A creamy and inviting bowl of Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese, garnished with fresh herbs, ready to be enjoyed with a colorful selection of vegetable sticks.

Creamy Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese – High Protein Low Carb

Try this Keto Comfort Food Dip that’s as easy to make as it is delightful to eat! With just two main ingredients, cottage cheese and homemade ranch seasoning, this easy cottage cheese dip recipe is your ticket to guilt-free indulgence. 

The cottage cheese ranch dip is the perfect companion for your favorite vegetables, transforming them into a mouthwatering healthy treat. 

So, let’s gather around the table and savor the simple joys of a cottage cheese veggie dip that’s sure to become a staple in your keto journey.

This whipped cottage cheese creamy high protein dip is perfect for those on a high protein, low-carb or keto diet!

This Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese has 5.8 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of net carbs per portion.

If you’d like to see how I made this recipe, check out my quick YouTube video for helpful process shots and tips!

Creamy Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese – High Protein Low Carb

Why Make Your Own Ranch Seasoning?

When it comes to ranch seasoning, the convenience of store-bought premixes can be tempting. 

However, these packets often come with a side of unwanted additives, including sugars and preservatives, which can sneakily sabotage your keto efforts. By making your own, you take control of what goes into your food, ensuring that every sprinkle aligns with your health goals.

Creating your own ranch seasoning mix is a game-changer for several reasons:

  • You Know Exactly What’s Inside: No hidden sugars, no mysterious ‘natural flavors’ – just pure, simple ingredients.
  • Customizable to Taste: Prefer a garlicky punch or a dill-forward flavor? Adjust the herbs to suit your palate.
  • Keto-Friendly: By skipping the additives, you keep it low-carb and high in the good fats that keto dieters love.
  • Freshness and Flavor: Freshly mixed herbs have a more vibrant taste compared to the stale, muted flavors of some store-bought mixes.
  • Cost-Effective: In the long run, making your own mix can be kinder to your wallet than purchasing premade packets.

So, for a healthier, tastier, and keto-compliant option, whisking together your own ranch seasoning is the way to go. It’s a small step with a big impact on both the quality of your food and the integrity of your diet. Plus, it’s incredibly easy—once you try it, you’ll never look back!

A rustic and appetizing Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese, presented on a wooden board with a variety of spices, embodying the essence of fresh, wholesome ingredients in a keto-friendly snack.
Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese with herbs

Recipe Story 

This recipe was born out of my love for ranch dip and my need for more protein in my diet. After some experimenting, I found the perfect blend of herbs and cottage cheese to create a dip that’s both tasty and nutritious.

Indulge in this Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese, a perfect low-carb snack. The dip is featured in a rustic bowl, surrounded by a vibrant array of fresh veggies, ideal for a Pinterest-worthy healthy treat.
Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
A delectable Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese presented in a bowl, perfect for a Pinterest pin. The dip is surrounded by a variety of fresh vegetables, illustrating a healthy and flavorful snack option for those on a keto diet.
Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese

Instructions

Start by assembling your herbs and full-fat cottage cheese

While this recipe calls for dried herbs for their speed and convenience, don’t hesitate to opt for fresh herbs if you prefer. Fresh herbs will require a bit more love, peeling and chopping, to release their vibrant flavors. 

BUT they can elevate your dip with a burst of freshness. Whether you choose the quick route with dried herbs or the fresh path with just-picked greens, enjoy a tasty keto-friendly treat.

Toss everything into a food processor or high-speed blender. This handy kitchen tool is a must if you want to create a creamy and smooth whipped cottage cheese dip. Alternatively, you can mix everything in a bowl, but this will leave the cottage cheese curds lumpy.

Simply press the blend button and observe as the ingredients gently combine, evolving into a creamy texture that’s ready for your dipping pleasure. It’s a straightforward process that promises a delightful result without any fuss.

Transfer the freshly blended dip into a bowl and place it in the refrigerator to cool. During these 2 hours of chilling, something wonderful happens: the flavors meld together in harmony, each one enhancing the other. 

This rest period isn’t just about patience, it’s a crucial step that allows the dip to develop a depth of flavor that’s well worth the wait. 

So, give it time, and you’ll be rewarded with a dip that’s rich, creamy, and full of character.

Once chilled, it’s time to gather your favorite veggies: think crisp bell pepperscool cucumber slices, and crunchy celery sticks. Dive in and enjoy the fruits (or veggies) of your labor!

And there you have it, folks: a creamy healthy ranch dip that’s not just a joy to make but a blast to eat. It’s the perfect way to add a dash of keto comfort to your day. Happy dipping!

