This whipped cottage cheese dip with ranch seasoning turns a container of cottage cheese and simple spices into a delicious, healthy snack! A 5-minute, low-calorie, protein-packed dip that is easy to serve for gathering, an after-school snack, or a healthy post-workout treat. 

a hand holding a cucumber that has been dipped in cottage cheese ranch dip.

What Makes This Recipe Great

Cottage cheese is one of my all-time favorite snacks to eat. It’s healthy, versatile, protein-packed, and completely gluten free! You’ve probably mixed it with fruit, but did you know you can transform it into the most delicious, savory ranch dip without any sour cream? This Easy Cottage Cheese Dip recipe is about to change your life! 

All you need is a container of cottage cheese, simple seasonings, and a food processor. The resulting dip has a fluffy, smooth, and creamy texture, plus an amazing ranch flavor! Serve with vegetables and crackers, and enjoy this tasty, creamy dip!

If you love cottage cheese, try my Easy Chocolate Protein Cheesecakes and Spinach and Feta Egg Bites!

Ingredient Notes

recipe ingredients in small bowls and labeled.
  • cottage cheese: Feel free to use nonfat, low-fat, or full-fat cottage cheese. 
  • ranch seasoning: dried parsley, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried onion flakes.
  • salt and pepper: Season with salt and black pepper or freshly ground black pepper to taste. 

Step-by-Step instructions

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  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the cottage cheese is very smooth and creamy. 
  2. Serve with veggies or crackers of choice. Enjoy!
a platter of vegetables and crackers with a small bowl of cottage cheese dip in the middle.

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

  • Equipment: I recommend using a food processor instead of a blender or nutribullet for this recipe because the food processor achieves that smooth, whipped, and creamy texture without over blending. 

Serving Tips

There are so many ways to serve this cottage cheese dip. It’s versatile, easily made ahead of time, and perfect for game day, large gatherings, or a weekday snack. Serve this with 

  • Vegetables: Sliced bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, carrots, celery, or cauliflower. 
  • Crackers: Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers. Simple Mills and Milton make great options. 
  • Bread: You can serve this with your favorite gluten-free pita bread, sourdough, or whichever is your favorite. 

Storage Tips

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for the shelf life of the cottage cheese. You can find the expiration date on the container. 
an up close photo of ranch dip in a white bowl.

Recipe FAQs

What do you mix with cottage cheese?

There are so many variations you can make. I love this savory ranch dip, but you can also mix in fresh fruit, honey, maple syrup, and more! 

Is cottage cheese healthy?

Yes! Cottage cheese is high in protein, low in calories, and also packed with calcium and other nutrients. It’s an excellent substitute for yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. 

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Cottage Cheese Dip with Ranch Seasoning

This whipped cottage cheese dip with ranch seasoning turns a container of cottage cheese and simple spices into a delicious, healthy snack! A 5-minute, low-calorie, protein-packed dip that is easy to serve for gathering, an after-school snack, or a healthy post-workout treat. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried onion flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the cottage cheese is very smooth and creamy.
  • Serve with veggies or crackers of choice. Enjoy!

Notes

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

  • Equipment: I recommend using a food processor instead of a blender or nutribullet for this recipe because the food processor achieves that smooth, whipped, and creamy texture without over blending. 

Serving Tips

There are so many ways to serve this dip. It’s versatile, easily made ahead of time, and perfect for game day, large gatherings, or a weekday snack. Serve this with 
  • Vegetables: Sliced bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, carrots, celery, or cauliflower. 
  • Crackers: Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers. Simple Mills and Milton make great options. 
  • Bread: You can serve this with your favorite gluten-free pita bread, sourdough, or whichever is your favorite. 

Storage Tips

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for the shelf life of the cottage cheese. You can find the expiration date on the container. 

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 404mg, Potassium: 91mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 51IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 0.3mg