Man, I love using the internet’s favorite ingredient to substitute pretty much anything right now. I’m so happy cottage cheese is finally getting the attention it deserves! This recipe might be one of my favorite things to sub in cottage cheese. Cottage cheese taco dip is packed with protein and all you need is a blender to make it. It comes together in minutes and you can eat a whole lot of it, guilt free.
Why you’ll love this high protein chip dip
- It’s in the heading… it’s high protein! And lower fat. This makes it more filling and healthy, so you can devour it, guilt free!
- It’s so easy to make. Honestly, I think it’s easier than the original. Just toss it in a blender!
- This is a weekend favorite for us. I make it ahead of time and it’s quickly thrown onto a plate and topped for those impromptu Gameday parties! And yes, Gameday is one word and capitalized, is it should be.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
All you need is a blender! I use the Beast. It’s a powerful blender that’s easy to get in and out of the pantry for use!
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Cottage cheese – I use 1%, but you can use your favorite. Really any cottage cheese works for this recipe.
- Taco seasoning – You can use a packet of taco seasoning, or make your own! Here is my taco seasoning recipe.
How to make this blended cottage cheese dip
Step 1. Toss your cottage cheese and taco seasoning in a blender and blend until smooth.
Step 2. Pour onto a plate and top with your favorite taco dip toppings! I used pico de gallo, cheddar cheese and olives!
FAQs about cottage cheese recipes
Cottage cheese doesn’t melt for the same reason as feta, too much acid (too low of pH) causes proteins to interact strongly with each other and prevents melt. Aged cheddar has some of its protein structure broken down (proteolysis). This can cause the fat will to leak out and form pools, and stretch will be lacking.
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Cottage Cheese Taco Dip
- 1 blender
- 22 oz cottage cheese
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- To a blender, add your cottage cheese and taco seasoning and blend until smooth.
- Top with your favorite taco dip toppings. I used pico, olives and cheddar cheese.