This creamy ranch dip is more than just a condiment, it’s a testament to the versatility of cottage cheese. With simple ingredients and easy steps, you can whip up a dip that rivals any store-bought version. 

Plus, it’s a healthy swap for classic ranch dressing, offering essential nutrients and a high protein content. Enjoy it with fresh vegetables like cucumber slices, celery sticks, or bell peppers for a satisfying snack that supports your keto lifestyle. Remember, the base of this dip is not just delicious; it’s a delicious way to maintain your health goals. So next time you’re looking for a savory dip that’s both low carb and high protein, give this recipe a try – your taste buds and body will thank you!

Savor the taste of health with this Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese, beautifully presented in a clear bowl and garnished with fresh parsley, perfect for a Pinterest pin. Accompanied by a selection of sliced veggies, it’s a feast for the eyes and the palate.
Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese

FAQ

Q: Can I use low-fat cottage cheese? 

Yes, but full-fat gives a richer taste and aligns better with keto guidelines.

Q: How long can I store this dip? 

A: In an airtight container, it’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Q: Can I use different herbs in the ranch seasoning?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite herbs. If you love a particular flavor, like basil or oregano, go ahead and add it into the mix. The recipe is versatile and can be tailored to your taste.

Q: What are some serving suggestions for this dip?

A: This creamy ranch dip pairs wonderfully with a variety of veggies such as celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. It’s also a great addition to a keto-friendly platter or as a topping for grilled meats.

Q: Is this dip suitable for meal prep?

A: Yes, it’s perfect for meal prep! Store it in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge, and you’ll have a go-to snack ready for the week.

Q: How can I thin out the dip if it’s too thick?

A: If you prefer a thinner consistency, simply stir in a **splash of milk** or **water** until you reach the desired texture.

Q: Can I make this dip dairy-free?

A: For a dairy-free version, you can substitute the cottage cheese with a dairy-free alternative like cashew or almond-based ‘cheese’. Keep in mind that this will change the flavor profile slightly.

Q: How can I add more protein to this dip?

A: If you’re looking to increase the protein content, consider blending in some Greek yogurt or a scoop of your favorite unflavored protein powder.

Q: Can this dip be frozen for later use?

A: While freezing the dip is possible, please note that it may result in a slightly different texture upon thawing. For optimal taste and consistency, it’s recommended to enjoy the dip fresh or store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Q: What does cottage cheese dip tastes like?

A: This cottage cheese dip has a rich and creamy texture with a tangy ranch flavor. The combination of dried herbs like parsley, dill, and chives gives it a fresh and slightly earthy taste, reminiscent of classic ranch dressing. The garlic and onion provide a subtle kick that’s not overpowering, while the lemon juice adds a hint of brightness. Overall, it’s a deliciously savory dip that’s both comforting and satisfying, perfect for pairing with your favorite veggies or keto-friendly snacks.

Read next: Cottage Cheese vs Cream Cheese: Differences, Use and Recipes

Cottage Cheese vs Cream Cheese: A side-by-side comparison of two types of cheese, with creamy, smooth cream cheese on the left and lumpy, textured cottage cheese on the right, each in their respective bowls, illustrating the visual differences between the two dairy products.
Cottage Cheese vs Cream Cheese

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A creamy and inviting bowl of Keto Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese, garnished with fresh herbs, ready to be enjoyed with a colorful selection of vegetable sticks.

Creamy Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese

Author: Rally Rus
Try this Keto Comfort Food Dip that’s as easy to make as it is delightful to eat! With just two main ingredients, cottage cheese and homemade ranch seasoning, this easy cottage cheese dip recipe is your ticket to guilt-free indulgence. 
This Ranch Dip with Cottage Cheese has 5.8 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of net carbs per portion.
5 from 2 votes
Net Carbs: 1.3g
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine High Protein, Keto
Servings 4 servings
Calories 51.5 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 Pyrex Ribbed Bowls

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup full-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Blend until you achieve a creamy texture.
  • For best flavor, chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Notes

  • Feel free to experiment with your favorite herbs. If you love a particular flavor, like basil or oregano, go ahead and add it into the mix. The recipe is versatile and can be tailored to your taste.
  • This creamy ranch dip pairs wonderfully with a variety of veggies such as celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. It’s also a great addition to a keto-friendly platter or as a topping for grilled meats.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 51.5kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gNet Carbs: 1.3gProtein: 5.8gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 165.4mgPotassium: 54.6mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.4gVitamin A: 73.5IUCalcium: 43.6mgIron: 0.04mg
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