A collection of ricotta cheese recipes to inspire you to make healthy meals that taste great and Italian ricotta desserts that your whole family will enjoy.
Whether using ricotta in sweet or savory dishes, you can immediately appreciate how this wonderful ingredient contributes to almost any dish’s overall texture and flavor.
Nothing can compare to its versatility.
As you probably know, it is a mild-tasting and fresh cheese. It is creamy white and has a very soft texture.
Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch. Nothing could be easier than using it as a topping for toast and then drizzling a little honey over the top.
It also makes one of the best snacks! These Ricotta Stuffed Dates are one of the easiest and healthiest to prepare.
I’ve put together a collection of some of the best ricotta recipes.
I hope you get a chance to try them.
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Have you ever thought about making this fresh cheese at home?
With only 3 ingredients, you can make this recipe for Homemade Ricotta Cheese. You won’t believe how much better it tastes when compared to store-bought. Take a look at this web story on homemade ricotta cheese, you won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Ricotta Pie is a traditional Italian dessert often served at Easter. Smooth and delicate tasting cheese filling baked in an Italian sweet shortcrust pastry (also known as pasta frolla). Such a great Italian pie recipe to end any meal!
Rice Ricotta Easter Pie
This family recipe for Rice Ricotta Easter Pie is another variation of an Italian Easter pie. Arborio rice is simmered in milk before being combined with the cheese. This mixture is then combined with eggs and citrus flavors and baked to perfection. Over the years, I have tweaked my mom’s recipe to make the best pie ever! You are going to love it!
Cannoli Dip Recipe with Ricotta
Asparagus Ricotta Tart
This Asparagus Ricotta Tart is the perfect gluten-free party appetizer. It’s also a great brunch recipe! A cornmeal pie crust holds a creamy cheese filling and topped with asparagus and mozzarella. Simply delicious!
If you love to entertain, Ricotta Crostini is for you. Top this appetizer with any seasonal produce available to you. You really can’t go wrong.
As can be seen, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, and microgreens offer a great color and taste contrast to the whipped cheese. This is truly one of the best appetizer recipes!
Cavatelli with Tomato Ricotta Sauce
Over the years, I have shared a few pasta recipes on the She Loves Biscotti blog. As such, you probably know that Cavatelli is one of my favorite fresh kinds of pasta to make.
Without a doubt, the recipe I enjoy the most is cavatelli with Tomato Ricotta Sauce. As you can see, I always top mine with a generous sprinkling of Romano cheese.
Who can resist a bowl of homemade Ricotta Cavatelli? You won’t believe how easy they are to make. Then simply combine with your favorite sauce for a great pasta supper.
Whipped Ricotta Parfait
When fresh, local strawberries are in season, consult my DIY tutorial on How to Freeze Strawberries. This allows you to make this refreshing dessert any time of the year.
Italian Ricotta Cake
Have you ever baked with this wonderful cheese? You won’t believe the wonderful light texture it creates! Whether making Ricotta Cheese Cookies, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes or this simple Italian Ricotta Cake, you and your family are going to love it!
And so, my dear friends, whether incorporating it in sweet or savory dishes, you can immediately appreciate the versatility of this wonderful ingredient.
Do you have a favorite recipe?
I would love to hear about it!
THANKS SO MUCH for following and being part of the She Loves Biscotti community where you will find Simple & Tasty Family-Friendly Recipes with an Italian Twist.
Ciao for now,
This post was originally published on March 5, 2019, and republished on April 8, 2020 with updated content and photos. Thanks for sharing!