Easiest Snack Ever

filed under: Food + Drink on October 22, 2010

So this is less of a recipe and more of a, “Hey, didn’t I see that on the box at some point?”

I am fairly certain that everyone in the good ole USA has seen this before.  If you haven’t then email cause we need to be friends.  I rarely meet people as behind the times as me.

Could. Not. Be. Simpler. (Want more amazing appetizers? I’ve got you covered!)




I am sure you could add 101 different things to this, and by all means, please share so that I can break out of the mold a bit OK? My family will thank you. But every afternoon when the kids get home from school I am struggling to come up with easy snacks that everyone likes, that they can make themselves, and that isn’t loaded with sugar. This one fits the bill!


How to Make This Easy Snack

Now, these steps are long and complicated so please be sure to tell me if I left anything out!

Grab cracker.

Add cottage cheese.

Sprinkle with season salt.



Gotta tell ya.  Even though this is the easiest and cheapest snack ever, we love it.  We can polish off two sleeves of crackers and a container on cottage cheese in one sitting. Not to mention the Lawry’s… did you see the size of that container???

best snack for kids

Variations for Snacks

You can add jam, jelly, fresh fruit (we love pears), prunes, almost anything to this simple snack. Some folks use Mrs. Dash to cut down on salt, some use low fat cottage cheese, some get the low-sodium crackers and create an almost salt-free snack! I can say with full confidence that whatever combination you choose, you will be delighted with this easy treat.


4.86 from 14 votes
best snack for kids
Easy Snack
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Even though this is the easiest and cheapest snack ever, we love it. We can polish off two sleeves of crackers and a container of cottage cheese in one sitting!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Snack
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Season Salt
  1. Place about 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese on a cracker and sprinkle with season salt. Repeat as many times as you would like!

You may notice that I do not add quantities to this recipe. Simply put, you can make as many or as few as you would like.

So tell me, how many years (decades, centuries…) have you been enjoying this snack?

Are what are some ways you and your family customize it?

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  • Janet Murray says:

    Have always put cottage cheese on Ritz crackers but never with seasoned salt . Will try that !

  • Dora Miller says:

    I will have tuna salad or chicken salad or even egg salad. It’s like every thing can go on a Ritz cracker.

  • Marlene Fudge says:

    I Love your recipes

  • Tom W says:

    We love cottage cheese on Ritz sprinkled with salt and pepper, but we top each one with a black grape! It’s delicious!!!

  • Virginia says:

    I love your recipes. Keep up the good work

  • Virginia says:

    You have the best recipes. They are easy and delicious

  • Judy Good says:

    I had never heard of the Cottage Cheese and Ritz Cracker before !! I just tried it and it is very good !! Who would have thought !!?

  • Peggy Wargo says:

    As kids, we always ate cottage cheese with Lawry’s Salt but never with crackers. I will try it for sure!

  • Melissa says:

    I go with garlic powder and cracked black pepper.

  • Marilyn Elder says:

    Love your recipes

  • Chris says:

    Honest to God, I have never ever heard of this recipe but when I get some Ritz I’m going to try it.

  • Shirley S .Moser says:

    Ritz has newly baked crackers (flavor, cheddar cheese which would be so good.

  • christiane says:

    i love cottage cheese, chive and horseradish….

  • Marina Ali says:

    Reminds me…in my childhood mom made a popular snack….Mini salted crackers with scrambled egg and topped with either a sprig of cilantro or chopped green chillis or capsicum (un-seeded)
    I make the cottage cheese variation with a topping for effect but it tastes good too.

  • Missy says:

    I can’t stomach the texture of cottage cheese but love the idea of a snack this easy. Please share more like this

  • Kate says:

    I have never heard of this recipe but you can bet I’m going to try it!

  • Barbara Hull says:

    I enjoy Everything Bagel seasoning on cottage cheese.