16 Recipes That Are Instantly More Delicious When Ricotta Cheese Is Added

When I was a kid, I was not a fan of ricotta cheese. My aunt was known for her awesome lasagna, which was loaded with it, and she would always make a special pan for me without the ricotta. (Spoiled much?)

I'm not sure what my problem was exactly. I think I must not have liked the texture because there is definitely nothing wrong with the creamy, mild flavor or ricotta cheese. Whatever it was, I'm glad I outgrew it. Now I'm older and wiser and know that ricotta cheese can make recipes sing!

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What to Do With Ricotta Cheese

There are so many things you can make (and bake) with ricotta:

  • pancakes

  • cheesecake

  • pasta

  • crostini

  • crepe filling

  • cannolis

  • lasagna

  • tarts

  • quiche

  • pizza

  • stuffed pasta

  • gelato

  • vegan ricotta recipes

Best Ricotta Cheese Recipes

Whether ricotta cheese is front and center like in lasagna, or on the down low in cookies or pancakes, it adds the perfect rich, creamy texture to any recipe.

And if you have a lactose intolerance, are vegan or simply trying to live a plant-based life, don't worry! We even included a few vegan ricotta recipes for you to enjoy the creamy goodness without the side effects.

You'll be singing ricotta's praises after you try any of these 16 best ricotta dishes like Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Baked Spinach Dip with Ricotta, Sausage Lasagna Pizza and lots more.

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Ricotta Cheese Recipes

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Chad Elick

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Rita Maas



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Casa Limone

<p>Amy's Kitchen</p>

Amy's Kitchen

<p>Theresa Greco</p>

Theresa Greco

<p>The Chunky Chef</p>

The Chunky Chef

<p>The Weary Chef</p>

The Weary Chef

<p>Recipe Runner</p>

Recipe Runner

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Weary Chef

<p>The Weary Chef</p>

The Weary Chef

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Live, Love and Good Food

<p>Will Cook for Smiles</p>

Will Cook for Smiles

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My Kitchen Craze for The Weary Chef

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The Weary Chef

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The Weary Chef