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.


4.8 from 5 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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  • Jerri says:

    I’ve never heard of this, but adore all 3 ingredients so I’ll definitely be trying! Thanks! Always looking for easy and tasty in the same recipe.

  • Mary Northam says:

    I haven’t seen it on a box.. but I’m going to try these! I’d like to be friends.. lol

  • R says:

    Palmetto Pimento Cheese is also awesome on crackers! 🙂

  • Nancy says:

    I truly never saw that huge recipe b4. But I want it. What else could I use besides that topping. I am a diabetic.

  • Christine says:

    I have never heard of this until now but will definitely be trying it!

    I’d love to be friends 😊

  • Joan says:

    Love following you. Thank you from AX

  • Alcyone Coon says:

    Well,let’s be friends! I have never seen this particular iteration before, BUT, I absolutely remember mixing Lawry’s salad seasoning (just the seasoned salt with a little stuff in it like celery seeds if I remember) with cottage cheese as a spread and dip for veggies – down the tube of celery, for example. I remember using it for crackers, but bland crackers like Bremner Wafers or melba toasts.

  • ED H. says:

    These look Great, but being on a low salt diet I would use the low salt Ritz Crackers with Mrs. Dash instead of seasoned salt.

  • Toni Wetter says:

    Have never seen but it sounds great

  • Doris wrenn says:

    I enjoy your recipes and have tried some
    All are good. You have a wonderful talent
    Merry Christmas

  • Lois says:

    Thank you for sharing…we must be twins as I am behind the times too and need easy snacks!

  • Jean Hopkins says:

    Add thinly sliced green onions before the season salt – especially in the spring when they are the tastiest!

    • Amanda says:

      Great idea!!

  • Della says:

    Yummy looks great, I’m gonna try.

  • Nancy Hoffman says:

    I am one of the few who is there a seen this before but I will give it a try!

  • Patti says:

    We actually put raspberry or strawberry jam or grape jelly on the cottage cheese

  • Beverly says:

    I’d like to try this with some shredded cheese (Cheddar, Monteray Jack, etc.) on top of the cottage cheese. Or serve these with pear halves on the side.

  • Marsha says:

    Another sure easy snack. Mix mayonnaise and grated Parmesan cheese. Shmeer on the crackers and broil for a minute or two. Sorry I don’t remember the exact measurements

    • Amanda says:

      Sounds delish!

  • Joanna says:

    A coat of hot pepper jelly on the cracker before topping with the cottage cheese & Lawry’s adds a tasty contrast

  • Valerie Smith says:

    Have you tried smoked mussels on top of the cottage cheese? Very yummy !!

  • Maureen says:

    I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to using your recipes. Just saw your picture, and you’re as cute as one of your cookies!😊

  • linda Nixon says:

    Shake parmasan cheese on cracker. Wrap with bacon. bake until bacon is crispy. Eat. Nothing better. Never heard or have seen the cottage cheese thing.

  • Delores says:

    Looking for simple snacks and this one I had not thought about. Any more are always accepted!! Thank you!!

  • Bonny says:

    Thin slices of peeled cucumber on cracker b4 cottage cheese is nice, or chop cucumber fine & stir into cottage cheese.

  • Babsy says:

    Will b trying this! Looks good & so easy!

  • Cathy Stanley says:

    I use Ritz crackers spread with peanut butter place a marshmallow on place in oven to toast marshmallow take out let cool and pig out