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4 LBS Ricotta cheese leftover - what to make?

I bought an extra tub accidently, it's whole milk Sierra brand (seems extra firm to me, but ingredients are whey, milk, vinegar, salt only.) I'm kicking around ideas what to do. We have just finished the extra baked ziti so not up to anything like that for a while. Fortunately it's good till 4/27.

asked by nutcakes over 5 years ago
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drbabs

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added over 5 years ago

Here are a whole bunch of recipes from the site:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added over 5 years ago

you can freeze ricotta, just in case. otherwise, you can make a bunch of ricotta/gnocchi and freeze them as well.

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added over 5 years ago

Have a food sealer? Portion, seal, and freeze it. Works great!

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added over 5 years ago

Cheesecake! YUM.

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added over 5 years ago

Definitely make these! http://www.food52.com/recipes...

the scones are neat, but the honey-lemon-rosemary-lavender ricotta spread is amazing!

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added over 5 years ago

Sweet ricotta cookies! I couldn't find the exact recipe that I use for these, but this one is really close:
http://www.cookies-in-motion...

The ricotta almost melts into the sugar cookie-like dough and becomes a very light cookie. They're delicious.

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This is what I want to make next time I go on a ricotta binge . . . Gina DePalma's ricotta cheesecake (from Bon Appetit magazine). http://www.bonappetit.com...

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

Donate it and the ingredients for a lasagna to a local shelter with a kitchen. Most accept sealed food products.

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added over 5 years ago

Great advice, Sam1148 ! With spring garden planting around the corner consider planting a row of vegetables to donate to your local shelter!

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

To follow up. Some shelters accept cooked food. Some do not.
Here's a good starting point. http://www.homelessshelterdirectory...
If they accept cooked food. Use a foil tray and reheating instructions with date when you cooked it taped on top.

One of our local shelter accepts cooked food, and I used to take stuff down there after the Pharma Reps catered meals for the Dept. (much to the evil eyes of the leftover vultures in the office). Our local AIDS hospice also accepted cooked foods.

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added over 5 years ago

It only uses a cup of ricotta, but make this http://www.food52.com/recipes... you won't regret it.

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added over 5 years ago

I've been conscripted to bring dessert to a party this weekend so I will likely try at least one of each of the 2 cheesecakes suggested here. Thanks all.