresh herbs and crushed red pepper. Serve with fresh vegetables and pita chips.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with veggies

LEMON HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

PREPARE THE DIP: Add the cottage cheese, black pepper, lemon juice and lemon zest, garlic, fresh dill and fresh parsley into the high-speed blender and process until smooth.

Whipped Cottage Cheese lemon cottage cheese

ADJUST TO TASTE: Taste and season with more salt and pepper to taste. If you want a thinner texture, you can add a tad more olive oil or lemon juice.

SERVE THE DIP: Serve in a shallow bowl with fresh herbs and crushed red pepper. Serve with fresh vegetables, graham crackers or pita chips.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with vegetables on platter

RECIPE TIPS & MODIFICATIONS FOR HOMEMADE WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

CITRUS: I’ve used lemon zest and juice in this dip, but you could substitute with other citrus like orange or lime, depending on how you want to serve the dip.

GARLIC: For a sweeter dip, swap lemon for orange, and leave out the garlic and herbs. You can also use garlic powder in place of the fresh garlic if needed.

FRESH HERBS: Use any variety of fresh herbs in this versatile recipe: parsley, chives, cilantro, basil, tarragon, oregano, dill, mint.

RANCH: You can create a ranch cottage cheese dip. Just add a packed of ranch seasoning and stir!

SPICE: If you like a spicy dip try adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce.

TOMATOES: Add some sun-dried tomatoes to the dip.

DOUBLE THE RECIPE: This recipe is easily doubled or tripled if you are feeding a larger group of diners.

FRIDGE: Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, stir before serving. I like to taste the dip and add more fresh herbs if needed.

LEFTOVERS: Leftover dip makes a great addition to a layered sandwich for an easy lunch the next day.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with crackers

HOW TO SERVE WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

What I love most about whipped cottage cheese is that it can be served both sweet and savory.

AS A DIP: As a dip it works great with some fresh veggies, or pita chips, try my Homemade Baked Pita Chips, or Air Fryer Pita Chips.

SANDWICHES: Layer whipped cottage cheese into your favorite sandwich, or spread over toast with your favorite toppings.

For example, try adding the lemon whipped cottage cheese to toast along with fresh strawberry preserves and a drizzle of honey.

TOAST: Or top your toast with fresh or roasted stone fruits. Try sliced peaches with a drizzle of honey and a scattering of pistachio nuts along with the cottage cheese dip. You also could top your avocado toast with the whipped cottage cheese.

BREAKFAST TOPPING: Go sweet and leave out the garlic and herbs, opting for orange juice and zest and a little honey to sweeten the dip. This delicious whipped cottage cheese is the perfect topping for pancakes or waffles.

Whipped Cottage Cheese with vegetables

IS WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE LIKE RICOTTA?

Whipped cottage cheese can be used in place of ricotta in many recipes, although they do differ a little in flavor. Where whipped cottage cheese is slightly salty, ricotta has a sweeter flavor.

HOW CAN I SUBSTITUTE COTTAGE CHEESE IN RECIPES

IN PLACE OF RICOTTA: Cottage cheese can be used as a substitute for ricotta cheese in recipes such as lasagna, stuffed shells, or cannelloni. Just blend the cottage cheese until smooth if you prefer a texture closer to ricotta.

DIPS: It can be blended into dips like this Lemon Artichoke Dip or this Whipped Feta Dip.

TOAST: Whipped cottage cheese is great as a substitute to other soft cheeses on toast. I love adding it to this Tomato Toast with Whipped Feta {sub for the feta} or this Mediterranean Hummus Toast {sub for the hummus}.

SALADS: Cottage cheese can be used as a substitute for other soft cheeses in salads. It adds a creamy texture and a boost of protein. You can use it in salads, like mixed green salads or a Greek salad.

TOPPING: It can be a great topping on various dishes like baked potatoes, tacos or nachos.

BAKED GOODS: Another great use is as a substitute for other dairy products like yogurt or sour cream in baked goods such as muffins, pancakes, or cakes. It adds moisture and richness to the baked goods.

SMOOTHIES: Blend it into smoothies to add creaminess and a boost of protein. It pairs well with fruits like berries, bananas, or peaches.

Whipped Cottage Cheese plain in a dish

OTHER DIP RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

CREAMY DILL GREEK YOGURT DIP

PUMPKIN DIP

LAYERED GREEK DIP

CREAMY MEXICAN DIP

WHITE BEAN ARTICHOKE DIP

BAKED SRIRACHA SWEET CORN DIP

BLACK BEAN DIP

WHITE BEAN & SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP

Whipped Cottage Cheese with gold spoon

Whipped Cottage Cheese

Creamy, light and filled with protein, this Whipped Cottage Cheese is the perfect dip to serve with crunchy vegetables, pita chips or as a spread on toast. Start with a base of whipped cottage cheese and add your favorite fresh herbs and garlic, or try lemon juice and lemon zest. The options are endless when making this easy dip!
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Course: Appetizer
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, dairy, easy, food, healthy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
4

Ingredients

  • 1 -16- ounce container full-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil

LEMON HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice + 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Instructions

  • FOR THE PLAIN WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE: Add the cottage cheese to a high speed food processor or blender along with the black pepper. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more black pepper to taste.

FOR THE GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE:

  • For this version add in the olive oil, garlic, parsley, chives and basil with the cottage cheese and black pepper to a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
  • Taste and season with more salt and pepper to taste. If you want a thinner texture, you can add a tad more olive oil or lemon juice.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl with fresh herbs and crushed red pepper. Serve with fresh vegetables and pita chips.

FOR THE LEMON HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE:

  • For the lemon version add lemon juice and lemon zest, garlic, fresh dill and fresh parsley along with the cottage cheese and black pepper to a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
  • Taste and season with more salt and pepper to taste. If you want a thinner texture, you can add a tad more olive oil or lemon juice.
  • Serve in a shallow bowl with fresh herbs and crushed red pepper. Serve with fresh vegetables and pita chips.

Notes

You can serve this as a dip with veggies and pita or try using it on toast with your favorite toppings. For example, try adding the lemon whipped cottage cheese to toast, along with fresh strawberry preserves and a drizzle of honey.
Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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Today’s post is sponsored by the American Dairy Association Mideast. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create new and exciting recipes.

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