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Cottage Cheese Queso

Cottage Cheese Queso

This three-ingredient recipe takes only five minutes to make!

This three-ingredient Cottage Cheese Queso takes five minutes to make! It’s a creamy, cheesy high-protein snack or appetizer that satisfies on all levels.

I love finding ways to add more protein to popular dishes that not only make them more delicious, but more nutritious. Cottage cheese adds a creamy texture and so much protein. The best part is it takes minutes to make. Just blend and microwave for the perfect last-minute cheesy dip or snack.

You only need cottage cheese, taco seasoning and shredded cheese.

I love to make it with sliced carrots and celery during the day for lunch or high-protein snack. I make homemade baked tortilla chips when I serve it as an appetizer!

Other tasty cottage cheese recipes I love: Cottage Cheese Bagels made using just flour, cottage cheese and eggs, and Cottage Cheese Toast with avocado, cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of hot honey. Try Whipped Cottage Cheese, too, for a simple, healthy snack!

Cottage Cheese Queso

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  • 3 minutes
  • 2 minutes
  • 5 minutes


  • 2 cups cottage cheese full fat or fat-free
  • 3/4 cup freshly shredded Mexican cheese or Colby jack cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning
  • For toppings: cilantro, red onion, Pico de Gallo, pickled jalapeño, extra shredded cheese, cherry tomatoes or green chiles.


  1. Add the cottage cheese and taco seasoning to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add to a microwave safe bowl and stir in the shredded cheese. Microwave in 30-second increments, stopping to stir between each, until the mixture is melted and smooth. This takes about 60 seconds. Be careful not to over-cook.
  3. Top the queso with cilantro, red onion, or your favorite Mexican toppings. Serve with fresh vegetables or tortilla chips.
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave, oven, or on the stove until warmed through.

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