This Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip is made with 5 ingredients, in 5 minutes, in a blender or food processor. It tastes like savory and creamy ranch that pairs perfectly with fresh vegetables and crackers.

We also love this healthy veggie dip, healthy Ranch dressing and cottage cheese queso for dipping the veggies.

Cottage cheese ranch dip in a bowl served with cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers on a plate.

Because cottage cheese is having a moment, I decided to make cottage cheese ranch dip that tastes like regular ranch.

After tremendous success with protein bagels and cottage cheese pizza crust, I think cottage cheese is meant to be used in savory recipes. In fact, I now have a dedicated cottage cheese recipes category here on iFoodReal.

All you need is 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. You can make cottage cheese ranch in a food processor or blender depending how chunky or creamy you want it. This low calorie, high protein dip is perfect as a party appetizer, after school snack or post workout meal.

Ingredients for Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

To make whipped cottage cheese ranch dip recipe you just need 5 simple ingredients that are highly customizable. Make it your own!

Cottage cheese, garlic, fresh dill, salt and pepper.
  • Cottage cheese: I used 2% fat cottage cheese. You can use 0%, 1% or 4% fat cottage cheese. I think it will taste amazing in either case.
  • Fresh dill: I love the taste of fresh dill and garlic together (Ukrainian in me). You can also substitute with 2 teaspoons of dried dill weed. Or use other fresh herbs like fresh parsley or chives (add finely chopped at the end).
  • Fresh garlic: Use as much or as little as you want. You can also use 1 to 2 teaspoons of garlic powder for more subtle garlic taste.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste. Please note that various brands of cottage cheese contain different amount of sodium.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

Here is a quick overview how to make cottage cheese ranch dip in a food processor. For a more creamy texture, use a high speed blender.

Step by step process how to make cottage cheese ranch dip in a food processor and then serve.
  • Combine: In a food processor, add cottage cheese, dill, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Process: Process for 1 to 3 minutes until desired consistency. Open the lid and add 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  • Adjust: Process a bit more and see if you like the consistency and texture. Now is a good time to taste it for seasonings as well. Add more water and pulse, if necessary.
  • Serve: Transfer to a small bowl and serve with vegetables and crackers.

Tips for Best Results

Here are my top tips for the best cottage cheese dip recipe!

  • If you like creamy Ranch: Use a high speed blender to make this dip. You might want to add water at the start to help the things move inside the blender jug.
  • If you like chunky dip: Use food processor or mix all ingredients by hand. It actually tastes very good this way and saves time!
  • For more creaminess: Use 4% full-fat cottage cheese.
  • Using pantry staples: If you don’t have fresh dill and fresh garlic on hand, substitute with 2 teaspoons of dried dill weed, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon onion powder.
  • Adjust to taste: This whipped cottage cheese ranch dip is very forgiving. Please make it your own by adding your favorite seasonings at the end.
Person holding cucumber stick dipped into ranch dip.

What Are Best Vegetables for Dipping?

When choosing vegetables for dipping into cottage cheese veggie dip, pick fresh, crunchy and easy to hold veggies like:

  • Cucumber sticks and mini cucumbers
  • Carrot sticks and baby carrots
  • Bell pepper sticks and mini peppers
  • Radishes with greens attached
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Broccoli florets
  • Snap peas
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Celery sticks

Also crackers, pita bread, sourdough bread, pretzels and pretzel crackers are great. Try this ranch dip with crispy Parmesan potatoes, so good!

How to Store

Store: Refrigerate cottage cheese ranch dip in an airtight container for up to 1 week. I prefer glass containers and not plastic because I think food tastes better this way when stored long term.

Freeze: You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

FAQs

What is the best cottage cheese to use for the dip?

You can use low-fat cottage cheese or full-fat cottage cheese to make this ranch dip. This time I used 2% fat cottage cheese. Good brand is Organic MeadowGood Culture or Daisy. They have clean ingredients.

Can I add ranch dressing mix to this dip?

Yes you can add a package of dry ranch dressing mix to the cottage cheese ranch dip. I recommend to skip all seasonings then and adjust them to taste at the end.

Will blended cottage cheese taste good?

Yes you can blend cottage cheese. Once blended, it doesn’t even taste like cottage cheese but rather a very creamy Greek yogurt mixed with cream cheese.

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Cottage cheese ranch dip served with vegetables on a platter.

Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

This Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip is made with 5 ingredients, in 5 minutes in a blender or food processor. It tastes like savory and creamy ranch dip that pairs perfectly with fresh vegetables and crackers.
4 from 4 votes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 36
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • In a food processor, add cottage cheese, dill, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Process until desired consistency, I like with a few chunks. Add water and process a bit more to combine. Adjust consistency with more water, if you wish.
  • Serve in a bowl on a platter with fresh vegetables and crackers.

Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or on a counter for a few hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 209mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 1g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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