The Super Simple Viral Flatbread That Fans Say is 'So Worth the Hype'

Cottage cheese has been on everyone’s spoons this year, from the viral cottage cheese toast, cottage cheese eggs, and my favorite, cottage cheese ice cream. Well, get ready because another cottage cheese concoction has landed on your FYP: cottage cheese flatbread.

The simple recipe promises to be a new, delicious way to have your summer sandwiches and tons of protein too. With fans like those on @themodernonna's feed saying the recipe is "so worth the hype" I knew I had to give it a try. Read on to get the scoop on this new viral recipe trend—and see how it worked in my kitchen.

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What is Cottage Cheese Flatbread?

Tubs of cottage cheese <p>Courtesy of Jessica Wrubel</p>
Tubs of cottage cheese

Courtesy of Jessica Wrubel

Cottage cheese flatbread is just that—flatbread made with only two ingredients—cottage cheese and eggs. The result is a low-carb, protein-filled “bread” that you can fill and roll up like a sandwich wrap.

Some cottage cheese flatbread recipes call for only cottage cheese, but I simply couldn’t crack the code on how to make it without the flatbread being somehow both soggy and dry (I tried four times with two different brands of cottage cheese!). Adding some eggs helps give the flatbread some structure, makes it more pliable and hey, it adds even more protein (making this a 20-gram-per-serving flatbread). Not bad!

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How Do You Make Cottage Cheese Flatbread?

You’ll need two ingredients for this bread: cottage cheese and eggs. I used about one serving of cottage cheese and one egg for mine, stirred them together and spread the mixture thinly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (You can season with salt and pepper if desired, but keep in mind that most cottage cheese is pretty salty already.) Some recipes also call for mixing the ingredients in a blender before pouring the mixture onto a baking sheet (I tried it both ways). Bake at 400 degrees until the cottage cheese is browned and crispy around the edges, which should take about 20 minutes. Top with your favorite sandwich fixings, roll it up and dig in!

Unbaked cottage cheese flatbread on parchment paper<p>Courtesy of Jessica Wrubel</p>
Unbaked cottage cheese flatbread on parchment paper

Courtesy of Jessica Wrubel

Baked cottage cheese flatbread on parchment paper<p>Courtesy of Jessica Wrubel</p>
Baked cottage cheese flatbread on parchment paper

Courtesy of Jessica Wrubel

What I Thought of the Viral Cottage Cheese Flatbread

The taste of this flatbread isn't bad at all. It's mildly cheesy and would be tasty with a variety of fillings, sweet or savory. The taste isn't the issue here, it as the initial recipe I tried. I was a little frustrated when the one-ingredient recipe wasn’t coming out and adding the eggs seriously helped. Baking the cottage cheese by itself (I tried both a 2% lactose-free cottage cheese and a regular 4%) resulted in a soggy mess that was also somehow dry. And on the try with the regular 4%, so much water seeped out of the cottage cheese that it pooled on the baking pan and burned (this is what they don’t show you on TikTok).

The simple fix? Add an egg. This ensures the cottage cheese bakes up, holds together and becomes the flexible “flatbread” that you’re looking for. Be forewarned though—you can fill the flatbread after it cools but it will tear quite easily the more you play around with it (the solution here is to blend the egg and cottage cheese in a blender before pouring it out onto the parchment paper).

So what's my final verdict? I was really happy this hack finally worked as I was able to make myself a nice little lunchtime veggie and cheese wrap. As long as you go with the cottage cheese + egg version of this viral recipe it's definitely worth a try if you're craving more protein and/or trying to stay low-carb this summer.

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