If you’re looking for a high-protein snack that comes together with just a few simple ingredients then I HIGHLY suggest you give this creamy Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip recipe a try! It’s so flavorful and can be served as a dip for veggies or on a salad (or with a nice side of fries!).

It’s DAY 5 of DIP WEEK where I’m sharing a new dip recipe every single day! And today it’s this super simple but absolutely delicious Ranch made with cottage cheese. It’s smooth and creamy and absolutely delicious.

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This is basically a whipped cottage cheese dip (similar to my whipped ricotta that I posted earlier this week!) mixed together with a ranch seasoning packet. I debated making my own ranch seasoning for this recipe but I really wanted to keep it super simple. PLUS, I genuinely love ranch packets. I do not always have time to measure out 20 different spices and seasonings.

This is definitely one of my favorite dips of the series so I’m excited for you to try it as well!

cottage cheese ranch in a wood bowl topped with fresh dill. The bowl is surrounded by fresh colorful veggies and crackers. There's a hand holding a carrot stick with ranch on it

Why you’ll love this high protein dip

  • It’s SUPER EASY – this recipe comes together with just TWO simple ingredients and no prep time! Everything gets added into a food processor or blender and the whole recipe is done in under 5 minutes!
  • It’s a high-protein, healthy snack – I like to keep a batch of this in the fridge for easy snacking with vegetables or crackers.
  • It’s very versatile – I’m sharing this as part of dip week (because I personally use ranch as a dip mostly for my fries lol) but it also works great as a salad dressing!
  • It tastes like regular ranch – honesty…you could serve this to people and I don’t really think that they would know the difference! it has so much flavor.
  • It’s low fat – this ranch has significantly less calories and fat than you would find in store bought ranch such as hidden valley ranch dressing.
cottage cheese ranch ingredients: cottage cheese in a bowl with a packet of ranch seasoning next to it

Ingredients in this Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

The ingredient list is SHORT but let’s look at it:

  • Cottage cheese – I typically use a container of low fat cottage cheese but really any kind you can find should work well in this recipe. I’ve made this same recipe in the past with both sour cream and greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese.
  • Ranch dressing packet – I used the name brand and the store brand and I like both! It’s a simple mix of garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, parsley, salt and often buttermilk powder plus a few other spices and seasonings.
  • A little water to thin as needed – you probably won’t need any water if you like your ranch really thick. I typically add about 2 teaspoons of water to mine because I prefer it a little thinner.
  • Optional for serving: fresh herbs such as parsley or fresh dill
cottage cheese ranch in a blender after being blended

How to make Cottage Cheese Ranch

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is how easy it is!

Simply add the cottage cheese and dry ranch dressing mix into a food processor or blender and blend until creamy. Scrap down the sides and add water to thin as desired.

That’s it! SO EASY.

You’ll want to store leftovers in an airtight container, such as a mason jar or Tupperware, to keep as long as the “best by” date on your cottage cheese container specifies.

cottage cheese ranch in a wood bowl topped with fresh dill. The bowl is surrounded by fresh colorful veggies and crackers

How to serve this Healthy Ranch Dressing

You can eat this however you would enjoy regular ranch! Here are some ideas:

  • served as a veggie dip with fresh vegetables (such as bell peppers, celery, snap peas, cucumbers, baby carrots, broccoli and cauliflower)
  • on a salad
  • with chips or pita
  • as a dip for fries or pizza
  • on a sandwich ETC!

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cottage cheese ranch in a wood bowl topped with fresh dill. The bowl is surrounded by fresh colorful veggies and crackers

Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip


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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

If you’re looking for a high-protein snack that comes together with just a few simple ingredients then I HIGHLY suggest you give this Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip recipe a try! It’s so creamy and get served as a dip or on a salad (or with a nice side of fries!).


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 ounces of cottage cheese
  • 1/2 packet of ranch seasoning (1 tablespoon) + more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • splash of water to thin as desired

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until creamy, smooth, and no chunks remain. This takes about 1 minute.
  2. If you want the dip to be a thinner, add in a splash of water and blend again until incorporated.
  3. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper as desired. Serve with your favorite veggies or crackers. It’s also delicious served as a salad dressing! ENJOY!

Notes

Water helps to thin the dip but I suggest NOT adding any at first until you see what the consistency is without it. Then add as desired.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: dip
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: american