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What to do with ricotta? There are are so many tasty ricotta cheese recipes to try: pizza, lasagna, simple toasts, and more!

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What to do with ricotta? Let us count the ways! Ricotta cheese is a creamy Italian cheese with a mild flavor. It’s most famously used in lasagna recipes: perhaps you’ve grabbed a container to make this classic Italian pasta dish. But it’s got all sorts of other uses: smear it on toast, swirl it into pasta, dollop it into scrambled eggs or even spread it onto a pizza. You can even use it in sweets, too: like the topping for a fruit cobbler, or a cake or cookies. There are so many recipes using ricotta cheese…let’s get started!

And now…the best delicious ricotta cheese recipes!

Is ricotta healthy?

Can ricotta cheese be considered a healthy cheese? Per Healthline, yes! Ricotta is a creamy, white cheese that’s loaded with protein: one ½ cup serving of ricotta has 12 grams protein! In addition, the high-quality whey in ricotta could promote muscle growth and help lower blood pressure.

More sweet ricotta recipes

Want some more sweet ricotta inspiration? Here are a few recipes with ricotta cheese to try:

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Whipped ricotta

12 Tasty Ricotta Cheese Recipes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
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This whipped ricotta recipe makes an impressive easy appetizer in 5 minutes! Top it with honey for a rich, savory sweet bite.


  • 16 ounces whole milk ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon white or black pepper
  • Honey, to serve
  • Fresh thyme or other herbs, to garnish (optional)
  • Pita bread, flatbread or grilled bread, to serve


  1. Whisk the ricotta, milk, olive oil, salt and pepper by hand for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Alternatively, whisk on medium speed using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  2. Optional: Allow to stand 15 minutes before serving so it comes to room temperature. (You can also do this with the container of ricotta before whisking it.) You can serve immediately if you like, it will just be slightly cold.
  3. To serve, top with honey and if using, fresh thyme. Serve with warm pita bread, grilled bread, or crackers.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Whipped
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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