Ricotta

Ricotta recipes

28 Recipes

Soft and creamy ricotta can be used in a huge variety of dishes, from gnocchi and gnudi to pancakes and cheesecake. Discover Good Food's top-rated recipes.

Spinach & ricotta gnocchi

4.27985

(67 ratings)

These luxurious gnocchi are both light and spoilingly rich at the same time
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ricotta gnudi with sage butter

5

(1 rating)

These light Italian dumplings, made from fine semolina, ricotta and nutmeg, make an elegant dinner party starter
  • 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Courgettes with mint & ricotta

5

(1 rating)

This quick, simple dish makes a lovely side dish for fish or a stand-alone lunch served with toasted sourdough
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cherry bruschetta

3.75

(2 ratings)

Ripe sweet cherries, creamy ricotta and salty prosciutto combine beautifully on these little toasts - the perfect nibble for a summer party
  • 9 mins
  • Easy

Spinach & ricotta rotolo

3.75

(1 rating)

Theo Randall shares his recipe for a classic Italian dish that transforms homemade pasta into something special - our step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Lighter aubergine Parmigiana

4.375

(8 ratings)

We've baked the aubergines and used creamy ricotta in this healthy version of Parmigiana di melanzane - far lower in fat and calories than the original
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter vegetable lasagne

5

(7 ratings)

This layered pasta dish is a family favourite - give it a healthy makeover with ricotta, lentils and lots of filling vegetables
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Parsley omelette with olive ricotta

0

(0 ratings)

Wrap herby omelette around a creamy cheese filling and top with juicy oven-roasted tomatoes to make delicately flavoured nibbles to share
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pancake cannelloni

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Give pancakes a savoury twist with this Italian-style meatball, spinach and ricotta filling, topped with gooey mozzarella that's ideal for Shrove Tuesday or everyday dining...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Spinach & nutmeg cannelloni

4

(5 ratings)

Stuff rolled lasagne sheets with creamy spinach and ricotta and bake with tomato and mascarpone sauces for a filling vegetarian meal
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach & ricotta cannelloni

4.394735

(57 ratings)

Keep a few portions of this vegetarian classic in the freezer and you'll never be stuck for a satisfying supper
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

White chocolate & ricotta cheesecake

4.36111

(27 ratings)

This mouthwatering cheesecake is the perfect way to finish a large Sunday lunch, as it's incredibly light despite being made with chocolate
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Ricotta & spring onion dip

5

(1 rating)

Have some leftover cream cheese? Whip it into a light dip with lemon and serve with cucumber or toast
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, ricotta & chicken traybake

3.710525

(19 ratings)

This healthy chicken dinner comes with roasted peppers, courgettes, onions and tomatoes - four of your recommended 5-a-day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Courgette & ricotta pasta

4.05769

(13 ratings)

Soft Italian cheeses like ricotta make a great sauce base when mixed with lemon, greens, herbs and pine nuts
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Leek, ricotta & Gruyère tart

4.86111

(9 ratings)

Ricotta gives this quiche a lovely, light cheese-cakey texture - leftovers make a great packed lunch
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Courgette & ricotta tart

4.166665

(9 ratings)

Roll out a puff pastry base and have a vegetarian meal in minutes with sliced greens, basil and ricotta cheese toppings
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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