Make your lunch a summertime treat with this easy and filling pita flatbread topped with creamy herbed cottage cheese and fresh, green asparagus.

Cheesy asparagus pita Flatbreads on a wooden cutting board.
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LUNCH TIME. It’s really not my favorite. You know, it’s WAY too easy to order Jimmy John’s delivery…why do they have to make it so easy with the delivery?! And it really is freaky fast. That beach club unwich with sprouts and bbq chips is at my door in about 10 minutes flat. I can barely make lunch in ten minutes.

But – you could make this in nearly ten minutes. Or 30. But it will go by quickly. (Minor details, people!) This flatbread has crispy edges, creamy and flavorful cheese, and crispy and summery asparagus. This pita flatbread definitely gives JJ’s a run for their money.

About this pita flatbread pizza

I use an ultra-thin whole wheat pita which makes a perfectly crispy crust. If you’re interest in making your own flatbread, try this recipe. The cheesy sauce is made of pureed cottage cheese mixed with herbs and some super-sharp grated provolone cheese. You could substitute your favorite cheese.

Pita Flatbreads on a wooden cutting board.

I use asparagus which is readily available in spring and summer but choose any one of your favorite vegetables. Whatever is in season, or whatever is in your fridge. Zucchini and summer squash would be awesome. Tomatoes – yes! Roasted mushrooms – always a good idea.

Make this pita flatbread in your oven if you’re making more than one, but if you reduce the recipe to a single serving,  pop the single pita flatbread in a toaster oven. For really great flavor, bake them outside on your grill

Pita Flatbreads on a wooden cutting board.

Happy lunching! Stay away from JJ’s. Or don’t – those sandwiches are darn good.

Pita Flatbreads on a blue plate.

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Pita Flatbread with Asparagus and Herbed Cottage Cheese

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 33 minutes
Servings: 4 pita flatbreads
Make your lunch a summertime treat with this easy and filling pita flatbread topped with creamy herbed cottage cheese and fresh, green asparagus.
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  • 2 cups chopped (bite-sized) asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus a sprinkle extra for asparagus
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste if desired), plus a sprinkle extra for asparagus
  • 1 1/2 cup grated sharp provolone, divided
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped herbs (I recommend a combination of parsley, basil, chives, or dill) – additional for garnish if desired.
  • 4 medium-sized thin whole wheat pitas (2-ounces each)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Toss asparagus with olive oil on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast asparagus in preheated oven for five minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place cottage cheese in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour or scrape using a rubber spatula into a medium-sized bowl. Stir in salt, pepper, 1 cup of provolone, and herbs. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Taste and add salt if desired.
  • Leaving oven on, remove asparagus from baking sheet and set aside. On a new piece of parchment paper, lay out the pitas.
  • Divide cottage cheese mixture evenly between 3 pitas. Spread almost to the edges, leaving about a half-inch border of pita.
  • Sprinkle asparagus over the cheese mixture. Top with remaining 1/3 cup of provolone.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately topped with fresh herbs if desired.


  • Substitute whatever vegetable you have on hand, or like: tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers, broccoli, etc.
  • You could substitute another kind of cheese for the sharp provolone, such as mozzarella, cheddar, etc.
  • Bake outside on the grill, if desired.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 1080mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies says:

    So cheesy, crispy and perfect, and those green specks of asparagus look so tasty in the ocean of cheese.

  2. denise says:

    I’d be the only one to eat it, but it sounds yummy.

  3. Beth says:

    This is a great way to get my nanny kiddos to eat asparagus!! :)

  4. Patty K says:

    Whole wheat flatbread pizza is the perfect lunch without giving you food coma that would soon follow regular pizza :)

    Lunch is not my favorite either. I usually end up eating leftovers from the night before ;)

  5. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    This sounds like such a great summertime recipe, I love making quick flatbread meals like this and cannot wait to try this flavor combination :)

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I love a good flatbread like this! So tasty!