Cottage Cheese “Queso” – Food with Feeling

This Cottage Cheese “Queso” is SO SIMPLE to make and has just 3 simple ingredients in it! It’s the perfect protein packed snack with almost 10 grams of protein per serving!

I’ve found some truly delicious recipes via social media the past few years and this one is BY FAR one of my favorites! I love that cottage cheese is having a moment because I’ve always really liked it.

There have been a lot of cottage cheese recipes popping up lately and the idea to BLEND cottage cheese is brilliant. There’s so much you can do with it and I love that. Once blended, it has a similar consistency and taste to whipped ricotta!

This queso is ridiculously easy and has just THREE ingredients in it:

  • Cottage cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Taco Seasoning (you could homemake this but I usually just use a store bought blend for ease)
bowl of cottage cheese queso sprinkled with paprika and a few chips are hanging out the side of the bowl

Making the queso is SUPER EASY!

Simple add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. I sometimes need to add a splash of milk into my blender depending on the consistency of the cottage cheese.

Once blended, simply microwave it for a minute, stirring every 20 seconds to avoid curdling. AND THAT’S IT!!

It has 115 calories per serving (my recipe makes 4 servings) AND 11 grams of protein! Which is great for a simple snack.

If you end up making this Cottage Cheese Queso, PLEASE please snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what you’re making and how you like it!


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This Cottage Cheese “Queso” is SO SIMPLE to make and has just 3 simple ingredients in it! It’s the perfect protein packed snack!

  1. In a blender or food process (this can also be done in a bowl with an immersion blender), add in the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese and taco seasoning.
  2. Blend until creamy and no lumps remain. I needed to add about a tablespoon of water to thin my out a little.
  3. Pour into a bowl and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between. I microwaved mine for about a minute total. You want to stir in between though to avoid the cheese curdling.
  4. ENJOY!


*If you want this to be a little lighter, you can start with just 1/4 cup of cheddar and add more later as needed

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 335.2 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.1 mg

Keywords: cottage cheese dip, healthy queso, protein dip

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