Whipped Cottage Cheese is a delightfully creamy creation that takes cottage cheese—a protein-packed, low-carb favorite—to a whole new level, transforming its texture from curdled to smooth and making it an ideal spread for low-carb bread or a savory dip.
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It sounds a little strange at first. Why would you whip cottage cheese, when the whole point is the curds, but you’ll see once you try it. It’s an easy, versatile, and, above all, low-carb recipe that you’re bound to fall in love with.
Once it’s whipped, you can spread it on low-carb bread, or use it as a low-carb, low-fat sandwich spread, or make a dip with it. We love Cottage Cheese Toast, which is a great way to mix up your breakfast in fun and creative ways. We’ll show you a few other ways to eat it down below.
Ingredients You Need
The simplicity of this recipe is one of its most appealing features. You only need one core ingredient:
- Cottage cheese – The amount you make it up to you. I usually whip an 8 ounce container at at time. Then I can put the whipped cream back into the contain it came it for storage. You can also use any type of cottage cheese you like – small or large curds. I wouldn’t go with a fat-free version though because it needs to get creamy when blended and fat-free is much drier than others.
Optional for dips:
- Ranch seasoning or dried onion seasoning, etc, to taste
Equipment You’ll Need
- Food processor – I love the Cuisinart Mini Prep Food Processor. It’s perfect for the job. A regular-sized food processor will work well for large batches, but can be too large for a smaller batch of whipped cottage cheese.
What Cottage Cheese to Buy?
There are many types of cottage cheese and all of them are just fine to choose for your cottage cheese toast. There are some considerations you can make to determine which to use.
According to WebMD, “those that have live and active cultures, similar to the ones in yogurt,” might be a healthier option for gut health.
1% vs 2%
The difference between 1% and 2% cottage cheese is in the fat content. 1% cottage cheese has less fat than 2% cottage cheese. Specifically, 1% cottage cheese contains 1 gram of fat per serving, while 2% cottage cheese contains 2 grams of fat per serving.
This difference in fat content may affect the taste and texture of the cottage cheese, as well as its nutritional value. However, both types of cottage cheese are generally considered to be healthy and nutritious sources of protein.
Large curd vs small curd
The main difference between large curd and small curd cottage cheese is the size of the curds, which are the lumps of milk protein that give cottage cheese its characteristic texture. Large curd cottage cheese has larger curds, which are typically around the size of a pea or a marble. Small curd cottage cheese, on the other hand, has smaller curds that are typically around the size of a grain of rice.
In terms of taste and texture, large curd cottage cheese is often considered to be creamier and more substantial, while small curd cottage cheese is generally smoother and more uniform. Some people also find that small curd cottage cheese has a slightly tangier flavor than large curd cottage cheese.
Both types of cottage cheese are nutritious and can be used in a variety of recipes, such as salads, dips, and casseroles. Which type you prefer is largely a matter of personal taste and the texture you prefer in your cottage cheese.
How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese
Place the cottage cheese in your blender or mini chopper. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how smooth you want it. The beauty of this recipe is that you can adjust the texture to your preference. Like it ultra-smooth? Blend for a full minute. Want a little bit of that cottage cheese texture? Only blend for 30 seconds.
Transfer your whipped cottage cheese to a bowl. At this point, you have a beautifully smooth, protein-rich spread that’s perfect for topping low-carb toast or crackers.
For a quick, flavorful dip, simply mix in your chosen seasonings—Ranch mix or dried onion work exceptionally well. Start with a small amount, taste, and add more if needed. You now have a delicious, low-carb dip perfect for veggie sticks or low-carb chips!
How to Store Whipped Cottage Cheese
Whipped cottage cheese is best when fresh, but it can easily be stored in the refrigerator if you have leftovers or want to make a bigger batch. Simply transfer it to an airtight container – the one it came in is a good choice – and refrigerate.
It should keep well for up to one week. Before serving from the refrigerator, give it a good stir to restore its creamy consistency.
What Can You Use Whipped Cottage Cheese For?
The possibilities with whipped cottage cheese are virtually limitless. Here are a few ideas:
- Spread: Use it as a spread on low-carb toast, cloud bread, keto bagels, or cucumber slices. It can also replace mayonnaise or cream cheese in your sandwiches or wraps.
- Dip: Create a savory dip for vegetables, low-carb chips, or chicken strips. Mix in your favorite seasonings like Ranch, dried onion, or even spicy taco seasoning for a Tex-Mex twist.
- Topping: Top off a bowl of fresh berries or sliced tomatoes with a dollop of whipped cottage cheese for a refreshing, protein-packed snack.
- Baking: Substitute whipped cottage cheese for cream cheese or ricotta in your low-carb baking recipes for a protein boost and smooth texture.
So, that’s our simple and versatile whipped cottage cheese recipe! Whether you’re looking for a new go-to breakfast spread, a tasty dip for your snack platter, or a creamy ingredient for your low-carb baking, this recipe has you covered. Enjoy the creaminess and versatility of this low-carb wonder.
Nutritional Perks of Cottage Cheese
Why is cottage cheese frequently dubbed a “healthier cheese”? Healthline highlights several reasons why this versatile dairy product earns its well-deserved reputation:
- Cottage cheese is a low-calorie delight. A mere 163 calories are found in a 1-cup serving, making it a diet-friendly option.
- While cottage cheese isn’t carb-free, it does have a low carb count. In 1 cup of cottage cheese, there are 7.2g net carbs. Typically, a serving size is 1/4 of that, so it would be under 2 net grams per serving.
- Cottage cheese boasts a remarkably high protein content. A single cup provides an impressive 28 grams of protein—over half of your daily requirement. In fact, more than 70% of its calories come from protein.
- Cottage cheese isn’t just about protein; it’s also brimming with essential nutrients. It’s a rich source of B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and selenium, which contribute to overall health and wellbeing.
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Whipped Cottage Cheese
- 1 cup (210 g) cottage cheese 8 ounces
- Place the cottage cheese in a food processor, blender or mini chopper. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how smooth you want it. The longer you blend it the smoother it becomes.
- Transfer to a bowl and use to spread on toast or make a dip by adding Ranch seasoning or dried onion seasoning.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Laura is dedicated to a low-carb lifestyle after losing 52 pounds on the keto diet. As many of us do, she struggles with her weight and has found that one of the only diet lifestyles that allows her to maintain a healthy weight is a low-carb diet. She shares her favorite low-carb recipes here that are both easy to make and full of flavor, so you don’t even miss the carbs.