Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip + Creative Ways to Use Cottage Cheese
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by my friends at Muuna Cottage Cheese. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Shaw’s Simple Swaps happen!
Just a girl, a mission and cottage cheese in hand.
That’s usually how good things happen, right?
Well, maybe not for everyone, but for me in the Shaw Kitchen, it was just a typical day!
This Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip is one of those recipes I know is a keeper.
Well, Mr. CEO single handedly polished off a good cup of this when he got home from work!
Seriously, not kidding. I tried to take his plate to put it in the sink when I saw he had finished and he said, “What are you doing?! I want another serving.”
So, there you have it. I can’t make that up (well, I guess I could, but I wouldn’t, you know that!)
Now, why is this Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip different from other dips?
Muuna features unique, beautifully bright, single-serve cups available in six varieties, including Strawberry, Blueberry, Pineapple, Peach, Mango and Lowfat Plain (MSRP $1.69). The company also offers two multi-serve items—Lowfat Plain and Classic Plain (MSRP $3.49).
In just a 5.3 ounce serving, you get over 19 grans of high quality protein for just 120 calories. Satisfying and satiating, a winning combo!
Second, this dip uses a variety of vegetables, like spinach and those deliciously crunchy water chestnuts! Truly this is my favorite part. Anytime I get the trifecta of textures in one dip, my taste buds get a little crazy!
And, finally, the spices! Instead of the store bought mixes that contain who knows what in the ingredients, I used a blend of typical dried spices you most likely have on hand. Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes, dill and celery seed, a bonafide DIY spice mix!
If you decide to join the train and pick up Muuna to create this delicious Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip (currently available in the Northeast at ShopeRite and Shaw’s Markets), don’t forget you can also use the extra to whip up other delicious creations!
For instance, here’s a few recipe ideas I’ve got in my arsenal that use cottage cheese!
Now, join me in whipping up this delicious Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip!
- 10 ounces frozen spinach drained
- 12 ounces 2% low fat Muuna Cottage Cheese
- 1/3 cup light sour cream
- 8 ounces water chestnuts diced
- 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/4 teaspoon dried celery seed
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Heat the frozen spinach in a microwave safe dish for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove and using pepper towels strain the water out.
In a large bowl, add the spinach, Muuna Cottage Cheese, sour cream, water chestnuts and stir.
Add in the spices and thoroughly combine.
Serve cold with tortilla chips or fresh veggies.