15 Delicious Recipes You Can Make with Ricotta
If your only experience with ricotta is a few attempts to make lasagna, it’s time to reintroduce yourself to the creamy Italian cheese. From an airy crostini topping to the secret ingredient in extra-fluffy pancakes, ricotta is as versatile in the kitchen as it is tasty. (And we admit—we’ve eaten it directly out of the container on more than one occasion.) For a little inspo of your own, here are 15 ways to include it in breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
Raspberry Ricotta Croissant French Toast
Your decadent brunch is now ready in 30 minutes. (Extra maple syrup, please.)
Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats
A grain-free, one-pan dish that makes a quick and tasty weeknight dinner for the entire family.
Broiled Citrus Ricotta Toast
This heavenly toasted brioche is slathered with cinnamon-sugar butter and ricotta, then topped with honey-broiled citrus and sea salt. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?
Mini Spinach-Ricotta Calzones
Take your next party to a new level with these cheesy bites that are deceptively easy to make.
Kale and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
Forget lasagna; it’s time to start stuffing giant pasta shells with greens and cheese.
Zucchini Ricotta Galette
Savory pie for dinner? Sign us up. (And best of all, it’s ridiculously easy to make.)
Gougeres Tea Sandwiches With Spiced Carrots, Tapenade and Ricotta
Don’t be alarmed by the total cooking time—that’s just how long it takes to marinate the carrots. (Meanwhile, sip some wine.)
Bacon, Fig and Ricotta Tartines
Fact: Everything is better with bacon. Especially when it’s this fancy looking.
Lemon Ricotta Zucchini Pasta with Kalamata Olives
Fewer than ten ingredients and done in less than 20 minutes—Coterie member Ali Maffucci knows us too well.
Mediterranean Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad
You can easily make it nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, too.
Baked Spaghetti with Ricotta
The ultimate family-style meal that includes pasta, tomato sauce, cheese and a way to tuck in some hidden veggies.
Ricotta-Honey Ice Cream
Forget Häagen-Dazs. You can craft your own ice cream without any fancy equipment. (And it will taste even better.)