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???

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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.


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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!


  • Ritz Crackers
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Season Salt


  • Place about 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese on a cracker and sprinkle with season salt. Repeat as many times as you would like!

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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.

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Reader Comments

  1. Never heard of this but I am a huge cottage cheese fan myself! ๐Ÿ™‚
    When I was pregnant I ate a lot of Doritos and Cottage Cheese – now I still love it but don’t have an excuse. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also the new sunchips peppercorn ranch dipped in cottage cheese is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I saw the comment about the CC and Salsa – that’s pretty good too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I put it on a baked potato for lunch – filling and pretty healthy – no need for butter or sourcream then! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great day ! Hope to see you soon!

  2. What about Triscuits and cottage cheese with chives on top? Or instead of chives, franks red hot? Is my FAVORITE snack! I lived on it in the college years.

  3. hey you can also try the sweet kind: nutella on top. if you want more, add banana or some nuts..DELISH~I TELL YOU!!!

  4. I’m smiling Amanda, because I’ve always loved cottage cheese on a triscuit for snacking!
    And one of my favorite lunches is cottage cheese with radishes and red pepper mixed in, topped with Lawry’s, roasted pecans and a hard boiled egg and tomatoes on the side. So delish.

  5. I never, ever would’ve thought of that. Our family likes the Laughing Cow cheese but that’s certainly not as cheap as cottage cheese!

  6. You should be expecting your phone to ring and it to be me real soon. I haven’t seen that one ๐Ÿ™‚
    I do eat cottage cheese on my potato chips the wavy type that can hold it, or those salt and pepper kettle chips are my favorite, but don’t tell anyone I work out with and please don’t let my trainer know—I’m trying to not eat them everyday ๐Ÿ™‚ no kidding I really am, but I bought two bags of chips today, so I don’t think this plan is working well for me! I figure the cottage cheese ads some protein and dairy if nothing else ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Amanda, I think I learned about this when my daughter (now 18) was in preschool, they were learning the rhyme Little Miss Muffet (sat on a tuffet, eating her curds & whey) anyhow, they had a snack of crackers & cottage cheese. What a wonderful way to get picky kids to try it! They didn’t use the salt, though. You ~need~ to try it with a tiny little dot of your favorite jam/jelly instead of salt. Delicious!

  8. I’ve never heard of it myself, but my boys are huge fans of cottage cheese. Where do people come up with this stuff?!

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