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Cheese Crisps with Ricotta Dip

This Italian-style appetizer is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. My kids gobble up the crisps even without the fruity dipping sauce!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen (1-1/2 cups dip)


  • 3 slices pancetta or bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil


  • In a small skillet, cook pancetta in oil over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • Drop Parmesan cheese by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets about 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with pancetta. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove from pans.
  • Combine ricotta cheese and preserves; sprinkle with basil. Serve with crisps.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 68 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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