Blending Cottage Cheese (Easy Recipe!)

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Blending cottage cheese couldn't be easier! I'll share my favorite method, and teach you how to make the best blended cottage cheese recipe!

September 12, 2023
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Interested in blending cottage cheese? This post will walk you through 3 ways to get the job done.

Pick the one that works best for you based on time, what tools you have in the kitchen, or if you’re anything like me, how many dishes you’ll have to wash when you’re done. 🙂

Blending cottage cheese for breakfast has quickly become a popular thing to do. You can add in so many things to make it a filling meal. Blended cottage cheese recipes can be sweet or savory and are so versatile!

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Blending Cottage Cheese – What’s the Point?

The point is – it’s delicious! It’s also super high in protein. Blended cottage cheese takes on a whole new life. It’s thick, smooth, cheesy, and creamy. It’s similar to a Greek yogurt consistency. Cottage cheese contains small or large curds which gives it its chunky texture. So when those get blended up, it creates a delicious whipped cottage cheese. 

Cottage cheese recipes can be used for a sweet or savory dip, protein breakfast bowls, cottage cheese toast, cottage cheese cookie dough, or even cheesecake. 

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Blending Cottage Cheese – Ingredients

Full fat cottage cheese – that’s it! You can add ingredients after it’s blended to make it sweet like honey, maple syrup, or vanilla. Or add spices and herbs to make it more savory. 

But the base recipe is only one ingredient and it’s great as is!

Low-fat cottage cheese will work, but depending on the brand, may not be quite as thick and come out pretty watery. I recommend just using full-fat or 2% milk cottage cheese. 

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Blending Cottage Cheese – How To Make

There are three ways to go about making blended cottage cheese. The options include:

  1. In a high speed blender
  2. In a food processor
  3. With an immersion blender

First, add your cottage cheese to either a blender, food processor, or a large jar or bowl an immersion blender can fit inside. Blend on high for about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of your container with a spatula, and resume blending until the blended cheese is thick and creamy. About 2 minutes.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 

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Blending Cottage Cheese – Mix-ins and Toppings

  • Nut butter
  • Protein powder
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Fruit (peaches, berries, apples etc.)
  • Granola
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chopped nuts
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh herbs
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon zest
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Dill
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Blending Cottage Cheese – FAQ’s

Q: What can I blend with cottage cheese?

A: SO many things! For a sweet blended cottage cheese dessert, and in your favorite fruit and a drizzle of honey. Peaches, strawberries, and blueberries are a family favorite. 

You can even add in protein powder and chocolate chips for a high protein dessert. Add in some chia seeds or hemp seeds for even more nutrients. 

For savory recipes, 

Q: Why won’t my cottage cheese blend?

A: Either your blender isn’t powerful enough or what’s most likely happening is that you just need to blend it for a longer period of time. 

Q: What does blended cottage cheese taste like?

A: It still has the flavor of cottage cheese. It’s just the texture that changes. It’s the perfect blank canvas for other toppings and add-ins though! You can switch of the flavor profile in so many ways by making it sweet or savory.

Q: How can I eat cottage cheese if I don’t like the texture?

A: Blend it in a blender or food processor! The texture has more of a sour cream consistency. You can even freeze it with some fruit and that will also change the texture. 

More Questions:

Q: Does blended cottage cheese taste like yogurt?

A: Nope! Pureed cottage cheese still has the flavor profile of cottage cheese. But the texture changes to a more yogurt-like consistency. 

Q: Does blended cottage cheese taste better?

A: Lots of people find that they enjoy blended cottage cheese better than regular cottage cheese. Not really because of the taste, but the texture. 

Q: How do you make plain cottage cheese taste good?

A: Peaches and a drizzle of honey! Or try adding some chocolate protein powder, mini chocolate chips, and some bananas. Cottage cheese as a snack is so tasty!

Q: Why is my blended cottage cheese runny?

A: Most likely it’s because you’re using low fat cottage cheese. If that’s not the case, I would try blending your cottage cheese again with a different brand. 

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Blending Cottage Cheese

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Blending cottage cheese couldn't be easier! My favorite way is to use a food processor. But you can also use a blender or immersion blender. Add different toppings to switch up the flavor for a delicious sweet or savory snack!
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups (16 oz) full fat or 2% cottage cheese low fat does not yield the best results and can be watery

Instructions
 

  • Add the cottage cheese to a high speed blender, food processor, or immersion blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally until completely blended and smooth.
  • Use as a spread, dip, or breakfast bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 15.5gFat: 2.2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 459mgSugar: 0.4g
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Calories: 102kcal
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blended cottage cheese, blending cottage cheese, cottage cheese breakfast, how to blend cottage cheese
Diet: gluten free, keto, refined sugar free

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  1. I don’t know why I needed a recipe for this, but I did 😂 Thank you!

    1. Haha! You’re welcome! It’s nice to know you’re doing it right sometimes!

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