This cottage cheese queso dip is the perfect cheesy dip for a super bowl party, or simply to enjoy as a healthy snack. Made with simple ingredients and served with raw veggies or tortilla chips, this is the best way to enjoy an easy dip.
When it comes to satisfying your snack cravings, few things are as delightful and versatile as a good queso dip. But what if we told you that you can create a healthier and equally delicious version using cottage cheese as the star ingredient?
Get ready to dive into the world of Creamy Cottage Cheese Queso Dip – a wholesome twist on a classic favorite that’s sure to become a staple in your snack repertoire. Not to mention, each serving contains 20 grams of protein.
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THE MAGIC OF COTTAGE CHEESE QUESO DIP
Queso dip is beloved for its gooey, cheesy goodness that pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, veggies, and even drizzled over your favorite nachos. But what if we told you that you can enjoy that same creamy texture with the added bonus of protein and nutrients?
Enter Cottage Cheese Queso Dip, a fantastic way to indulge while making a healthier choice. This is such a versatile ingredient that is used in many recipes to increase the protein content, while keeping the calories lower.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR THE HIGH-PROTEIN DIP
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the cottage cheese dip recipe (the exact measurements, nutrition information and full recipe are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- Cottage cheese – can use full-fat cottage cheese or fat-free cottage cheese.
- Cheddar cheese – or shredded cheese of choice such as pepper jack or mozzarella cheese.
- Fajita seasoning – can also make a homemade taco seasoning with a blend of garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, etc.
- Serve it with – raw vegetables, pita chips, or your favorite tortilla chips.
- Optional – Cream cheese, greek yogurt, sour cream, nutritional yeast, fresh garlic, green chilies, hot sauce, etc.
HOW TO MAKE THE VIRAL TIKTOK RECIPE
- Start by blending the cottage cheese in a food processor or using an immersion blender. This gets it nice and creamy so you don’t have to worry about the texture of cottage cheese.
- Add the blended cottage cheese to a small microwave-safe bowl and add the shredded cheddar cheese and taco seasoning. Mix well and microwave for 1-2 minutes until it becomes a melty cheese sauce.
- Enjoy with pita bread, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, or favorite veggies of choice.
TIPS AND VARIATIONS
- Spice It Up: Adjust the level of heat by increasing or decreasing the amount of chili powder or adding some crushed red pepper flakes.
- Add-ins: Feel free to customize your healthy dip with ingredients like cooked ground beef, black beans, diced onions, or bell peppers for added texture and flavor.
- Make It Smoky: Enhance the flavor profile by adding a touch of smoked paprika or chipotle powder.
- Dietary Preferences: Opt for a dairy-free cheese and plant-based milk to create a vegan version of this dip.
WHY CHOOSE THIS CREAMY COTTAGE CHEESE DIP?
- Nutrient Boost: Cottage cheese is a fantastic source of protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients, making this dip a more nutritious choice compared to traditional queso dips.
- Creamy Texture: Blending cottage cheese creates a velvety base that’s perfect for dipping or drizzling.
- Customizable: The recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to adjust the spices and add-ins to suit your taste.
CAN I TASTE THE COTTAGE CHEESE IN THIS RECIPE?
The blended cottage cheese creates a creamy and smooth base for the queso dip. While there might be a subtle hint of cottage cheese flavor, the spices and melted cheddar cheese are the dominant flavors in the dip.
CAN I USE OTHER TYPES OF CHEESE?
Absolutely! While cheddar cheese is commonly used in queso dips, you can experiment with other cheeses like pepper jack, Monterey Jack, or a cheese blend for a unique flavor profile.
CAN I MAKE THIS HEALTHY QUESO DIP AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can prepare the dip ahead of time and refrigerate it in an airtight container. When reheating, you may need to add a splash of milk and gently warm it over low heat to restore the creamy consistency.
Other Recipes Using Cottage Cheese You May Like To Try!
- Edible Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
- Healthy Cottage Cheese Chocolate Fruit Dip
- Viral Tiktok Strawberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
- High Protein Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
- Copycat Starbucks Egg White Bites
Other Viral Tiktok Recipes
- Big Mac Smash Burger Tacos
- Magic Shell Yogurt Cup
- Air Fryer Tortilla Garlic Bread
- Cottage Cheese Brownie Batter
- Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza
- 1 cup blended cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp taco seasoning
- Start by blending the cottage cheese in a food processor or using an immersion blender. This gets it nice and creamy so you don't have to worry about the texture of cottage cheese.
- Add the blended cottage cheese to a small microwave-safe bowl and add the shredded cheddar cheese and taco seasoning. Mix well and microwave for 1 minute until it becomes a melty cheese sauce.
- Enjoy with tortilla chips, quest chips (an additional 19g of protein), pita bread, bell peppers, celery, or favorite veggies of choice.
Can use a spicy cheddar cheese.
Can use hot and spicy taco seasoning.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 730mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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