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Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese - Healthy Pumpkin Dessert!

Need a quick 5-minute healthy pumpkin dessert recipe? Make this Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese! It's creamy, dreamy, delicious, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and full of protein and and healthy pumpkin goodness!

glass cup filled with pumpkin spice whipped cottage cheese and topped with whipped cream with pumpkin puree in the background

This magical 4 ingredient, 5 minute, no-bake, no-cook treat has been my go-to dessert and snack lately! 

You're going to LOVE this recipe if you:

  • Love everything pumpkin and pumpkin spice
  • Enjoy creamy, luscious desserts
  • Want healthy, high-protein snacks without refined sugar
  • Don't love the chunky lumps that are in cottage cheese
  • Want a no-bake, no-cook dessert that is ready in less than 5 minutes
  • Need a gluten-free pumpkin spice recipe

pumpkin spice whipped cottage cheese in a glass garnished with pumpkin spice seasoning

Related recipe: Dragon Fruit Whipped Cottage Cheese

4 ingredient pumpkin spice dessert

This creamy pumpkin spice whipped cottage cheese has only 4 ingredients and makes about 4 servings (2 servings if you're looking for a more filling breakfast instead of a snack).

  • 2 cups cottage cheese: Use any kind! I prefer fat-free, unsalted cottage cheese
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree: canned is fine. Fresh would be fantastic! If you're not sure you love pumpkin flavor, start with ½ cup or ¾ cup. You can always taste it and blend in more!
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup: Or use any sweetened of your choice, such as honey, agave, brown sugar, molasses. Use more if you prefer a sweeter flavor!
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice: Again, start with less if you're not sure, you can always whip in more

whipped cottage cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup in a food processor

Related recipe: Blueberry Delight

Whipped cottage cheese

I am a HUGE fan of whipped cottage cheese because I am not crazy about the texture of regular cottage cheese, with all its lumps. But pureeing cottage cheese in a blender for just 30 seconds makes the most creamy, dreamy, smooth cottage cheese ever!

So you still get the benefits of cottage cheese (high in protein, low in carbs compared to yogurt), without having to endure that texture.

So combining whipped cottage cheese with pumpkin and spice this time of year is a no-brainer to me!

To make whipped cottage cheese:

Simply puree the cottage cheese and the rest of the ingredients in a small food processor. My tip is to start with half the pumpkin and sweetener, and then add more if you would like. 

Personally, I love lots of pumpkin! But some people might not be into that, so I recommend starting with less.

DO NOT USE A BLENDER TO PUREE COTTAGE CHEESE, ESPECIALLY A HIGH POWERED BLENDER! It will turn your cottage cheese into a liquid. This would result more in a smoothie-type drink... which would be OK, I guess, but not the same thing because it wouldn't have the thick, rich texture of whipped cottage cheese.

pumpkin spice whipped cottage cheese topped with pepitas

Related recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cream of Wheat


Top this healthy pumpkin dessert with:

Or add some whipped cream on top!! Yes, it's not as healthy, but a small portion of whipped cream is a-okay to me!!

And here's a pro-tip: stir in a tiny bit of whipped cream into the pumpkin cottage cheese as you eat - you will have luscious dessert heaven!

glass cup filled with pumpkin spice whipped cottage cheese and topped with whipped cream

Enjoy these chilled

These cottage cheese cups are great if you eat them as soon as they're made, so the cottage cheese is still cold from the fridge. If you like them to be a little cooler, then chill the pumpkin puree in the fridge before blending it in!

Or freeze pumpkin puree in ice cube trays if you want a super chilled pumpkin dessert! You'll need to blend the frozen pumpkin first, in that case, to make sure this comes out nice and smooth without any frozen pieces. 

If you end up making these pumpkin spice cottage cheese cups, please take a picture and tag @babaganoshblog on Facebook or Instagram! I LOVE seeing your creations!

Other pumpkin and spice recipes you will love:

And here's a really great savory pumpkin recipe: Moroccan spiced Chicken Pumpkin Stew

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

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pumpkin whipped cottage cheese with whipped cream on top
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4.92 from 12 votes

Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese

A quick 5-minute no-bake, no-cook healthy pumpkin dessert recipe! This Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cottage Cheese is high in protein, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Kate
Cost: $3


Special equipment


  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Serve immediately, topping with toppings of your choice, or chill and enjoy within 2 days.
    whipped cottage cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup in a food processor


  • Do not use a high powered blender! It will turn the cottage cheese into a liquid instead of into a smooth creamy, fluffy cottage cheese! I use a this small food processor and it's perfect for this recipe.
  • Use any kind of cottage cheese you like! I prefer fat-free, unsalted cottage cheese
  • Chill your pumpkin puree in the fridge for a colder treat. Or freeze some in an ice cube tray! If using frozen pumpkin, puree the pumpkin first before adding cottage cheese, to make sure you don't have any ice chunks!
  • Start with less pumpkin if you are not sure you like pumpkin flavor that much. I found that 2:1 cottage cheese:pumpkin ratio was perfect for me!
  • Use honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, or brown sugar, or a keto-approved sweetener for a low carb pumpkin dessert
  • Topping ideas: whipped cream, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), hemp hearts, shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings, crushed pecans, candied pecans 
The nutrition facts are estimated with fat-free cottage cheese and without any additional toppings.


Calories: 130kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) | Protein: 12g (24%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (5%) | Cholesterol: 8mg (3%) | Sodium: 377mg (16%) | Potassium: 303mg (9%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 10g (11%) | Vitamin A: 9532IU (191%) | Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) | Calcium: 127mg (13%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Thursday 16th of June 2022

Can't wait to try this. Can you use a high power blender on a very low speed?


Tuesday 21st of June 2022

I'm not sure, my Blendtec liquified this before I had a chance to stop it! Maybe if you pulse first to see how it goes? That might leave some lumps though... Let me know if you try it!


Sunday 5th of June 2022

I made this today to try it!


Monday 6th of June 2022



Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Hi...I love this recipe and I add gelatin to make it like a pudding:)


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Hi Lisa! So glad to hear that you love this recipe! I actually just tried it with gelatin for the first time last weekend and I didn't love it as much as the original. But I'm glad you do!


Thursday 24th of December 2020

I could not get the lumps out - any suggestions are appreciated!


Sunday 27th of December 2020

Hmm I wonder why! Were you using a food processor? Was the cottage cheese moved around effectively in the food processor? Do you have a picture you can share of how it looked in the food processor? (You can send it to me on Instagram @bababganoshblog ).. I've never had this problem so I don't know what to suggest if I don't see it or don't know how yours looked

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Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Fast, easy and delicious! And we just realized we have all the ingredients! Perfect!

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