25 Best Ricotta Recipes

Ricotta Cake

Ricotta Cake
3

This is a crustless, light verison of an Italian cheesecake. I find that baking it a day in advance and refrigerating it is not only convenient, but it also ...


By New Kosher Cuisine

Zucchini Ricotta Soup Recipe

Zucchini Ricotta Soup  Recipe
3.5

Two things coincided last week. My first zucchini from the garden (hurray!) and my daughter Sophie getting two wisdom teeth removed (not so hurray!). She ...


By Elizabeth Minchilli

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe
5

These pancakes are a bit heavier than the typical fluffy buttermilk flapjacks, but they are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, with a subtle ...


By Valaer Murray

Pesto Ricotta Tart Recipe

Pesto Ricotta Tart Recipe

I learned this recipe in Italy. Buy some ready-to-use phyllo dough and this recipe will be a cinch to make! It’s a fabulous dish to serve when going for a ...


By Clodagh McKenna

Nutella Ricotta Zeppole

Nutella Ricotta Zeppole
4.25

It happened again. I woke up this morning, my hair a mess, half off the bed, memory blurred and my hand clutching a spoon like it was a teddy bear. What ...


By Carolina Chirichella

Orange and Ricotta Muffins

Orange and Ricotta Muffins
5

For your "beerunch," Chris Wade, executive chef at Public House in San Francisco, says: "The muffins pair well with a dark stout. At Beerunch we paired them ...


By marcyafranklin

Chard and Ricotta Tart

Chard and Ricotta Tart
3.05

The notion of a dessert made with Swiss chard may sound bizarre, but it’s traditional in the South of France and Italy. Because of the baking powder, the ...


By David Tanis

Fresh Ravioli with Ricotta

Fresh Ravioli with Ricotta
3.05

Tender pillows of fresh pasta with ricotta filling.


By trish0605

Ricotta-Pear Pizza

Ricotta-Pear Pizza

If you like your slice on the sweet side, there's another option besides Hawaiian-style (that's pineapple and ham for the uninitiated). Try some nonfat ...


By Women's Health

Smoked Ricotta Gnudi

Smoked Ricotta Gnudi

The secret to this gnudi recipe is a yeast ingredient that helps to thicken the dairy, and, of course, the smoking of the cheese.


By Scott Riesenberger

Orange Ricotta Cookies Recipe

Orange Ricotta Cookies Recipe
3

Try these delectable ricotta cookies topped with orange glaze. You won’t be able to eat just one.Click here to see the Fun Holiday Cookie Recipes story.


By Oneida

Baked Ricotta Cake Recipe

Baked Ricotta Cake Recipe
4

This cake is fantastic because it lasts for ten days and the flavor gets better as the days go by. Well, that’s if it has a chance to…


By Clodagh McKenna

Ricotta Meatballs Recipe

Ricotta Meatballs Recipe

These meatballs are easy to put together with the use of a stand mixer, and the ricotta gives them a tender, moist texture.Click here to see more recipes on ...


By Cindy's Table

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna
3

A good, creamy lasagna is important to have in your cooking repertoire. This lasagna is simple and easy to make, and the ricotta adds a creaminess that ...


By Jane Bruce

Ricotta Mac and Cheese

Ricotta Mac and Cheese

This homey, baked recipe is exactly what the doctor ordered when winter rolls around. This easy recipe is perfect for a family and even great as a left ...


By Lauren Gordon

Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe
5

A few weeks ago, I saw a ricotta cheese demo and decided to try it at home. You won't want store-bought ricotta again when you realize how easy it is to ...


By Lexi Van de Walle

Ricotta Cheesecake with Warmed Cherries

Ricotta Cheesecake with Warmed Cherries

Adding ricotta to a cheesecake recipe gives it a creamy texture and subtle flavor unlike one you would get with regular cream cheese. This cheesecake recipe ...


By Food Network

Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas

Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas

"Pizza" doesn't get any easier than this. Using whole-wheat pita bread as the base cuts down on prep work and also gives a nutritional boost to this dish ...


By Ellie Krieger

Fresh Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

Fresh Strawberry and Ricotta Tart
3.9

I always think of an Italian grandmother when I make this ricotta tart — you know, the one who would bring you a perfectly scooped ice cream cone when you ...


By Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson

Fava and Fresh Ricotta Crostini

Fava and Fresh Ricotta Crostini

When I tasted the Uproot sauvignon blanc, my thoughts went straight to the bright spring flavors of this crostini. The wine, bright and crisp, is matched by ...


By Lauren Gordon

Ricotta Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

This is a great recipe that my family loves and is also easy to make when company comes over. It is simple but jazzes up chicken in a fun Italian way and it ...


By TRAVELPORT

Ricotta Gnocchi with Salsa della Nonna

Ricotta Gnocchi with Salsa della Nonna
3

Using ricotta as the base for these gnocchi produces a lighter, pillow-like finished product. Start making the gnocchi at least 48 hours before you want to ...


By Michael Chiarello

Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto

Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto
3.5

A great sandwich has a fine balance between salty and sweet. In this sandwich, by pickling the figs you're adding a bit of both sensations. The whole ...


By Ali Rosen

Bruschetta with Ricotta, Grilled Eggplant, and Mint

Bruschetta with Ricotta, Grilled Eggplant, and Mint
3.4

Grilling turns the rather spongy, bland eggplant into something utterly succulent. Made with firm-fleshed, freshly picked eggplant, these bruschetta, ...


By Viviane Bauquet Farre

Parmigiano-Reggiano, Ricotta, and Mascarpone Ravioli

Parmigiano-Reggiano, Ricotta, and Mascarpone Ravioli

The first American outpost of the famed Italian pastificio, this Chelsea Market spot prides itself on decadently authentic Italian dishes. This ...


By Francesco Berardinelli

Ricotta

What is Ricotta?

Ricotta (pronounced /riˈkɔtːa/ in Italian) is an Italian whey cheese. Ricotta lit. 'recooked' uses the whey, a limpid, low-fat, nutritious liquid that is a by-product of cheese production.