Herbed Cottage Cheese Dip

By Rena Awada | Updated On November 25, 2023

This Flavorful Cottage Cheese Dip recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients, and will quickly become your go-to snack or healthy appetizer! It’s easy to make, delicious, and perfectly served with fresh-cut veggies, crackers, or chips. Make it for your next party or potluck!

Top view of a plate with veggies and a bowl of whipped cottage cheese with herbs in the middle.


This whipped cottage cheese dip is bound to be a new fav, whether you’re a fan of cottage cheese or not! It has a wonderful creaminess and texture that will blow you away. It’s also packed with so much delicious flavor from all of the fresh herbs, you can’t stop at one bite.

Not only is this dip super easy to make and incredibly delicious, but it’s also really good for you! It’s loaded with 12 grams of protein and is just over 100 calories per serving. Also, don’t worry, if you’re not a fan of the texture of cottage cheese. We’re blending it in a blender to make it completely smooth, like a dip made with sour cream.

Why you should make this recipe

  • Quick & easy: This cottage cheese dip recipe is ready in just about 10 minutes, including prep time. All you have to do is add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend.
  • Make ahead: This is a great appetizer to make in advance of a party or get together because it tastes even better after the flavors have a chance to intensify in the fridge.
  • Creamy and super tasty: Don’t underestimate cottage cheese, because once you try this flavorful dip loaded with fresh herbs, you’ll keep coming back for seconds and thirds.
  • A crowd pleaser: From kids to adults, everyone loves this! It will definitely be a hit at your next party or gathering!
Hand dipping into cottage cheese dip with a strip of bell pepper.

Ingredients needed

You will love that this cottage cheese dip recipe is made with simple good-for-you ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cottage cheese: For the base of the dip. Even if you don’t typically care for cottage cheese, once it’s whipped up in this dip, you will change your mind.
  • Fresh herbs: We’re blending in fresh dill, mint and parsley for a lovely herby flavor and pop of color.
  • Green onions: Use only the green part for texture and a mild chive taste You can sub with chives, if you’d like.
  • Garlic: Just 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to give the dip that delicious garlic flavor.
  • Kosher salt & black pepper: Season with salt and pepper to really bring out all of the flavors.
Cottage cheese, fresh herbs, garlic powder and salt & pepper.

How to make this recipe

In just a matter of minutes, you’ll have the most delicious high-protein snack or appetizer! Grab some chips, crackers, or veggies, and dig in!

  1. Blend: Place all your ingredients in a small blender or food processor and process until mixed. Alternatively, you can whip it by hand in a mixing bowl with a whisk.
  1. Serve: Transfer the cottage cheese dip in a small serving bowl and place onto a platter next to your optional choices to serve.

Expert tips

  • Type of cottage cheese: You can definitely use low-fat cottage cheese, but the dip will be creamier and richer with full-fat cottage cheese. We like Good Culture or Nancy’s cottage cheese brands.
  • Fresh garlic: Garlic powder is great because it distributes throughout the dip better than fresh. However, if you’d prefer to use fresh garlic, add 2 minced cloves of garlic. Taste and add a bit more, depending on your preference.
  • Mincing the herbs: We recommend mincing the herbs before adding them to the blender to ensure that they are distributed evenly throughout the cottage cheese.
  • Use dried herbs: Fresh herbs are more flavorful, however, if you’d prefer to use dried herbs, add 1 tsp instead of 1 tbsp of dill and mint and 2 tsp of parsley since dried herbs are more potent and can overwhelm the dip.
  • Chill the dip: Cottage cheese dip is really delicious chilled for about 1 hour before serving. Also, dips, like this, that contain dairy shouldn’t be left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. Serve it straight out of the fridge, and if it sits out for up to 2 hours, you can always cover it and put it back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before enjoying it again.
hand holding tortilla chips and dipping in cottage cheese dip in a bowl on a large platter with veggies and chips around it

Frequently asked questions

What mixes well with cottage cheese?

The minced herbs in this dip combine deliciously with the whipped cottage cheese. They add wonderful freshness and herby flavor. For a quick snack, we also like to mix veggies, nuts, fruit, or salsa with cottage cheese.

Why is my whipped cottage cheese runny?

Some brands of cottage cheese tend to have more liquid in them, especially low-fat versions. Before adding it to the blender, if you notice your cottage cheese has an extra amount of liquid, try straining the cottage cheese before blending. Also, be sure not to over-blend the dip, because this can release more liquid. If this happens, try adding some more cottage cheese and blending briefly again, just enough to incorporate and thicken the mixture.

How many calories are in cottage cheese dip?

This particular cottage cheese dip recipe has just over 100 calories, 4 grams of carbs, 12 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. For more nutrition information, see the bottom of the recipe card.

Cottage cheese dip served with freshly cut veggies and chips.

Serving suggestions

There are countless ways to serve this delicious dip! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Dip: Serve with fresh-cut vegetables like carrot sticks, sliced cucumbers, bell pepper strips, celery, and radishes. Also, add pita chips, crackers, pretzels to the serving platter.
  • Spread: Use this dip instead of mayo! Add this to sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and toast for extra flavor and creaminess.
  • Dressing: You can whisk in a small amount of milk or buttermilk until you’ve reached desired consistency for dressing a salad or drizzling over a grain bowl.

Storage recommendations

Store any leftover cottage cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 4 days. Be sure to give it a good stir before enjoying it again. We do not recommend freezing this because the cottage cheese will change texture.

Cottage cheese dip with a slice of yellow bell pepper dipped in.

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Top view of a plate with veggies and a bowl of whipped cottage cheese with herbs in the middle.

Herbed Cottage Cheese Dip

Flavorful Herbed Cottage Cheese Dip is made with just a handful of ingredients, and will quickly become your go-to snack or healthy appetizer! It’s easy to make, delicious, and is perfect served with fresh-cut veggies, crackers or chips. Make it for your next party or potluck!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Rena

Equipment

  • food processor
  • spatula
  • Bowl
  • platter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2-3 small green onions green parts only
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Optional for serving:

  • toast or corn chips, fresh chopped cucumbers, carrots, baby sweet peppers

Instructions

  • Place all your ingredients in a small blender or food processor and process until mixed. Alternatively, you can whip it by hand in a mixing bowl with a whisk.
  • Transfer the cottage cheese dip in a small serving bowl and place onto a platter next to your optional choices to serve.

Notes

Store any leftover cottage cheese dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 4 days. Be sure to give it a good stir before enjoying it again. We do not recommend freezing this because the cottage cheese will change texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 914mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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