Ricotta Cheese Recipes

Versatile ricotta cheese is delicious in pasta dishes, on pizza, and in desserts, too! Try it in these great recipes!

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Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 518
This is my grandmother's cheesecake recipe passed down to my entire family. It's the best. I can't believe I'm sharing it, but everyone needs to know how to make an authentic Italian cheesecake. It is creamy and not thick, which is why our family LOVES it! For best results, do NOT substitute any ingredients with low-fat unless you've made it before and want to experiment.

Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 183
These soft Italian-style cookies are a hit with everyone. The ricotta keeps them moist, and the recipe yields a large batch, which is great since the baked cookies freeze so well. Do not freeze the unbaked dough. You can decorate them with chopped candied cherries, colored sugar or candy sprinkles.

Phyllo Turnovers with Shrimp and Ricotta Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
I have been working with various stuffing for phyllo. This is by far the best I have come up with.

Ricotta Gnocchi

Rating: 4.5 stars 701
This recipe was passed down to me from my great aunt, it is easy, authentic and delicious! The secret to making these gnocchi is to dry the ingredients as much as you can before using. Let the ricotta drain of excess water by placing it in a strainer over a bowl and leaving it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using.

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 132
Yummy pancakes with the unexpected addition of ricotta cheese!

Blueberry Ricotta Squares

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
A blueberry coffeecake with a ricotta cheese topping. Reminiscent of cheesecake, this recipe was in my maternal grandmother's collection. Origin is unknown.

Sicilian Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 64
This is a recipe for my Sicilian grandmother's creamy homemade ricotta cheese. Great as a spread on fresh bread or add as a topping to fresh Pasta.

Fast and Easy Ricotta Cheese Pizza with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This is a delicious pizza with a buttery ricotta cheese sauce and with a topping of mushrooms, broccoli, and chicken breast.

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 168
If these pancakes were any lighter, they would float off the plate--and I didn't even separate the eggs and whip the whites. Also, I used water instead of milk--and I liked them better that way. I like to serve these with a pat of butter, a pinch of lemon zest, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

Rating: 4.5 stars 199
Fresh four cheese pasta served with marinara and pesto-Alfredo cream sauce.

Baked Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Ricotta

Rating: 4 stars 1
These quick baked zucchini noodles are served with a turkey- tomato-based sauce and topped with creamy ricotta cheese.

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 2481
Thick with an abundance of mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses, this chicken and spinach lasagna could make you forget all about the tomato kind!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Ricotta Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Rating: 5 stars 1

This pineapple upside-down cake is made with ricotta cheese.