Leftover ricotta

I have a lot of leftover ricotta and would like to try to make something different with it (something other than the pizza and bruschetta I made this weekend). Any suggestions? Maybe ricotta mousse or bread?

  • Posted by: Sweets
  • December 17, 2012
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13 Comments

Maedl December 18, 2012
Spoon ricotta into a bowl, top with nuts, a bit of honey, and lemon zest. Makes a great breakfast.
 
fhp December 17, 2012
Ooops, sorry twice is a little two much. But good!
 
fhp December 17, 2012
Spinich:
Even if you have only a dollop left over you can make a beautiful filling for an omelette with your ricotta mixed with steamed chopped spinach, grated parmigiano and a little grate of nutmeg. Don't want an omelette?
Use the same mixture for making a divine grilled cheese sandwich. One of my favorite cheeses for this purpose is Vecchio Piave. These are two of my family's favorites.
 
fhp December 17, 2012
Spinich:
Even if you have only a dollop left over you can make a beautiful filling for an omelette with your ricotta mixed with steamed chopped spinach, grated parmigiano and a little grate of nutmeg. Don't want an omelette?
Use the same mixture for making a divine grilled cheese sandwich. One of my favorite cheeses for this purpose is Vecchio Piave. These are two of my family's favorites.
 
Brain H. December 17, 2012
Here are two of my favorite non-gnocchi uses for ricotta: Tuscan lemon muffins and Sweet ricotta with wine-poached figs: http://www.jacksonholefoodie.com/1/category/sweet%20ricotta%20and%20winepoaced%20figs33546093f1/1.html
 
Sam1148 December 17, 2012
Make a white pizza. Ricotta, garlic and mozzarella cheese for the base sauce. Top with red onions, mushrooms, asparagus..things that need to be cooked while baking the pizza.

At the last minuets of cooking, add cooked sliced chicken and herbage, like basil or arugula (tossed with oil so they go all dry) and Parmesan cheese.

 
Sweets December 17, 2012
Fabulous ideas! Thank you. Now, of course I want even more ricotta so I can make gnocchi, tarts and cheesecake!
 
boulangere December 17, 2012
Kukla's Lemon Ricotta bars here are wonderful!
http://food52.com/recipes/13861_lemonricotta_bars
 
HalfPint December 17, 2012
I'd make Italian Ricotta Cheesecake, http://giulianohazan.com/blog/italian-ricotta-cheesecake-for-mothers-day/
 
Omeletta December 17, 2012
I love ricotta cake, too- especially at the holidays!
 
Lindsay-Jean H. December 17, 2012
I had the same thing happen to me this weekend, so tonight I'm making this herbed ricotta tart. http://www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-recipes/healthy-5-star-egg-recipes-00400000048762/page11.html
 
healthierkitchen December 17, 2012
Grandma DiLauras gnocchi are delicious! Also, you can mix some into scrambled eggs with chives, or mixed in with pasta and roasted eggplant and tomatoes.
 

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Marian B. December 17, 2012
Ricotta Gnocchi! Recipe here: http://food52.com/recipes/9460_grandma_dilauras_italian_ricotta_gnocchi
 
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