Easy Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

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This Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip is an easy and flavorful dip to make in less then 5 minutes. The tangy flavor of cottage cheese blended with fresh herbs and spices make a healthy ranch dip with so many delicious ways to enjoy. Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips or make into a creamy dressing. 
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Cottage cheese based ranch dip in a sealable container with veggies around it.

Ranch dressing has never been so good….or so easy. This fat-free, low calorie version of classic ranch dressing is made with simple ingredients and is ready in about 5 minutes. 

Regular ranch dip is usually made with sour cream or mayonnaise, making it high in fat and calories. The base of this dip is cottage cheese, bone broth and a few herbs and spices. The cottage cheese gives the dip a thick texture while adding protein but no fat. You get the creaminess, flavor and deliciousness of ranch dressing without the calorie overload.

It’s a great dip because of its mild flavor, making it an easy appetizer for parties, an after-school snack for kids and middle of the day snacking. There’s so many different ways to dig in. Pair it with pita bread, potato chips, your favorite veggies, or make it into a salad dressing by adding a little more bone broth.

I’m a sauce girl, whether its sugar-free bbq sauce, low calorie peanut sauce, or my copycat Big Mac sauce, I love putting dips and sauces on and in anything.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Non-fat, low calorie dip.
  • This healthy ranch dip can easily be turned into ranch dressing.
  • Ready in about 5 minutes.

Ingredients and Substitutions:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for this cottage cheese ranch dip. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions for this delicious appetizer.

Cottage cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, dill and bone broth.

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  • Low Fat Cottage Cheese: adds protein while keeping calories and fat low. Full fat cottage cheese also works and will give a more creamy texture. I prefer Good Culture cottage cheese.
  • Chicken Bone Broth: Chicken stock also works but I find bone broth to be richer and more flavorful.
  • Dried Dill and Parlsye: use fresh if you have it on hand!

Variations

  • Make it into cottage cheese ranch dressing by adding a little more bone broth.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is gluten-free, as is.
  • I don’t recommend trying to make dairy-free, as the creamy base comes from cottage cheese.

How to make this cottage cheese ranch dip recipe (a visual step-by-step guide):

Step 1: blend

Cottage cheese, bone broth, dill, garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and oregano in a food processor to blend.

Put everything in a high-speed blender or food processor (image 1).

All ingredients blended in a food processor.

Blend until smooth (image 2). You will want to be sure to blend at LEAST 5 minutes to ensure the cottage cheese breaks down completely and leaves no chalkiness.

Expert Tip!

Blend until you can’t blend anymore. That’s how to avoid any chalkiness. Avoid using a super watery cottage cheese, we want thick and creamy.

Carrot dipping into ranch dip with other veggies around on a platter.

Recipe FAQs

How do to store your leftover creamy dip?

This dip is best eaten right away but you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Re-blend as needed.

What do you serve with this flavorful dip?

Serve with fresh vegetables, like baby carrots, celery, broccoli and tomatoes. Add to wraps and burgers or as a dip to pizza and fries.

How to avoid it being watery?

If your cottage cheese is super watery you want to skip the bone broth. I like using Good Culture Low Fat which is typically a nice consistency. Sometimes you get the batch that has more water than usual and that is when you’d want to either half the broth or omit to account for the water in the cottage cheese. If it does end up watery, place it in the fridge to set some.

Cottage cheese based ranch dip in a sealable container with veggies around it.

Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip

Danielle Lima
This Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip is an easy and flavorful dip to make in less then 5 minutes. The tangy flavor of cottage cheese blended with fresh herbs and spices make a healthy ranch dip with so many delicious ways to enjoy. Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips or make into a creamy dressing. 
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 14 servings
Calories 21 kcal

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Equipment

  • 1 High Speed Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cup low-fat cottage cheese strain water if needed*
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. You will want to be sure to blend at LEAST 5 minutes to ensure the cottage cheese breaks down completely and leaves no chalkiness.

Notes

  • * You’ll notice sometimes cottage cheese can be super watery. We do not want to water this down since we’re adding the bone broth to do that. If you’re using a water cottage cheese, either drain excess liquid or use half the broth, or omit it completely. This is how you can avoid a super watered down dip. 
  • Blend until you can’t blend anymore. That’s how to avoid any chalkiness. 
  • Best served right away as you may experience some chalkiness returning when it sets in the fridge. You can however, re-blend, if needed. The blade heats and loosen the cottage cheese.
  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tbsp.Calories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 23mg
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