Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  72
  • Protein  4
  • Carbohydrates  2
  • Fat  5
  • Cholesterol  16
  • Sodium  166
  • Potassium  74
  • Phosphorus  77
  • Calcium  63
  • Fiber  0.1

Quick 'n’ Easy Cheese Dip

From low-salt tortilla chips to raw veggies, kidney-friendly Quick 'n' Easy Cheese Dip makes people sing. Kris modified her original recipe a tad, making it a little richer in protein and lower in phosphorus than many other dips and spreads.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kris from Michigan.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 3 tablespoons


  • 1-1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco® hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cupcrumbled  blue cheese


  1. Blend cottage cheese, sour cream, green onions, hot sauce and spices in food processor until smooth.
  2. Add blue cheese and process for a few seconds.
  3. Garnish with chopped green onion, if desired. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Dip stores well, which enhances cheese and garlic flavors. If storing for more than three days, reduce blue cheese and garlic.
  • Natural, unprocessed sharp cheddar can substitute for blue cheese. Recipe limits the blue cheese to 1-1/3 teaspoon per serving.
  • Other spices can be added to taste. Experiment!
  • This dip is lower in phosphorus and higher in protein than many comparable recipes.
  • Pair with low-sodium crackers, raw veggies, sliced apples or low-salt tortilla. 

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Quick 'n’ Easy Cheese Dip

Frine says:


Thank you for such nice recipe! I will write a letter with it

Apr. 05, 2012, 8:42 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick 'n’ Easy Cheese Dip

Katee says:


LOVED this dip. I have served it hot and cold (keeps well in a crock pot). Is great with wings, raw veggies, cold roasted veggies or low salt crackers/tortilla chips. I would make it again

Jan. 31, 2012, 12:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Quick 'n’ Easy Cheese Dip

larichard says:


This was so easy and very good. I served it with low sodium crackers to my patients.

Feb. 18, 2011, 8:29 AM - Inappropriate review?

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