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Creamy Cottage Cheese Queso Dip

This creamy cottage cheese queso dip is protein packed and so delicious! Perfect for game day or as an additional to taco Tuesday. Using AE Dairy Whipped Smooth Cottage Cheese, means this recipe comes together in minutes! Simply melt cottage cheese and shredded cheese together until you get a smooth mixture, season with paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. Top you cottage cheese queso with fresh Pico or chopped cilantro and fresh jalapeños.

Smooth, creamy, and cheesy – you will never believe this queso is packed with protein!

Highlights of this cottage cheese queso:

  • Packed with protein
  • Family favorite
  • Short cook time, comes together in minutes
  • Can be made in the microwave
  • Spice level can be adjusted
  • Great for games days and taco nights
  • Top with your favorites like Pico de Gallo, jalapeños, cilantro, and green onions
  • Creamy texture
  • Full of cheesy flavor
  • Great with chips, over enchiladas, on nachos, and much more
  • Serve with homemade chips, store-bought tortillas, or chopped veggies

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Using AE Dairy Whipped Smooth Cottage Cheese you can skip the blending and use this straight out of the container! If you’re not a fan of the cottage cheese texture, but you enjoy the flavor – you will love this! It would also make great ranch dip, a filling in lasagna or stuffed shells, even spread some on a piece of toast and drizzle with honey for a quick snack!

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • AE Dairy Whipped Smooth Cottage Cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, could substitute extra cheddar cheese or Colby jack cheese
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Pico de Gallo, or use diced tomatoes
  • Cilantro, avocado, lime, or green onion for topping

Top your queso with green onion, cilantro, jalapenos, Pico de Gallo, or avocado!

Tools I used for this delicious queso dip:

Topping ideas:

  • Fresh Pico de Gallo
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Chili or beans
  • Cilantro or green onions
  • Avocado or guacamole

Quick Steps:

  • Combine cottage cheese and shredded cheddar
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth
  • Mix in seasonings and chilis
  • Serve topped with favorite toppings

Serving ideas and variations:

  • Mix in ground beef or original rotel tomatoes
  • Turn into chili con queso
  • Top with cilantro, queso fresco, or pickled jalapenos
  • Use different kinds of cheese
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or make your own!
  • Top with pico de gallo or mix in black beans
  • Serve over tacos and enchiladas or dip quesadillas in

Instructions for the cottage cheese queso:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine whipped cottage cheese and shredded cheddar cheese, Microwave the mixture in 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth (see notes below for heating tips)*.
  • Once the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth, mix in the spices and green chilis. Fold to combine, transfer to a serving bowl and top with Pico De Gallo and any other desired toppings. Serve with chips and enjoy immediately.

Notes:

*If the cottage cheese is over heated it may cause the mixture to break. If that happens, it can be recombined in a food processor or blender until the desired consistency is reached. This could also be made in a food processor to start, then heated as desired.

*If you cannot find whipped cottage cheese, you can substitute regular cottage cheese and blend until smooth. 

Creamy Cottage Cheese Queso Dip

5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: Appetizers, Cottage Cheese, Game Day Snack, Protein packed, Queso
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 90kcal
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Ingredients:  

  • 24 oz. AE Dairy Whipped Smooth Cottage Cheese
  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 oz. Can, diced green chilis with juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • Pico De Gallo, for topping
  • Additional toppings such as cilantro, green onion, or jalapeños

Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine whipped cottage cheese and shredded cheddar cheese, Microwave the mixture in 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth (see notes below for heating tips)*.
  • Once the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth, mix in the spices and green chilis. Fold to combine, transfer to a serving bowl and top with Pico De Gallo and any other desired toppings. Serve with chips and enjoy immediately.

Notes:

*If the cottage cheese is over heated it may cause the mixture to break. If that happens, it can be recombined in a food processor or blender until the desired consistency is reached. This could also be made in a food processor to start, then heated as desired.
*If you cannot find whipped cottage cheese, you can substitute regular cottage cheese and blend until smooth. 

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 90 kcalCarbohydrates: 3 gProtein: 11 gFat: 4 gSaturated Fat: 2 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 1 gCholesterol: 14 mgSodium: 489 mgPotassium: 79 mgFiber: 0.1 gSugar: 2 gVitamin A: 139 IUVitamin C: 0.3 mgCalcium: 128 mgIron: 0.3 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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