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Versatile Cheese Spread

Serves 6 (1/4 C each)

1-1/2 C low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract

Blend cottage cheese and extract in a food processor or blender until smooth.


  • Serve as a spread for toast, muffins, biscuits, or bread.
  • Season with grated citrus rind, mashed or puréed fruit, or fruit salsa. Serve as a topping or spread for fresh fruit salad, muffins, or quick breads.
  • Omit extract and season with herbs, minced onion, minced garlic, or salsa. Serve as a topping for baked potatoes or cauliflower, or as a dip with raw vegetables.
  • Blintzes: Spoon Versatile Cheese Spread onto 6 Dessert Crêpes and fold into pocket shapes. Top each serving with Cherries Sauce, Blueberry Topping, Ginger Pears, or other fruit toppings.
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