Light & Airy Whipped Cottage Cheese


Give this whipped cottage cheese recipe your own spin by making it with your favorite fresh herbs. You can use it as a dip with fresh veggies or as a sandwich spread.

a recipe photo of the Whipped Cottage Cheese
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Annie Probst
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 16-ounce container full-fat cottage cheese

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup finely chopped herbs, such as parsley, basil or dill, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Place cottage cheese in a food processor and process on High, scraping the sides of the bowl down once halfway through, until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, oil, herbs and pepper; pulse until well blended. Garnish with more herbs, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Food processor

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

31 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 31
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Vitamin A 79IU 2%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Vitamin K 16mcg 13%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 43mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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