Cottage cheese is having a moment on social media, and we are here for it. We thought we’d seen it all with cottage cheese ice cream but this cottage cheese queso dip may just take the cake. It’s the next recipe on our long list of recipes to try from the cottage cheese trend. If it’s anything like cottage cheese pancakes, it is guaranteed to be a winner.

Can You Make Queso with Cottage Cheese?

Yes! Believe it or not, you can make a pretty stellar cheese queso dip (and cottage cheese biscuits) with nothing more than a tub of cottage cheese, shredded cheese, your favorite taco seasoning, and a splash of milk. Serve it naked or garnish it with an array of your favorite toppings.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Queso Dip


16 ounces full-fat cottage cheese
1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
Finely diced tomatoes, jalapeños, red onion, and/or cilantro, for garnish (optional)


Step 1: Purée

In a high powdered blender or food processor, purée the cottage cheese until smooth.

Editor’s Tip Go ahead and reach for full-fat cottage cheese. It will yield the creamiest queso and is a nutritional powerhouse. For more information, don’t miss our guide on cottage cheese nutrition.

Step 2: Melt

Into a medium saucepan, combine the cottage cheese purée with the shredded cheese, milk, and taco seasoning (try this homemade taco seasoning). Warm over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a thinner queso, you can add additional milk until the desired consistency is reached.

You can also make this queso in the microwave. To do so, combine everything into a microwave-safe bowl and warm in 30-second increments at 50 percent power until the cheese is melted and the queso is completely smooth. Do not rush the melting process since warming too quickly or with too high of heat will cause the proteins in the cheese and dairy to separate and curdle. Low and slow is your secret to smooth and creamy cottage cheese queso dip.

Step 3: Garnish and Serve

Top the queso with any desired garnishes and serve alongside your favorite tortilla chips (or make homemade chips) for dipping. Enjoy!

Here’s What I Thought

Creamy, smooth, and cheesy! When it comes to queso, what more can you ask for? Perfect with chips or drizzled over tacos, I can say with certainty that this easy cottage cheese queso dip will be making future appearances at taco Tuesday from now on. Just like this cottage cheese edible cookie dough, this queso made with cottage cheese surprised me in the best way possible.

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