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Whipped Cottage Cheese

Love the protein but hate the curds? Whipped cottage cheese gives you all the nutrition of cottage cheese without the texture! This recipe is a game-changer, with a savory version for dipping and a sweet version for dessert. So good!

Bowl of whipped cottage cheese garnished with fresh berries and granola

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Cottage cheese is known for its high protein content (28 grams per cup!), but it can be polarizing due to its grainy texture. Some people love it, while others cringe at the thought of those little curds in their mouth. 

Whipped cottage cheese offers the same protein punch, but with a smooth texture that makes it more versatile, easier to eat, and palatable to those who hate the curds. Below, I'll show you how to make both a savory and a sweet version.

Overhead view of whipped cottage cheese in bowl on plate with vegetables and pita chips

Why You’ll Love Whipped Cottage Cheese

  • Naturally high in protein. Not a fan of protein powders? Cottage cheese is the answer! Whipped cottage cheese is a great way to work more protein into your day without using supplements.
  • Satisfying and filling. Thanks to its high protein content, whipped cottage cheese will keep you feeling full and satisfied. This is a snack with staying power!
  • Super easy. Making whipped cottage cheese is as easy as it gets. Just add everything to your food processor and turn it on!

What You’ll Need

Scroll down to the recipe card to find the ingredient quantities and recipe instructions.

  • Cottage cheese – I recommend using full-fat cottage cheese, which whips up creamier and is more filling.
Overhead view of ingredients for savory whipped cottage cheese

Savory version:

  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice – I recommend freshly squeezed juice for the brightest flavor.
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh herbs – Thyme, dill, cilantro and parsley would all be delicious, but whatever herbs you have on hand will work.
Overhead view of ingredients for sweet whipped cottage cheese

Sweet Version:

  • Honey or maple syrup – Or another sweetener you like and have on hand.
  • Fruit jam or spread – This adds flavor, sweetness, and a little tint of color!

How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese

  • Combine. Add cottage the cheese to a food processor, along with the other ingredients for the sweet or savory version. 
  • Blend. Turn on the food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Serve. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with toppings like fresh herbs, olive oil, or fruit, or use the whipped cottage cheese as desired.

Tips for Success

  • Be patient. Which means: blend until the cottage cheese is completely smooth! Sometimes little curds can hide in there, so I recommend taking a spoon and stirring the mixture a bit to look for any curds before scooping the cheese out and putting it into a serving bowl.
  • Chill if needed. If you’re blending the cottage cheese for a while, it’s possible that your food processor might warm it up a bit. You can refrigerate it until it’s cold again. 
  • Customize it to your liking. This recipe is just a base, so feel free to add in any additional ingredients to make it your own.
Drizzling honey over whipped cottage cheese and fruit on toast

More Whipped Cottage Cheese Variations

  • Chocolate peanut butter. Add cocoa powder and peanut butter powder (or regular peanut butter) for a decadent, protein-packed dessert.
  • Chocolate chip. Blend in a splash of vanilla extract and fold in mini chocolate chips for a fun treat to satisfy late-night sweet cravings.
  • Baklava. Sweeten the whipped cottage cheese with honey and add chopped pistachios on top.
  • Sugar cookie. Add vanilla and almond extracts to sweet whipped cottage cheese; sprinkles are optional!
Overhead view of savory whipped cottage cheese in bowl

Serving Suggestions

Serve savory whipped cottage cheese:

  • As a dip with veggies (carrots, celery, cucumber), crackers, and chips.
  • As a spread for sandwiches, wraps, or toast.
  • On crostini with burst cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of syrupy balsamic vinegar.

Serve sweet whipped cottage cheese:

  • As a dip with fruit (apples, berries, pineapple) and graham crackers.
  • As a topping for waffles, protein pancakes, or toast, along with sliced bananas or berries.
  • Layered as a parfait with fresh fruit and granola.
Overhead view of whipped cottage cheese toast topped with fresh berries

How to Store

For best results, enjoy this cottage cheese immediately after making it. However, if you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Give it a stir before enjoying again! 

Can I Freeze This Recipe?

While you can technically freeze whipped cottage cheese, it's not recommended as the texture may change once thawed. It's best to enjoy it fresh!

Dipping pita chip into savory whipped cottage cheese

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Whipped Cottage Cheese

Love the protein but hate the curds? Whipped cottage cheese gives you the nutrition without the texture. Two easy versions: sweet & savory!
author: Alyssa
yield: 4 servings
Bowl of whipped cottage cheese garnished with fruit and granola
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


Savory version:

  • 1 (16-ounce) container cottage cheese preferably full-fat
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • Fresh herbs if desired (thyme, dill, cilantro and parsley would all be good options)

Sweet version:


  • Add cottage cheese to a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Add seasonings as desired and enjoy!


Nutritional information is calculated for the savory version.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.1mg
cuisine: American
course: Appetizer, Snack

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