Ricotta Cheese Recipes

Ricotta is one of the most versatile cheeses on the planet. Our excellent array of recipes with ricotta cheese include savory vegetarian recipes, like ravioli, and dessert recipes with ricotta cheese. Yum!

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      Berries with Ricotta Cream

      Fresh, high-quality ingredients really make a difference in this dessert. If you don't have access to fresh-picked berries, use whatever fruit is in season near you. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


      Air-Fryer Mushroom Roll-Ups

      This party appetizer was inspired by a dish I saw on an episode of Top Chef. I simplified it a...


      Zucchini Roll-Ups

      We love lasagna, but these zucchini roll-ups are a little healthier and a lot quicker! Using zucchini "pasta" also makes...


      Eggplant Roll-Ups

      2 reviews

      We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...

      Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

      2 reviews

      I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something...


      Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

      10 reviews

      After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...

      Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta

      3 reviews

      Here's an interesting spin on bruschetta. The creamy ricotta cheese spread is an ideal complement to the sweet, minty strawberry...


      Spinach, Shrimp and Ricotta Tacos

      1 review

      I was looking for a new recipe for tacos, and this version was a perfect solution. With shrimp, green chiles,...


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      Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

      1 review

      I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


      Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Puffs

      These are as pretty as they are delicious. I came up with this recipe one day when I was planning...

      Cannoli Dip

      2 reviews

      Ricotta is one of my family's favorite ingredients. I made up the cannoli filling and broke up some ice cream...


      Vegetable Lasagna

      7 reviews

      I cooked up this fresh lasagna for vegetarian customers at a local grocery store, where I work part-time. It's absolutely...


      Ricotta Scones with Rhubarb-Orange Compote

      1 review

      Eaten warm with a dollop of fruit compote, these scones are a little piece of heaven. If serving to guests,...


      Lemon Ricotta Fritters

      2 reviews

      These mouthwatering fritters are golden brown outside, soft and cakelike inside, and have a lovely citrusy and creamy flavor from...


      Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

      5 reviews

      During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every...

      Ricotta Puffs

      2 reviews

      Roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese give these pastry puffs delicious flavor, while parsley and oregano add a little spark....


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      Italian Christmas Cookies

      52 reviews

      A single batch of these ricotta cheese cookies is never enough. I usually make one to give away and two...


      Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

      1 review

      There's a good reason why this cherished recipe was handed down to me by a relative. It's a keeper! The...


      Mom’s Cheese Pie

      "My mother brought this Old World recipe with her from the Ukraine," says Anne Kulick of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. A...


      Ricotta Pepperoni Dip

      1 review

      From Orange Park, Florida, Barbara Carlucci shares this warm appetizer dip that sets its flavor from an herb soup mix....


      Five-Cheese Stuffed Shells

      1 review

      These yummy stuffed pasta shells will make any luncheon special, assures Wendy Lee Guerin of Fridley, Minnesota. "I experimented with...


      Beef Stuffed Manicotti with Basil Tomato Sauce

      3 reviews

      This is the best manicotti recipe ever, I got it many years ago when living in San Francisco. It's so...


      Spinach Cheese Manicotti

      8 reviews

      The creamy cheese filling in these yummy stuffed shells has a pretty flecks of spinach. Margaret Truxton, Pinehurst, North Carolina

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      Spinach Cheese Mushrooms

      1 review

      These stuffed tidbits pack a surprising crunch, thanks to chopped pecans in the cheesy spinach filling. "The appetizers are fun...


      Ricotta Tart

      Guests will think you fussed when they bite into a wedge of this cheesy tart. It's so simple to make...


      Five-Cheese Lasagna

      1 review

      I prepared this for a Cub Scout banquet. It was easy since there was nothing to do at the last...


      Cheesy Corn Squares

      2 reviews

      My family loves corn, and I love to come up with new ways to fix it. I created this recipe...


      Cherry Dessert Lasagna

      I think it's fun to incorporate pasta in a dessert. Not everyone in my family agrees, but try it—this is...


      Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna

      We love pepperoni pizza at our house so much that I wanted to try adding some to my favorite Italian...