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Cottage cheese has been one of my go-to ingredients and this Creamy Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip turned out so good! It is filled with delicious flavor, yet so easy to make!

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You will need just a handful of ingredients for this quick protein-packed dip. Serve with freshly cut veggies, crackers, and/or chips. Perfect for the pool or potlucks!

Making this ranch dip is so easy! It’s blended with seasonings until it’s smooth and whipped with an irresistible creamy texture that you won’t be able to get enough of. Easy serving has 6 grams of protein and is just 55 calories per 1/4 cup serving. All you need to make it is the cottage cheese, a little lemon juice and staple seasonings you probably already have in your pantry.

Recipe Summary

  • Quick & easy to make: Throw everything into the blender and this dip is prepped in just 5 minutes! Then, let it chill for an hour or two for the flavors to really intensify.
  • Make ahead: Cold dips, like this one, are even tastier after a little time in the fridge, making this a great snack to meal prep or make ahead of a party or get-together.
  • Delicious flavor and texture: This dip has the texture of dips made with sour cream and the seasonings are spot on for that classic ranch taste! Everyone will be asking you for the recipe!
Hand holding a cracker dipped into cottage cheese dip.

Ingredients Needed

This recipe is made by using a combination of simple ingredients that come together for major deliciousness! Full measurements are listed further down below. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cottage cheese: The base of the dip that will blend into a smooth and creamy mixture.
  • Lemon juice: Adds brightness.
  • Garlic powder: One teaspoon of garlic powder gives the dip a savory taste that is a must in any ranch dip.
  • Onion powder: For a subtle onion flavor without being overwhelming.
  • Dried parsley: Adds an earthy depth of flavor.
  • Dill: Use fresh or dried dill for a refreshing ranch flavor.
  • Salt & pepper: To bring all the flavors together.
Cottage cheese in a bowl with spices in small bowls.

How to Make It!

In no time at all, you’ll have an incredible snack that works great as a dip, spread, or even dressing!

  1. Blend: Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor. Securely cover the blender and blend until smooth.
  1. Adjust consistency: If the dip is too thick, you may add 2 tablespoons of water and blend again until you have a whipped dip consistency. You may do this step again if you prefer your dip a bit runny.
  2. Adjust seasonings: Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. The flavor will deepen and incorporate more as it sits in the fridge for a few hours.
  3. Chill: Place the whipped dip in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving it with your favorite veggies, crackers, or chips.

My Pro Tip

Helpful 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.
  • Make it a spread: Not only is this a tasty, creamy dip, but it works so well as a spread for sandwiches, wraps or burgers!
  • Make it a dressing: To take this from dip to high-protein salad dressing, simply whisk in milk or buttermilk until you’ve reached desired consistency.
  • Serving: If you’re serving this as a dip, it’s great with fresh-cut vegetables like carrots, celery, radishes, and cucumber, plus pita chips, crackers, pretzels and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

can I use Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese?

Yes, you can substitute with an equal amount of plain greek yogurt. Just keep in mind that the dip will have a more tart flavor than if using cottage cheese.

Why does my cottage cheese dip have too much liquid?

Many low-fat versions of cottage cheese contain more liquid. 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, 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 long can cottage cheese dip be left at room temperature?

Dips that contain dairy (like this one) 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.

Storage Recommendations

Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Make sure you don’t leave it at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.

Dipping cracker into cottage cheese ranch dip.

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Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

By: Rena
Servings: 8 1/4 cup servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
creamy ranch dip in a bowl with crackers in dip and fresh dish garnish
Creamy Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip is filled with delicious flavor, yet so easy to make! You'll need just a handful of ingredients for a quick protein-packed snack or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp fresh or dried dill
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor. Securely cover the blender and blend until smooth.
  • If the dip is too thick, you may add 2 tablespoons of water and blend again until you have a whipped dip consistency. You may do this step again if you prefer your dip a bit runny.
  • Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. The flavor will deepen and incorporate more as it sits in the fridge for a few hours.
  • Place the whipped dip in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving it with your favorite veggies, crackers, or chips

Notes

Storage: Store the dip in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
*Can also be used in sandwiches or as a high-protein salad dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 0.1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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  1. Loving these easy recipes, so tasty but I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. Good, healthy food that tastes delicious.