| | | | | | | | | |

Healthy Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe

Cottage Cheese Queso is a viral TikTok recipe. It’s a high protein, low calorie snack made with just 3 ingredients.

Jump to Recipe
overhead shot of viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Dip served in a small white bowl on top of a round white plate with some Sun Chips on the side

This post contains some affiliate links, which means that we make a small commission off items you purchase at no additional cost to you.

Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe

Cottage cheese is having a moment and I’m here for it! I’ve been a long time fan of cottage cheese and have eaten it as a snack since I was a kid.

One of my favorite ways to eat it is super simple, on crackers for the easiest cheese and crackers! But like I mentioned before, I’m here for all these recipes with cottage cheese, like Edible Protein Cookie Dough, that have become viral TikTok recipes.

This cottage cheese dip brings all the flavor of queso dip but without the extra calories, fat, or suspect ingredients. This easy dip is so simple to make a food processor or blender and only calls for three ingredients.

If you’re not a fan of Greek yogurt, cream cheese, or mayonnaise based dips, you’ll love this healthy queso dip because it doesn’t contain any of those!

You should definitely give this recipe a try and be sure to leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe plated in a small white bowl on top of a round white plate with a serving of orange Sun Chips

Cottage Cheese Queso Ingredients

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
  • Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list in the recipe card below.

horizontal image with the ingredients to make the  Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Dip in individual square white bowls with cottage cheese in a blender canister


cottage cheese queso Calories by Ingredient

  • Good Culture Cottage Cheese – 160
  • Thrive Market Low Sodium Taco Seasoning – 30
  • Pepper Jack Cheese – 110

Total Calories / Serving – 150

*The calories listed here are approximate and vary depending on specific products/brands used and whether measured by volume or by weight/gramsCalories were calculated using LoseIt App.

As you can see, the total calories per serving varies slightly from the calories provided in the recipe card below, which uses a different nutrition calculator.

For the most accurate calorie count, weigh your ingredients before cooking using a digital kitchen scale and use your favorite nutrition calculator.


Ingredient Substitutions and Variations

Feel free to add a little hot sauce for heat or add some fresh garlic, stir in some freshly chopped tomatoes, or even some jalapeño. You could also use Baby Bell Pepper Jack or your favorite Baby Bell cheese or reduced fat shredded Mexican blend cheese.

Other variations on TikTok that I’ve seen have included cheddar cheese instead of pepper jack cheese, nutritional yeast instead of cheese, and fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning.

a hand holding an orange Sun Chip and dipping it into prepared Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Dip

Please note, any ingredient substitutions you make will affect the total calorie count.


How to Make the Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe

Step 1. Add the cottage cheese and taco seasoning to a blender and blend on high until smooth.

Step 2. Pour the blended cottage cheese into a microwave safe bowl and add in the Pepper Jack cheese (or cheese of your choice) and microwave for one minute or until the cheese is melted.

Step 3. Remove from the microwave and stir vigorously until well combined. Feel free to stir in freshly diced tomatoes, chopped jalapeños, or green chiles.

Step 4. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.


Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Video


What to Serve with Queso Cottage Cheese Dip

  • Tortilla Chips (I like Siete)
  • Raw Vegetables – bell peppers, sweet mini peppers, carrot chips or baby carrots, cucumber, celery, cauliflower, or broccoli are all great choices.
  • Protein Chips
  • Sun Chips
a hand holding an orange sun chip that has been dipped in the Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso

Tips for Making Cottage Cheese Queso

  1. I use small curd cottage cheese.
  2. You can double the recipe to make a larger batch to meal prep for the week.
  3. If you prefer a cold cottage cheese dip, you could blend the cheese with the cottage cheese and serve it cold.
  4. If you have a high-powered microwave, you can start by heating the dip in 15-30 second increments so it doesn’t get too hot too quickly and separate.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

If you tried and loved this recipe, please leave a comment and a star rating below!

overhead shot of viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Dip served in a small white bowl on top of a round white plate with some Sun Chips on the side

Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe

Cottage Cheese Queso is a viral TikTok recipe. It’s high in protein and lower in calories but tastes just like traditional queso dip.
5 from 52 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese recipes, low calorie dip recipe, Viral TikTok Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Sharon Lachendro

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese, low fat
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese or 1 oz cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning, low sodium

Instructions

  • Add the cottage cheese and taco seasoning to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
    cottage cheese and taco seasoning in a blender canister to make Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso
  • Pour the blended cottage cheese into a microwave safe bowl and add in the Pepper Jack cheese (or cheese of your choice) and microwave in 30 second intervals for one minute or until the cheese is melted.
    blended cottage cheese and taco seasoning in a blender canister with cubes of pepper jack cheese on top to make Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso
  • Remove from the microwave and stir vigorously until well combined. Feel free to stir in freshly diced tomatoes, chopped jalapeños, or green chiles.
    Blended cottage cheese, taco seasoning, and pepper jack cheese in a blender canister to make Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso dip
  • Serve warm with veggies, protein chips, or tortilla chips.
    Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso being poured into a small white bowl set on top of a round white plate with sun chips to serve

Video

Notes

  1. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container up to 3 days.
  2. Calories are for 1/2 recipe made with low fat cottage cheese and regular Pepper Jack cheese. See post above for a more detailed calorie breakdown by ingredient.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 0.3mg

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AND HASHTAG #LOWCALICIOUS OR TAG @EATLOWCALICOIUS – I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!

IF YOU LOVE THIS viral tiktok RECIPE FOR HEALTHy Cottage Cheese queso Dip, 
BE SURE TO FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA SO YOU NEVER MISS A POST:
FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | NEWSLETTER | TIKTOK |

Don’t forget to pin this for later!

Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Dip pin image with text for Pinterest

Similar Posts

12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and delicious! I’ve tried it with pepper jack cheese, which was my favorite. The cottage cheese adds a nice richness to the dish.

  2. 5 stars
    Saw this on TikTok and just tried making it last night. So good! Creamy, cheesy, and quality ingredients. This is officially my new movie night snack.

  3. 5 stars
    Cottage cheese is certainly having its moment lately but this may be my favorite use for it yet! So creamy and delicious. Great easy app for a party too!

  4. 5 stars
    I will admit, I had my doubts about the cottage cheese, but it just worked. Now I see what all the fuss was about!

  5. 5 stars
    This was amazing!!! My kids saw it on tiktok and wouldn’t shut up about it, so I found your recipe to try ahahah we loved it!!! It’s so easy they even make it themselves now and I’m off the hook lol Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating