Easy Cottage Cheese Pizza

Quick and Delicious Cottage Cheese Baguette Pizza

The tasty and air-fryer made Easy Cottage Cheese Pizza comes together in about 5 minutes. It’s loaded with protein from the cottage cheese and has a crispy crunch thanks to the toasted baguette base. Explore all your favorite options with this versatile pizza, from pepperoni to grilled chicken, and pesto to grilled veggies.

This delicious pizza can be eaten as a quick snack or an easy dinner. The whole family will love it. Great for both game days and after school snacking.

The star of this quick and easy pizza is the cottage cheese which adds a creamy texture and a boost of protein to satisfy your pizza craving, without adding the extra fat and calories from traditional pizza. The toppings are endless. Make it even healthier with added fresh vegetables. Our favorite is colorful tomatoes and balsamic glaze.

Easy Cottage Cheese Pizza Ingredients

  • French Baguette: You’ll need a hearty, crusty loaf.
  • Olive Oil: You’ll want a good quality olive oil for toasting the bread.
  • Pizza Sauce: Your favorite jarred pizza sauce or marinara works great for this recipe.
  • Daisy Cottage Cheese: The star ingredient for this delicious pizza. It’s creamy, delicious, and packed with protein. The best part, Daisy Cottage Cheese has 65% less fat than mozzarella and 68% less saturated fat.
  • Fresh Basil: For a fresh burst of flavor.
  • Optional Fresh Cracked Pepper: Adds a rounder and deeper flavor than ground pepper.
  • Optional Parmesan Cheese: Best when freshly grated, it adds a nutty saltiness as a finishing touch.
  • Optional Fresh Grape or Cherry Tomatoes: Rich, sweet, and juicy, fresh tomatoes add a burst of flavor.
  • Optional Balsamic Glaze: A classic finish to many Italian dishes, it enhances the flavors of the recipe.

Substitutions, Variations, and Tips

    • Feel free to add additional pizza toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and green onions.
    • Add some non-traditional veggies such as spinach, zucchini, or asparagus. Most fresh veggies will taste great.
    • Try subbing prepared pesto, alfredo, or barbeque sauce for the pizza sauce for a twist.
    • Try topping with basil leaves for a burst of freshness.
    • Don’t skip baking the bread before adding the toppings. It helps develop the crispy, crunchy crust!

    If you don’t have an air-fryer, you can bake the pizza in a traditional oven at 425°F. Par-bake the crust for 5 minutes, add toppings, and return to the oven for 7-9 additional minutes until the cheese melts.

How to make Easy Cottage Cheese Pizza

  1. Set-up crisper basket inside of air fryer and preheat to 400°F.
  2. Cut the loaf of baguette in half lengthwise. Brush the cut surface with olive oil.
  3. Place bread inside of air fryer, cut side up, and bake for 2 minutes until surface is lightly toasted.
  4. Remove the toasted bread and spread pizza sauce evenly over surface.
  5. Top sauce with dollops of cottage cheese. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more.
  6. Remove pizza from air fryer. Cool for 1 minute.
  7. Add the fresh basil.
  8. Top with the optional pepper, Parmesan, tomatoes, and balsamic glaze, if desired.