Love the idea of eating protein-packed cottage cheese, but don’t love the texture? Try whipped cottage cheese! By whipping cottage cheese in a food processor, it becomes smooth, creamy, airy, and light. Enjoy on its own or spread on toast, with fruit, or as a healthy dip. All you need is a container of cottage cheese and 2 minutes of time to make this super simple & healthy snack or breakfast idea.

whipped cottage cheese in a small bowl on a wooden board with parsley and tomato surrounding

Cottage cheese is probably the most polarizing food in the dairy aisle. With it’s lumpy texture, it doesn’t always LOOK like the most appetizing food, and you may pass it over, despite it’s mild and salty flavor and high protein content.

If you can’t get on board with the texture of cottage cheese, or if you want to try a new way to enjoy cottage cheese, you’ve got to try this whipped cottage cheese!

Whipped cottage cheese is simply cottage cheese that has been whipped in a food processor until it is smooth, creamy, light, and airy – similar to whipped goat cheese or whipped ricotta.

You can use whipped cottage cheese as a base for healthy dips, breakfast bowls, cottage cheese toast, or as you would regular cottage cheese. Try using it to make my cottage cheese ranch dip for veggies!

This recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, and nut free. It’s a high-protein snack, breakfast or appetizer idea.

Cottage cheese nutrition & health benefits

Are you wondering “is cottage cheese good for you”? As a Registered Dietitian, I am here to assure you yes, cottage cheese is a nutritious dairy product to include in your diet!

Cottage cheese is an excellent source of high-quality protein. One half cup of whole milk cottage cheese provides 14 grams of protein. This same serving provides additional nutrients:

  • 80 mg calcium (6% of your daily needs)
  • 0.71 mcg vitamin B12 (30% of your daily needs)
  • 0.186 mg riboflavin (14% of your daily needs)
  • 10.17 mcg selenium (18% of your daily needs)
  • 151.42 mg phosphorus (12% of your daily needs)

Cottage cheese and other dairy products can be a smart addition to a plant based diet. This is because cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein and vitamin B12 – nutrients that may be more difficult to get enough of on a plant-based diet.

Note that cottage cheese is generally high in sodium. One half cup has 458.78 mg, or 20% of your daily needs. Pair it with low sodium foods, like fresh vegetables and fruits, to ensure you are not eating an excess of sodium.

cottage cheese in a bowl on a grey backdrop

How to make whipped cottage cheese

  • This recipe could not be simpler. To make whipped cottage cheese, add a container of cottage cheese to a food processor fitted with an S blade.
  • Blend in your food processor for 1-2 minutes, until it is a creamy, smooth, and light consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice.

I recommend using full fat or low fat cottage cheese for a creamier texture and richer flavor.

Can I make whipped cottage cheese in a blender?

While I have not tried this myself, you should be able to make whipped cottage cheese in a blender for similar results. You may need to use more cottage cheese to ensure the blender has enough to work with.

Storage

Store whipped cottage cheese in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last as long as regular cottage cheese, so check the expiration date on the original packaging before tossing it.

If any separation occurs with storage, just give it a good stir before using.

What to do with whipped cottage cheese

This is such a versatile recipe! You can use whipped cottage cheese in so many different delicious ways. Here are some ideas:

Let me know if you love this post by leaving a comment or star rating below, and check out Instagram and Pinterest for more healthy lifestyle inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
whipped cottage cheese in a small bowl on a wooden board with parsley and tomato surrounding

Creamy 2-Minute Whipped Cottage Cheese

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 4 half-cup servings 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Love the idea of eating protein-packed cottage cheese, but don’t love the texture? Try whipped cottage cheese! By whipping cottage cheese in a food processor, it becomes smooth, creamy, airy, and light. Enjoy on its own or spread on toast, with fruit, or as a healthy dip. All you need is a container of cottage cheese and 2 minutes of time to make this super simple & healthy snack or breakfast idea.


Ingredients

Scale


Instructions

  1. Add the cottage cheese to a food processor fitted with an S-blade.
    cottage cheese in the bowl of a food processor
  2. Blend the cottage cheese for 1-2 minutes until it is smooth, creamy, and light. You may need to scrape down the bowl of the food processor once or twice.
    whipped cottage cheese in a food processor

Notes

Storage

Store whipped cottage cheese in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last as long as regular cottage cheese, so check the expiration date on the original packaging before tossing it.

If any separation occurs with storage, just give it a good stir before using.

What to do with whipped cottage cheese

This is such a versatile recipe! You can use whipped cottage cheese in so many different delicious ways. Here are some ideas: