The 30 BEST Ricotta Cheese Recipes

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Not sure what to cook with ricotta? This collection of easy Ricotta Cheese Recipes has a huge variety of dishes.

It’s such a versatile ingredient you’ll be amazed at the things it can do.

In addition to the typical recipes you’d expect, such as lasagna and calzones, you’ll also find sweet treats, appetizers, pastries, and more.

Go through this entire list and never wonder “what to cook with ricotta cheese?” again! Enjoying…

We start our delicious list with this Homemade Ricotta Cheese. It’s soft, white and mild, and so easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients.

Try this easy ricotta cheese recipe at home and you’ll never buy something from the store again.

Get the recipe @ spendwithpennies

Make a classic Italian dessert at home with this easy recipe, Cannolis!

It’s an incredibly delicious cannoli made with only 5 ingredients and ready in just 15 minutes. Serve this tasty dessert at your next get-together and impress everyone.

Get the recipe @ bakerbynature

Make the most perfect lasagna using this recipe! You will be a master at making a meat sauce, layering it and making it perfect every time.

This recipe is great for preparing and freezing meals, so try everyone’s favorite Italian comfort food now.

Get the recipe @ cravinghomecooked

This green rice casserole can be a great addition to your holiday spread, or an easy quick meal on meatless evenings.

Creamy, cheesy goodness with spinach and bell peppers, this could become your new favorite ricotta cheese dish.

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This honey riccota dip with pistachio and apricot is sure to be the star attraction at your next gathering.

This unique appetizer is best served with a variety of crackers, or as a spread over baguette slices. This sweet, creamy Ricotta dip is sure to please.

Get the recipe @ wellplated

With the holidays approaching, this Italian Ricotta Cookie will be your go-to recipe. These super tasty cookies are just incredibly soft and juicy, just like they are fresh from the pastry shop.

These incredibly simple cookies are very tasty and hard to resist. So just enjoy…

Get the recipe @ cookingclassy

Make your winter even more comfortable and delicious with this Ricotta Meatball Soup.

This super satisfying recipe is made with hearty homemade sausage and ricotta meatballs in an ultra-rich and flavorful broth. So yum!

Get the recipe @ soupaddict

Are you craving Italian flavors and want something low-carb? Then this Fried Eggplant Rollatini is for you.

This fantastic recipe is packed with sliced ​​eggplant, red sauce, ricotta and herb filling, then bakes it all to perfection. It is a real crowd pleaser.

Get the recipe @ asimplepalate

Start your day right with these delicious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

They are amazingly flavoursome, soft and fluffy, with fresh lemony flavours. Perfect weekend breakfast candidate!

Get the recipe @ gimedelicious

This Manicotti is the ultimate crowd-pleasing recipe. This simple dish is made with pasta tubes filled with flavorful Italian sausage and three different cheeses, then topped with marinara sauce, then baked to golden perfection.

Your savory, cheesy and delicious Manicotti is ready to amaze everyone…

Get the recipe @ dinneratthezoo

This one is a real treat! This beautiful raspberry almond ricotta cake is the most amazingly moist and tender cake you will ever try.

You can serve this delicious cake for breakfast, brunch, and dessert, and get ready to get rave reviews every time.

Get the recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

Impress your friends and family with this Creamy Italian Ricotta Cheesecake, with fresh berry sauce and fresh berries.

The perfect balance of taste and texture of this cheesecake is incredible. This recipe is also make-ahead friendly.

Get the recipe @ bakerbynature

This Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta will be a new tradition at home! It’s made with super fresh, rich and creamy ricotta cheese, along with spicy tomato and fresh herbs

. It is a great appetizer to serve to your family or friends.

Get the recipe @ lemontreedwelling

Italian sausage, kale, and ricotta are the best combination, and they pair beautifully in this Quiche recipe.

This crustless quiche is perfect for brunch or a social gathering with friends. You will definitely become addicted to this easy and tasty quiche.

Get the recipe @receptrunner

Give your regular salad a whole new dimension with this Summer Salad with Herbs Ricotta recipe.

It’s packed with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette and dollop of spiced ricotta that takes this salad to another level of deliciousness.

Get the recipe @ jocooks

Enjoy this Cheesy Keto Meatball Casserole recipe with your loved ones. This super tasty dish is a creamy and flavorful meal that is very satisfying and filling.

It’s a great rest for the next day that your family is sure to enjoy.

Get the recipe @ eatyourselfskinny

If you want something easy and delicious, this Zucchini and Herbed Riccotto Flatbread is for you!

This quick, thin, and inexpensive flatbread is packed with fresh toppings and you can easily customize these toppings to your liking.

Get the recipe @sallysbakingaddiction

You will become a huge fan of these Calzones after trying this super simple and easy recipe!

The light, puffy golden dough is filled with amazingly flavorful ricotta and mozzarella cheese with the perfect combination of mushrooms and spinach, making absolutely delicious calzones.

Get the recipe @ thecozyapron

Give your favorite zucchini a cheesy makeover with this Spinach and Ricotta Zucchini Cannelloni recipe!

These super-tasty zucchini tubs are packed with creamy and rich spinach ricotta filling baked to cheesy perfection. Awesome!

Get the recipe @ cafedelites

If you prefer white pizza, why not make white pizza with roasted garlic, chicken and spinach? It’s super cheesy and it uses the perfect amount of garlic.

If you love garlic, you will definitely love this pizza recipe. What are you waiting for? Go make it!

Get the recipe @ damndelicious

These Maple Ricotta Stuffed Pancakes are super easy to make with a smooth, fluffy texture. They are filled with flavorful ricotta cheese and raisins, and they are absolutely delicious and addictive.

Try this recipe and make your brunch special.

Get the recipe @ jocooks

This one is a must during peach season. This Honey Ricotta Peach Crostini with Crispy Pancetta is out of this world delicious and will make an irresistible appetizer for your next party or gathering.

The flavor combination and textures just go together wonderfully. So just WOW everyone this summer.

Get the recipe @ thesuburbansoapbox

If you want to make delicious cupcakes, try these Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes!

This moist and elegant one bowl cupcake recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, and it’s also an easy recipe that’s ready in no time.

Get the recipe @ bakerbynature

This Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake recipe is simply fantastic, with flavorful and hearty ingredients.

This versatile dish is great any time of the day, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between! You will all love this bake.

Get the recipe @ jocooks

Here’s everyone’s favorite dish, spaghetti and meatballs! This sun-dried tomato and ricotta turkey meatball recipe is a lighter and healthier version that you will absolutely love.

The homemade meatballs and super tasty basil white wine tomato sauce take this dish to the next level. Make your weekday dinner delicious…

Get the recipe @ halfbakedharvest

Biting into this Garlicky Ricotta Tomato Toast would be a real treat! It’s made with thick sourdough bread topped with garlic rub, creamy cheese, tangy tomato, and balsamic basil.

You can serve this great appetizer for your next party and watch them disappear from the table in no time.

Get the recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

Spinach Ricotta Chicken is an absolutely restaurant-worthy meal. Make your weekend more special and tasteful in just 30 minutes.

This chicken is packed with rich creamy ingredients that make this dish a super tasty and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

Get the recipe @ lemonsandzest

This beautiful Tomato Ricotta Phyllo Tart is going to be a new family’s favorite!

This fantastic recipe is super delicious, made with crispy flaky crust packed with creamy herb ricotta and fresh sliced ​​heirloom tomato.

Get the recipe @girlversusdough

This Cheesy Bakes Rigatoni pasta is so easy and delicious at the same time.

It’s made with tasty bolognese sauce, three different cheeses, and lots of fresh basil and parsley, then baked to perfection. That’s it, your cheesy, delicious and filling pasta is ready to serve.

Get the recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

We wrap up this list with a delicious Raspberry Shortcake Ricotta Ice cream! This ice cream is super delicious with tons of flavors and textures that you will simply love.

This recipe is so easy to make it’s almost unbelievable. Give your family this ultimate summer treat.

Get the recipe @ halfbakedharvest

So many different ways to cook with ricotta! Which one will you try first?

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  • 2.5 cups cooked basmati or long grain rice

  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • 4 spring onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 cup of sour cream

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 2 quart casserole or cast iron pan and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, about three quarters of the cheddar, ricotta, sour cream and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until well blended.
    3. Add spinach, bell pepper and spring onions and mix until well blended.
    4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared casserole. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese evenly over top and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
    5. Rest for 5 minutes and serve.

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