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

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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

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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

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I have been working with various stuffing for phyllo. This is by far the best I have come up with.

Ricotta Gnocchi

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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

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Yummy pancakes with the unexpected addition of ricotta cheese!

Blueberry Ricotta Squares

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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

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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

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This is a delicious pizza with a buttery ricotta cheese sauce and with a topping of mushrooms, broccoli, and chicken breast.

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

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Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

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A chicken and spinach lasagna with a creamy white cheese sauce. Great for any kind of pot luck. My kids love it.

Baked Ziti with Sausage

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This is quite possibly the one thing that I am constantly asked to make. This is a ziti with a lot of flavor.
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Oven Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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This recipe always impresses dinner guests! Chicken breasts are stuffed with a ricotta cheese and walnut mixture.

Inspiration and Ideas


Lemon Ricotta Cake

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The addition of ricotta cheese to this lemon cake results in an airy, light, fluffy, and moist cake. The glaze will take it to another level. But if you prefer no glaze just sprinkle with powdered sugar.