Cottage Cheese Taco Dip (High Protein!)

This cottage cheese taco dip has 18 grams of protein per serving and you only need a few simple ingredients. It’s the perfect high protein dip for tortilla chips, pita chips or sliced veggies!

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Cottage cheese taco dip topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

Why you’ll love this

This easy taco dip recipe is a spin on the classic taco dip that’s usually made with cream cheese and then topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, tomato and olives.

Instead of the usual sour cream and cream cheese combo, it’s made with high protein cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. Puréed cottage cheese transforms into a smooth velvety texture and I promise you won’t even notice!

This delicious dip has 18 grams of protein per serving thanks to the blended cottage cheese and Greek yogurt combo!

This is a great recipe to prep easy healthy snacks for the week or even serving for a barbecue or game days!

If you love an easy dip for chips, veggies or crackers, this one’s a must try.

PS if you love this cottage cheese dip recipe, you’ll love my cottage cheese queso dip too!

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Ingredients

  1. Cottage cheese: Cottage cheese is the high protein secret weapon here! It’s blended up, so no need to worry if you don’t like the curds. I prefer full-fat, but any will work.
  2. Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt takes the place of sour cream and also adds even more protein.
  3. Taco seasoning: My favorite taco seasoning mix is Siete, but you can also make your own!
  4. Diced green chiles: These green chiles add so much good flavor to this recipe!
  5. Shredded cheese: I like to use either a shredded Mexican cheese blend, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, or pepper jack. You can use any shredded cheese that you like.
  6. Toppings: My favorite toppings are shredded lettuce, cherry or grape tomatoes, green onion, and olives. You can add whatever you like! I also love to add jalapeños (fresh or pickled), avocado, and cilantro.
  7. Chips or veggies for dipping: For dipping, serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, con chips like Fritos, or sliced veggies like bell peppers or carrot chips.
A tortilla chip being dipped into cottage cheese taco dip.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, taco seasoning and diced green chiles. Blend on high until fully combined and smooth.
Cottage cheese, greek yogurt, taco seasoning and diced chiles in a food processor.
Cottage cheese taco dip blended in a food processor with a spoon.
  1. Add blended cottage cheese dip mixture to a serving dish or bowl (a large pie dish also works!).
Cottage cheese taco dip blended in a bowl.
Cottage cheese taco dip in a bowl topped with shredded cheese.
  1. Top cottage cheese mixture with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives and green onions.
Cottage cheese taco dip topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
  1. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or sliced veggies for an easy snack.
Cottage cheese taco dip topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

Recipe FAQ

What kind of cottage cheese is best?

Any cottage cheese will work for this recipe. You can use full-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free cottage cheese. Personally I always use full-fat because it has the best flavor and creamy texture when blended. Good Culture is my favorite cottage cheese brand.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes! You can prep this ahead and then store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If it will be in the fridge for more than 1-2 days I recommend waiting to add the toppings until serving time.

Variation ideas

  • Add layers of salsa and ground beef or ground turkey.
  • Add jalapeños or hot sauce before blending for a hot taco dip.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for some zest and a hint of tang!

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A chip dipping into cottage cheese taco dip.

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Cottage Cheese Taco Dip

High protein cottage cheese taco dip topped with fresh veggies and served with tortilla chips.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1 2.2 oz. can black olives sliced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • tortilla chips or bell pepper slices for serving

Optional

  • cilantro, jalapeños, avocado

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender, combine cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, taco seasoning and diced green chiles. Blend on high until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add blended cottage cheese dip mixture to a serving dish or bowl (a large pie dish also works!), then top with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives and green onions.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or sliced veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg

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