Grandma Lilly's Cottage Cheese Dip

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Author Notes: I married into this recipe. My husband's grandmother made this upon coming to this country. We think it is loosely based on something she used to eat back home in the German speaking part of Czechoslovakia, but it's equally possible that she created this out of ingredients she always had on hand: cottage cheese, mustard and onions. This dip was at every party I went to at my mother-in-law's house and is at every party my three sisters-in-law throw. Each one makes it a little differently. This is my updated, slightly smoother version. It sounds odd, and cottage cheese is not a trendy grocery staple, but this is as easy as they come and surprisingly delicious. In some circles it is served only with Ritz crackers. I tend to branch out...healthierkitchen

Serves a small group as an hors d'oeuvre

  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese, small curd
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown deli mustard (in the family tradition, I use Guldens)
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, finely minced, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon goat cheese
  • sweet Hungarian paprika
  1. Place cottage cheese in bowl. Add 2 teaspoons or about 2/3 of the mustard. Mix well and taste. It should be a little sharp but the mustard should not completely overtake the cottage cheese flavor. If it is too creamy and the cottage cheese flavor is still dominant, add more mustard.
  2. Add the shallots and goat cheese and mix. Taste again and add more mustard if necessary.
  3. Place into serving bowl and top with a healthy sprinkling of paprika.

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over 1 year ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

sexyLAMBCHOPx is a trusted home cook.

I'm going to try this. I'll let you know how it goes! What do you serve it with? crudités, Ritz, breadsticks?


over 1 year ago healthierkitchen

I usually have out crudites (how did you get the accent there?), celery is particularly well shaped, and sometimes the Ritz type crackers they sell at my local food coop - just a little less of the processed stuff, but mostly you want something round or wide and kinda flat so you can scoop up enough! Hope you like it!


over 2 years ago emcsull

think I could use Dijon ? I could always throw in some horseradish, or something.


over 2 years ago healthierkitchen

I've used Dijon in a pinch.


almost 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love the addition of goat cheese.


almost 5 years ago healthierkitchen

Thanks drbabs. It's actually a sacrilege to two of my sisters-in-law! they prefer the bite.