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.


4.87 from 15 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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  • Sallie says:

    Never heard of this I don’t know any recipe that uses ritzs crackerd

  • Jackie says:

    This really good with a cab of applebutter. Leave off the season salt.lol

  • Leona Floyd says:

    Love these easy for people like me , simple!

  • Alfred Johnson says:

    Never heard of this before. Will try it to see if I like it.

  • Gail says:

    We have always mixed our cottage cheese with Lawry’s but never heard or thought of putting it on Ritz crackers! Will be giving this a try!

  • Sue Wetherell says:

    Will def. try with cottage cheese. Love Ritz with a spoon of tuna salad on top. Also make with layer of peanut butter and dipped in white chocolate with sprinkles according to holiday

  • Myrna Mason says:

    These recipes look amazing, I am really keen to try several of them. Thankyou. Myrna.
    Most impressed with the simplicity of the cottage cheese on Ritz crackers.

  • Cheryl says:

    S & P is real good on cottage cheese

  • Connie S. says:

    I love the white wedding cake,I want to double it kinda afraid if doubled it makes 3 – 9 inch layers right?

  • Jeni says:

    I made some ranch cottage cheese dip, and just put it on Ritz crackers. Very yummy!!

  • Cynthia says:

    Loved the Ritz cracker recipe

  • Lindy Kelly says:

    We do cottage and Lawrys on sliced tomatoes. Yum!!

  • Sharon says:

    I love your creations. Can’t wait for more!

  • Mary says:

    I like doritos and cottage cheese so I am sure to love this. Thanks

  • Debbie says:

    Love it if also use soft cheese like philidelpia with chillit or primula cheese

  • Deb says:

    I’d add a halfed grape cherry tomato or pineapple tidbit 🙂 I’m gonna do this soon! 😋

  • Dottie says:

    Love this using cottage cheese with chives.

  • Kiki Lee says:

    I don’t like Ritz crackers so I don’t know the recipe either! lol And my
    DH doesn’t like Cottage Cheese!

  • Carolyn says:

    Ritz now come in several varieties….I use the Honey with ricotta and fruit or honey. Or vegetable with with ricotta and tomatoes, onions and s&p …great easy snacks.. .

  • Elaine says:

    Pepper would be great with this. I love it sprinkled on top of cottage cheese.

  • Deb Powell says:

    I have never heard of or eaten anything that resembles this recipe😁🥴

  • Lisa says:

    I think they would be good with paprika on top.

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  • Linda says:

    I never heard of this before either. Does it matter if you use large curd or small curd cottage cheese? ( I don’t buy cottage cheese often) Lawreys was my mother’s secret ingredient that made her a great cook. So good!

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I’ve used both size curds, just use whatever you prefer! 🙂

  • Lisa says:

    I live with freak who doesn’t like cottage cheese. I know… insane! Wondering if I could replace the cottage cheese with ricotta.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I’m sure you could! I haven’t tried it but it sounds delish!

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