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This cottage cheese dip tastes just like ranch dip, but it’s made with a few spices and this healthy cheese! Perfect for parties.

Cottage Cheese Dip

There’s nothing we love more than a recipe that’s ultra simple and delivers on flavor. Meet this 5-ingredient Cottage Cheese Dip! It tastes like that good old ranch dip (you know, sour cream and a seasoning packet?). But it’s made with this healthy low-calorie, high protein cheese! All you need are a few seasonings from your pantry to make this into a stellar party dip. I scooped a tester bite out of the food processor and immediately exclaimed “Wow!” Ready to experience the magic?

5 ingredients in cottage cheese dip

This cottage cheese dip is ready in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients: all you need is a large food processor! You can also make this in a blender if you like (see below), though the food processor is the best tool for the job. Here are the only ingredients you’ll need:

  • Cottage cheese
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried dill
  • Salt

Add a few grinds fresh ground black pepper, if you like! Then blend it up in a food processor until fluffy and smooth. That’s it! Take a scoop of the fluffy white stuff and give it a try: you’ll be amazed at the amount of flavor that come out of these simple ingredients!

Cottage Cheese Dip

Food processor vs blender

A food processor is best for this cottage cheese dip: it essentially makes Whipped Cottage Cheese that you’ll season with a few spices. But if you don’t have one, you can try with a blender! Here’s a breakdown of the differences:

A food processor is easiest because it easily blends into a smooth texture. With a blender it can sometimes get stuck at the bottom, depending on the powder level of your blender.

A blender can work: just scrape down as much as you need to. If necessary, you can add about 1 tablespoon milk or water to try to get it to blend (just don’t add too much or it will become too liquid.

What to dip in cottage cheese dip

You can use cottage cheese dip like a typical ranch dip! It tastes good with a variety of vegetables and crackers. Here are our favorites for using with this dip:

  • Carrot sticks and celery
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Snap peas
  • Kohlrabi sticks
  • Crackers of any kind, including nut-based or gluten-free
  • Crostini
  • Bread
  • Pita bread or pita crisps
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Cottage cheese nutrition

Is cottage cheese that much better than a sour cream in a dip? What makes cottage cheese a healthy cheese? According to Healthline, here are some of the benefits of cottage cheese:

  • It’s a low calorie cheese. A 1-cup serving has just 163 calories.
  • It’s very high in protein. 1 cup has a whopping 28 grams protein, over half your daily need. Protein accounts for over 70% of the calories.
  • It’s also packed with nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and selenium.

While you’re only eating small quantities as a dip, the amount of protein you get with lower calories does make a difference. It also makes it a nice idea for healthy lunches!

Cottage Cheese Dip

More cottage cheese recipes

There are lots of ways to use cottage cheese outside of simply eating it with a spoon! Here are some of our favorite cottage cheese recipes:

This cottage cheese dip is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Cottage Cheese Dip

Cottage Cheese Dip (5 Ingredients!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


This cottage cheese dip tastes just like ranch dip, but it’s made with a few spices and this healthy cheese! Perfect for parties.


  • 2 cups (1 pound) cottage cheese
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper, optional


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor* until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the bowl once. Taste and add additional salt if desired.


*A food processor is best, but you can also try in a blender. Stop and scrape down the bowl, and if necessary add about 1 tablespoon milk or water to get it to blend. Resist the urge to add too much or it will become too liquid in texture.

  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Whipped
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cottage cheese dip

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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        1. I was able to blend it smooth with an immersion blender. Worked great. Thanks for the recipe. Only adjustment I made was a small pinch of salt.

  1. You’re quite right — this is delicious! And I can tell it would work with other flavorings, too. Thank you!

  2. Absolutely delicious! Only thing I didn’t do was add the salt. Will have this around OFTEN!! Thank you!

  3. This is delicious!! Made exactly as recipe states but left out the pepper because I don’t have white pepper. Why would anyone choose the salt laden Hidden Valley Ranch, ever again!! ;)

  4. I’d sub the garlic powder with fresh garlic, add some acidity such as lemon or white wine vinegar and it’s delicious.

  5. Delicious! I didn’t blend this. I used small curd cottage cheese and enjoyed with Ruffles. My husband thought it had too much dill, he’s wrong. I’ll be making this again! Thank you.

  6. So easy and great taste. My husband likes veggies and dip so this will be a tasty alternative to the higher fat dips.

  7. +much easier to use immersion blender. Takes two minutes to blend and add ingredients and one minutes to clean blender. I hate cleaning food processors.

  8. So…funny story. I was trying to make Whipped Cottage Cheese in my Vitamix yesterday. I ended up liquefying it completely. It didn’t really firm up overnight in the fridge so I was searching for things to do with it. I came across your recipe and decided it would be the perfect consistency for salad dressing. It came out SO GOOD!!! Thank you for the awesome recipe and a super-fun way to use my liquid cottage cheese!