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Whipped cottage cheese is light and fluffy, ideal as a dip or spread! Use it as a snack or breakfast idea or a party dip.

Whipped Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a low-calorie cheese that’s very high in protein: so it’s a great healthy cheese to add to your diet. Here’s a fun way to eat it: as Whipped Cottage Cheese! It makes this ingredient even more versatile, and it’s especially fun if the lumpy texture is undesirable to you. Whip it up and it’s a tasty spread for toast or dip for entertaining! Whipping it gives it a fluffy texture that’s like an entirely different substance. Here’s how to make it at home!

How to make whipped cottage cheese

Whipped cottage cheese is cottage cheese that’s whipped until the texture is fluffy and light, almost like cream cheese! Use as a low-fat substitute for cream cheese as a spread for toast and bagels. It also works as a dip, much like whipped ricotta and whipped feta cheese. You can buy whipped cottage cheese at some grocery stores, but it’s also very easy to make at home. Here’s how to make it:

  • Place any amount of cottage cheese in a food processor. A food processor is best for achieving the lightest, fluffiest texture. You can try it in a blender, and if you need more liquid add milk or water, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Process until fluffy and smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the bowl once.
Whipped Cottage Cheese

Ways to eat whipped cottage cheese

Whipped cottage cheese is light, fluffy and the perfect snack idea! Turn it into a healthy breakfast as cottage cheese toast, or serve it a party. Here are some ways to use this versatile ingredient:

  • Spread on toast with jam or honey
  • Spread for bagels and sandwiches
  • Topping for pancakes
  • Dip topped with honey and sea salt, dipped with pita triangles
  • Cottage cheese dip with ranch seasonings for veggies
  • In a breakfast bowl topped with fruit, granola and honey

How would you eat it? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cottage cheese nutrition

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.

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This whipped cottage cheese recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Whipped cottage cheese

Whipped Cottage Cheese

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


Whipped cottage cheese is light and fluffy, ideal as a dip or spread! Use it as a snack or breakfast idea or a party dip.


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) cottage cheese


  1. Place the cottage cheese in a food processor* and whip until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the bowl once. Taste and season with salt as desired.
  2. Serve as a spread on toast topped with honey or jam as an easy breakfast idea, or top with honey and serve with pita triangles as a party dip. Or, add seasonings to make Ranch Cottage Cheese Dip.


*A food processor is easiest and gets it the fluffiest. You can try it in a blender if that’s all you have; if necessary add a few teaspoons of milk or water to get it to blend.

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

Keywords: Whipped cottage cheese

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Hello and thank you for your recipes! I recently tried whipping cottage cheese and I loved it! However, it started to liquify rather quickly. Do you have any tips for keeping it in it’s whipped (stiff) state? Thank you in advance!

    1. Good question! We haven’t had that happen with our whipped cottage cheese before. You could probably re-whip it if necessary, but of course you wouldn’t want to do that every day! I would maybe try a different brand of cottage cheese and make sure it’s at its peak freshness. Let us know how it goes and if it happens again, and we can troubleshoot more!