Ricotta

Ricotta a soft Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese.

Recipes

  1. Herbed Ricotta Cheese Toasts

    These toasts are fast and easy because they're all assembled the same way.

  2. Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topper

    Light ricotta cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese help make this creamy delight a smart dessert for a diabetes meal plan.

  3. Ricotta Puffs

    Puff pastry makes it easy to prepare these flaky appetizers that ooze with creamy Italian ricotta cheese .

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Articles

  1. Basil Ricotta Gnocchi – The Other (Better?) Gnocchi

    Fri, 8 Jul 2016

    One of these days, I’ll do a proper potato-based gnocchi video, but it’s hard for me, since I enjoy this style so much more. Sure, once in a while, with the help of perfectly cooked potatoes, and trusty ricer, you’ll nail the classic technique, and achieve beautifully light, tender dumplings; but, that’s how these come out every time. Besides, I’m pretty sure since these don’t use potato, or as much flour, we get to call these “low-carb,” which is nice.  Anyway, the point is these are easy to pull off, and great for a dinner party, since you can shape/boil your gnocchi ahead of time, and then simply brown them up in some butter when you’re ready to serve. I tend to keep the plating fairly basic for these, but any of your favorite pasta sauces should work. They 're great as a main course, especially if you accessorize with some seasonal vegetables, but "as is," they also make for a stellar side dish, or first course. I really hope you give this basil ricotta gnocchi recipe a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 4 Portions Basil Ricotta Gnocchi: 12-ounce container whole milk ricotta cheese (1 1/2 cups), *drained well 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, blanched in boiling water 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste 1 1/2 ounces freshly grated Parmesan (about 1 not-packed cup) pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour   unsalted butter for optional browning Note: Cook a test piece of dough in salted water, and check for seasoning. Add more salt if needed *My fancy basket ricotta tends to be low-moisture, so if you’re using the much wetter supermarket brands, be sure to drain in a strainer in the fridge for a few hours to allow the excess water to drip out.

  2. Spring Vegetable Ricotta Tarts

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    certainly the case with these Spring Vegetable Ricotta Tarts . Leave it to a flaky crust and fresh ricotta cheese filling to entice you to eat your vegetables ..... creamy filling will do the trick. The ricotta custard has a salty kick of Parmesan and strong

  3. Baked Penne Casserole with Sausage and Creamy Ricotta

    Tue, 4 Nov 2014

    this version with penne, sausage, and ricotta . That last one is probably my favorite ..... for baked penne with sausage and creamy ricotta here There is nothing skimpy about the ..... Reggiano, and a whopping three cups of ricotta . The ricotta is delicately folded into the

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Videos

  1. Italian Sausage Lasagna

    Wed, 15 Feb 2012

    Then, we're going to add our ricotta cheese mixture. Now, this is a 15-ounce package of ricotta cheese with 2 cups of chopped spinach ..... down our noodles, put down our ricotta cheese . I really love this final layer

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    our first layer of lasagna noodles. Then, we're going to add our ricotta cheese mixture. Now, this is a 15-ounce package of ricotta cheese with 2 cups of chopped spinach, a quarter of a cup of parmesan cheese, and 1 beaten egg. Mix this up and
    lasagna is just as good. Lay down our noodles, put down our ricotta cheese . I really love this final layer because this is the one that's gonna have that big bubbling layer of cheese on top
  2. How to Make Classic Lasagna

    Wed, 8 Jun 2011

    need is 1 cup of diced onions. We have 15 ounces of ricotta cheese . We have 14-1/2 ounces of chopped tomatoes in ..... we're gonna do our filling. So, we'll get our ricotta cheese , put that all in there, our egg, and our grated

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    need is 1 cup of diced onions. We have 15 ounces of ricotta cheese . We have 14-1/2 ounces of chopped tomatoes in its sauce. We have 12 ounces of ground beef and 6 ounces of shredded
    So, last thing, we're gonna do our filling. So, we'll get our ricotta cheese , put that all in there, our egg, and our grated parmesan cheese goes in there too and we're gonna give that a

Food Blogs We Love

  1. Lemon Ricotta Cornmeal Muffins with Lemon-Vanilla Glaze

    Fri, 17 Jun 2016

    Sweet-tart and ready to kickstart your morning is the best way to describe these lemon ricotta cornmeal muffins with lemon-vanilla glaze! I’ve always been a fan of the leisurely morning. You know – the wake-up, catch

  2. Spinach and Ricotta Manicotti

    Sat, 4 Jun 2016

    Craving pasta? ME TOO. This spinach and ricotta manicotti is creamy, cheesy, and packed full of greens making it an excellent weeknight option. Disclosure: This post is sponsored

  3. Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta with Whipped Ricotta

    Sun, 12 Jun 2016

    Ciabatta toasts topped with roasted strawberry balsamic bruschetta and a layer of creamy whipped ricotta make for the perfect light summer appetizer. I’m slowly but surely discovering that the true irony in having a newborn is that

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How To

  1. How to Make Pancakes

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    cranberries. Cornmeal Pancakes with Applesauce Apple pie spice and cornmeal make these pancakes irresistible. Blueberry- Ricotta Pancakes Top these tender blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup to serve for a weekend breakfast or brunch. German Pancake

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