Cottage Cheese Surprise (South Beach - Phase 1)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a variation on "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise" but much more low-calorie and a good alternative to the ricotta salads offered in South Beach - Phase 1 - and it contains no fruit.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 1/2 g) box sugar-free gelatin mix (your choice of flavor)
  • 12 ounces fat-free cottage cheese (small or large curd)
  • 12 ounces sugar-free Cool Whip (it is low fat)
  • 34 cup nuts


  1. Stir the jello into the cottage cheese thoroughly.
  2. Fold in the Cool Whip.
  3. Stir in the nuts.
  4. Chill.
Most Helpful

Yum! So awesome to have something this good when you're following a diet. Thanks!

susan dianne February 21, 2013

Great taste! I happen to love cottage cheese but I blended this in my Nutribulletbefore eating any, because the texture of cottage cheese in anything otter than plain by itself is gag inducing...

Chef Gina Bean May 09, 2016

This was so good it was hard not to eat the whole thing at a sitting. I actually diivided it into 2 so I wouldn't be a little piglet. I used raspberry sf jello & made according to the package instructions w/ ice & when partially thickened, I stirred in the cottage cheese and coolwhip. I used sliced almonds as the nuts but when I make it again, I am going to just sprinkle some in. Initially I liked the crunch they added but later wished they were not there. Definitely a keeper!

elainem97 January 20, 2014