High Protein Cottage Cheese Queso

1 Bowl382 cals

We’re back with another quick 5 minutes recipe, a High Protein Cottage Cheese Queso! This dip is made with 3 simple ingredients and takes no time at all to prep. If you’re looking for a healthy appetizer and/or snack, try this!

The first thing you’ll need for this one is something to get your cottage cheese smooth. I usually go with a food processor but a blender works great too.

Add right into whatever you’re using 1 cup of cottage cheese and 1 tablespoon of a low sodium taco seasoning mix. You can find low/salt free taco seasoning mixes at most grocery stores nowadays or make your own with the following recipe…

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

*Double or triple this recipe and have access to it whenever you need it!

  • 1 1/4 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper, Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano, Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

Process or blend until your mix is creamy. You can add in a little water if it seems too thick when you’re mixing it.

Continue by mixing in 1/2 cup of cheese, I like either cheddar or Colby jack.

Here is where you can optionally mix in anything you want to change up the flavor and/or texture. Some of my favorites?

  • Diced/Pickled Jalapeños
  • Onions (Green!)
  • Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Chili Powder

Now to melt your high protein cottage cheese queso cheese you have 2 options.

Microwave Queso

The first option is in the microwave. To do this you’ll need to pour your mix into a microwave save bowl then put it into the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Make sure to mix everything around every :20-:30 seconds so it heats up evenly.

Stovetop Queso

The second option is on the stovetop over low heat for a few minutes. As long as you keep it moving until warm, you’ll be good to go!

Regardless of the method you use, you’ll know it’s done when it looks like this…

A couple tips for this one?

  1. You can double or triple the recipe below in the recipe card if you’re bringing it to a party.
  2. Mix in a cooked protein like some rotisserie chicken, lean beef, or canned tuna.
  3. Top it with pico de gallo or salsa!

Ready for your meal? Try our Slow Cooker Chicken Salsa!

High Protein Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe

High Protein Cottage Cheese Queso

All you need is 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this High Protein Cottage Cheese Queso recipe! Easy, quick, and delicious.
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese queso, high protein queso, queso
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 382kcal
Cost: $1

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  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese - Full, Reduced, or Fat Free all work great
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning Mix - Low Sodium
  • ½ Cup Cheese - Cheddar or Colby Jack are my favorite!
  • Water - *Only if you want to thin your queso out


  • Add your Cottage Cheese and Taco Seasoning Mix into either a food processor or blender
  • Process or blend until smooth/creamy
  • Mix in your Cheese


  • To make it in the microwave, add your mix into a microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes while mixing everything around every :20-:30 seconds so that it heats up evenly


  • To make it on the stovetop you'll want to keep it moving in a pan over low heat until warm



Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Fat Free Cottage Cheese:
*Use a salt free Taco Seasoning Mix to lower the sodium even more!
  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.5g
  • Sodium: 952mg
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Protein: 35g
Calories in the WHOLE recipe with Reduced Fat Cottage Cheese:
*Use a salt free Taco Seasoning Mix to lower the sodium even more!
  • Calories: 382
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 875mg
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 39g


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 877mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g


  1. Laurel on June 6, 2024 at 10:44 am

    5 stars
    This was SO good. I made it with cheddar and ate it with some protein pretzels I had leftover.

    • sabiha on June 6, 2024 at 11:38 am

      Hi, I’m confused it looks like the same title for both nutrition options but different numbers?

      • Derek Howes on June 6, 2024 at 11:48 am

        Fixed, sorry about that! The top one is with fat free.

      • sabiha on June 6, 2024 at 2:15 pm

        Thanks, already made it. So delicious!

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