Rethink Ricotta: Recipes That Go Beyond the Lasagna Pan
When’s the last time you used ricotta in a recipe that didn’t involve noodles and tomato sauce? For most people, the only time they hunt down ricotta in the grocery store (why is it always so hard to find?) is when they plan to make lasagna—if they aren’t using cottage cheese, that is.
But the lightness and freshness of these ricotta recipes will have you looking at ricotta in a whole new light. And if you don’t want to run to the store to make them, we also offer our homemade ricotta recipe that is so easy to make.
Lemon Ricotta Cake
This is the recipe that got us thinking more about ricotta! Adapted from a simple Italian lemon cake, this moist, easy-to-make cake will make you the hit of any party or gathering. Top this brightly flavored cake with the freshest berries of the season for a stunning summer dessert.
Ricotta Waffles with Strawberry Chia Jam and Maple Ice Cream
Breakfast? Dessert? Who cares! Just make and eat this as soon as possible. The fluffy waffles made with ricotta, sweet-tart strawberry sauce and maple ice cream is a delicious combination.
Ricotta Puffs with Fresh Cherries
How pretty are these little puffs with sweet cream and cherries? Perfect for lazy summer mornings.
Ricotta with Four Berry Compote, Pistachios and Granola
Ricotta with Peaches, Pecans and Maple Syrup
These parfait-type dishes use ricotta instead of yogurt for a combination of sweet, salty and tangy.
Roasted Grape and Walnut Crostini
This sophisticated appetizer is the perfect choice for a summer gathering and can be made in under 15 minutes.
Soft Scrambled Egg and Ricotta Toast
If you’ve never tried ricotta cheese in scrambled eggs, you’re missing out! They add an extra creaminess and richness that is nicely balanced by the whole grain crunchy toast in this recipe.