Ricotta Cheese Recipes

Versatile ricotta cheese is delicious in pasta dishes, on pizza, and in desserts, too! Try it in these great recipes!

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Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 539
Your family — Italian or not — is sure to enjoy this creamy cheesecake!

Ricotta Cheese Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 200
These soft Italian-style cookies are a hit with everyone. The ricotta keeps them moist, and the recipe yields a large batch, which is great since the baked cookies freeze so well. Do not freeze the unbaked dough. You can decorate them with chopped candied cherries, colored sugar or candy sprinkles.
By Allrecipes Member

Phyllo Turnovers with Shrimp and Ricotta Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
I have been working with various stuffing for phyllo. This is by far the best I have come up with.

Ricotta Gnocchi

Rating: 4.5 stars 706
This recipe was passed down to me from my great aunt, it is easy, authentic and delicious! The secret to making these gnocchi is to dry the ingredients as much as you can before using. Let the ricotta drain of excess water by placing it in a strainer over a bowl and leaving it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using.

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 132
Yummy pancakes with the unexpected addition of ricotta cheese!

Blueberry Ricotta Squares

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
A blueberry coffeecake with a ricotta cheese topping. Reminiscent of cheesecake, this recipe was in my maternal grandmother's collection. Origin is unknown.

Sicilian Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 69
This is a recipe for my Sicilian grandmother's creamy homemade ricotta cheese. Great as a spread on fresh bread or add as a topping to fresh Pasta.

Fast and Easy Ricotta Cheese Pizza with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This is a delicious pizza with a buttery ricotta cheese sauce and with a topping of mushrooms, broccoli, and chicken breast.

Lasagna-Stuffed Shells

Rating: 4 stars 14
Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with a lasagna-inspired blend of ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, and ground beef in this family-friendly recipe.

Cannoli Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 258
Easy cannoli dip of ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and mini chocolate chips.

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

Rating: 4 stars 211
Fresh four cheese pasta served with marinara and pesto-Alfredo cream sauce.

Hearty Vegetable Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 1005
Mushrooms, peppers, and onions give full-bodied flavor to this lasagna.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

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Easy Baked Ziti
Rating: 4.5 stars 1180

Easy baked ziti recipe with three types of Italian cheese — delicious!