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Basic Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"I love ricotta cheese, and as an Italian, I use it pretty much for everything. Try this quick and easy recipe to make delicious homemade ricotta cheese with only 4 simple ingredients, and in less than 20 minutes!"
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17 m servings 359
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Place milk, cream, and vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil; simmer until curds form, about 2 minutes. Stir in salt and pour mixture through a cheesecloth over a bowl. Let it sit between 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how thick you want your ricotta to be.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 359 calories; 24.9 20.1 14.4 83 473 Full nutrition

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Who knew making your own ricotta was so easy? Truth be told, I had never even thought about making my own until I saw this recipe. We don't use it very often and maybe that is due to how expensi...

I've made this (the Indians call it paneer) and it really is that easy. Just a note, your milks should NOT be ultra-pasteurized, as are most organic milk. The best results come from raw milk, b...

This worked out fantastically spot on, the only thing I changed was I added a Cup of cream as I like a richer Ricotta like the one you get in Italy. Thank you for the recipe. It will be my go ...