Cottage Cheese Flatbread Pizza

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This baked cottage cheese flatbread pizza is a quick and easy dinner for 2 that’s high in protein and vegetarian friendly!

Vegetarian flatbread pizza with cottage cheese.

Okay, so we might be a little obsessed with cottage cheese lately… but for good reason! If you haven’t heard, cottage cheese is having a moment because it’s so good for you. And because we love making all sorts of pizza recipes, we had to make a pizza with cottage cheese.

If you’re wondering how you can put cottage cheese on pizza and make it taste good, the answer is simple: blend it! When you smooth it out in a food processor or blender (and add a little extra cheese and garlic), it becomes a velvety, creamy, spreadable cheese that is to die for on a pizza.

Paired with juicy, warm cherry tomatoes and spinach, this cottage cheese flatbread pizza is a flavorful low calorie, high protein vegetarian dinner for two you’ll want to make again and again.

What This Recipe Entails

You can make this easy dinner in less than 20 minutes using store bought flatbreads and a few simple ingredients. All you need is a food processor or blender and a large baking sheet.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Cool time: 1 to 2 minutes

Flatbread pizzas bake quickly since you’re starting with a prebaked crust and not raw dough. You just need to lightly crisp the flatbread so it can hold up against the toppings, and warm everything through.

A flatbread pizza with cottage cheese.

Cottage Cheese Flatbread Pizza Ingredients

You’ll only need 7 ingredients to make our cottage cheese flatbread pizza recipe:

  • 6-inch round flatbreads
  • Low fat cottage cheese (2%)
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Minced garlic
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Baby spinach
  • Sea salt

We like to use Toufayan or Stonefire flatbreads for homemade flatbread pizza nights. Both brands make flavorful and fluffy flatbreads that bake well and make for an easy pizza crust.

Low fat cottage cheese makes this a low calorie, high protein pizza dinner. In our opinion, it has just as much flavor as full fat alternatives! However, you can use full fat cottage cheese if you want this flatbread pizza to be a little more filling and don’t mind the extra calories.

Finally, we like to add baby spinach to a cottage cheese flatbread pizza for extra protein. If you don’t like spinach, fresh basil would be delicious on this pizza instead! Like a cottage cheese margherita pizza.

A summer flatbread pizza with cottage cheese.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Pizza

To make a flatbread pizza with cottage cheese, you’ll create a creamy mixture of cottage cheese, mozzarella, and garlic to act as both the sauce and the cheese. Then simply assemble and bake in the oven!

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making our cottage cheese flatbread pizza:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, add the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and garlic to a food processor. Pulse until the consistency is smooth.
  3. Then, spread the cheese mixture evenly over the flatbreads, leaving about a quarter inch crust around the edges.
  4. Top the flatbreads with sliced cherry tomatoes and spinach, then finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  5. Finally, bake for about 10 minutes until the flatbreads are lightly crisped around the edges. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes before slicing and serving.
Cottage cheese flatbread pizza for two.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this cheesy, garlicky flatbread with a side salad or dressed greens for a light and fresh summer meal. We love buying a bag of baby lettuce mix and tossing it with garlic infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar for an easy side dish!

Our recipe makes 2 small flatbreads, but you can easily scale it to serve the whole family. Or, make one large flatbread instead for a shareable dinner.

Try our cottage cheese flatbread pizza recipe and let us know what you think by rating, commenting, and sharing below!

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Cottage cheese flatbread pizza with cherry tomatoes and spinach.

Cottage Cheese Flatbread Pizza

Nicole
This baked cottage cheese flatbread pizza is a quick and easy dinner for 2 that’s high in protein and vegetarian friendly!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 327 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • cup low fat cottage cheese 2%
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 6-inch round flatbreads
  • 6 sweet cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ¼ to ½ ounce baby spinach
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and garlic to a food processor. Pulse until the consistency is smooth.
  • Place the flatbreads on the prepared baking sheet. Then, spread the cheese mixture evenly over the flatbreads, leaving about a quarter inch crust around the edges.
  • Top the flatbreads with the cherry tomatoes and spinach, then finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the flatbreads are lightly crisped around the edges. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Flatbreads: We like to use Toufayan or Stonefire flatbreads for homemade flatbread pizza nights. Both brands make flavorful and fluffy flatbreads that bake well and make for an easy pizza crust. You can usually find these in the produce section or bread aisle of the grocery store.
Cottage cheese: Low fat cottage cheese makes this a low calorie, high protein pizza dinner. In our opinion, it has just as much flavor as full fat alternatives! However, you can use full fat cottage cheese if you want this flatbread pizza to be a little more filling and don’t mind the extra calories.
Variation: We like to add baby spinach to a cottage cheese flatbread pizza for extra protein. If you don’t like spinach, fresh basil would be delicious on this pizza instead! Like a cottage cheese margherita pizza.
Serving suggestions: Serve this flatbread with a side salad or dressed greens for a light and fresh summer meal. We love buying a bag of baby lettuce mix and tossing it with garlic infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar for an easy side dish!
Scaling: Our recipe makes 2 small flatbreads, but you can easily scale it to serve the whole family. Or, make one large flatbread instead for a shareable dinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 20gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 850mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 707IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 196mgIron: 2mg
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Keyword cherry tomatoes, cottage cheese, fine sea salt, flatbread, garlic, mozzarella, oven baked, spinach
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