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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: 4.72 stars
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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

Rating: 4.51 stars
157
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: 4.32 stars
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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

Rating: 4.53 stars
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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

Rating: 4.2 stars
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Yummy pancakes with the unexpected addition of ricotta cheese!

Blueberry Ricotta Squares

Rating: 4.26 stars
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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

Rating: 4.8 stars
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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

Rating: 4.33 stars
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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

Rating: 4.3 stars
143
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!

Ricotta Pie (Old Italian Recipe)

Rating: 4.44 stars
69
This is an old Italian recipe for a pie with a sweet crust--just like from the old country. My in-laws are Italian and they say that this is the best pie. It is always requested for Christmas. Mini chocolate bits and lemon rind can be mixed into the batter.

Almond Ricotta Cake

Perfect for Easter, this Italian almond ricotta cake is made with almond flour and ricotta and is naturally gluten free.
By Anonymous

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Rating: 4.4 stars
1820
A chicken and spinach lasagna with a creamy white cheese sauce. Great for any kind of pot luck. My kids love it.
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Pasta alla Norma

Rating: 4.14 stars
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This is an original recipe given to me from Sicilian relatives. Pasta is tossed with a simple tomato sauce, then topped with fried eggplant, ricotta salata, and hot peppers. The cut of pasta is not too important, it is good even with spaghetti.