8 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use Ricotta Cheese for Breakfast
Wonderfully creamy and thick, but mild in flavor, ricotta is the ultimate cheese for using in both sweet and savory capacities. Start your morning with a scoop on toast, whipped into waffle batter, or mixed in a frittata. Find out our 8 favorite ways to eat ricotta cheese with breakfast.
Tangy ricotta pairs perfectly with zingy lemon zest in these pancakes. The cheese also adds an extra richness that makes for an indulgent (but not overly heavy) breakfast.
Ricotta takes the place of milk in this morning pick-me-up. Cold coffee and cocoa powder combine with the cheese in the blender for a silky smooth drink.
Recipe creator Kim's Cooking Now says, "This savory quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or served with a side salad for a light dinner. It's light and fluffy with a creamy texture, and bursting with delicious flavors!"
Creamy Blueberry Coconut Ricotta Bowl
Replace your daily bowl of oatmeal with this creamy treat. Rich ricotta is drizzled with sweet honey, fresh blueberries, and flaked coconut.
Ricotta adds extra moisture to these waffles, making them perfectly crispy on the outside, but melt-in-your-mouth tender on the inside.
Ricotta Toast with Bacon and Tomato
Basic toast gets an upgrade with this decadent recipe. Crispy bacon, sweet cherry tomatoes, and salty Parmesan all layer onto ricotta-coated toast in this dish that works for breakfast or lunch.
Chef John's Cheese Blintzes
Blintzes are a special breakfast because they take a little extra effort, but are worth the investment. Tender crepes are filled with a decadent blend of ricotta, cream cheese, lemon zest, and sugar.
Margherita Mug Eggs
For when you need breakfast in a hurry, these eggs can easily be cooked in the microwave. Ricotta adds an irresistible fluffiness, while diced tomatoes and oregano pack in the flavor.