7 Ricotta Recipes, Savory and Sweet

June  7, 2013

If spring could be embodied in a cheese, we're certain it would be ricotta. It has the ethereal qualities of a cloud and clicks with both sweet and savory recipes. If you haven't been won over by ricotta yet, these recipes are sure to do the trick. 

Fresh Ricotta Ice Cream by PRST

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Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta by TheWimpyVegetarian 


Lemon-Ricotta Bars by Kukla


Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint by TasteFood 


Bruschetta with Ricotta, Honey and Lemon Zest by merrill


Ricotta Hot Cakes with Maple Butter by MeghanVK


Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi by cdilaura


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Nick R. June 7, 2013
I'd like to quickly add to this post which celebrates a wonderful Italian cheese by dropping a link that I had found and tested for making your own ricotta. Easier than you think and as good as it sounds.

Make a batch and throw a Pizza Party.
dymnyno June 7, 2013
These all sound so great I can't decide which to make first!
Becca @. June 7, 2013
Ricotta is one of my favourite cheeses! It's so mild that you can use it in pretty much anything. Here are a few more ricotta recipes:
Ricotta and black bean stuffed peppers
Spinach and ricotta frittata
Three cheese butternut squash spaghetti bake