Ricotta cheese recipes

Ricotta is a mellow-flavoured Italian soft cheese used to add creamy richness to both sweet and savoury dishes alike. Choose from our ricotta recipes for sweet tortes, pasta dishes, pancakes and classic spinach and ricotta ravioli.

Or learn how to make your own fresh ricotta from scratch.

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Roast pepper, anchovy and ricotta pizza

Pizza recipes

Roast pepper, anchovy and ricotta pizza

Ready-made frozen pizza dough is a life-saver when you’re short on time midweek. Roll them...

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Vegetable soup with ricotta dumplings

Healthy soup recipes

Vegetable soup with ricotta dumplings

Get your five-a-day in one bowlful with our healthy vegetable soup recipe topped with cheesy...

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Ricotta pancakes with spiced pear and bacon butter

Sweet pancake recipes

Ricotta pancakes with spiced pear and bacon butter

Sweet, salty and spiced, these fluffy ricotta pancakes are a fantastic way to start the...

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Fig, orange and ricotta cheesecake puddings

Fig recipes

Fig, orange and ricotta cheesecake puddings

A creamy and sweet ricotta cheese is topped with a crunchy biscuit and nut sprinkle...

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Tomato, thyme and ricotta tart

Savoury tarts

Tomato, thyme and ricotta tart

The secret with this beauty is to bake the case the night before so it’s...

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Ricotta filo tart with figs, rum and toasted coconut

Italian dessert recipes

Ricotta filo tart with figs, rum and toasted...

Fresh figs always make an impressive dish. Place on top of a creamy rum and...

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Ricotta and spinach tortelli

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Ricotta and spinach tortelli

Known as Tortelli maremmani in Italy, this larger version of ravioli has a wide border...

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Thyme-scented strawberry and ricotta pancakes

Strawberry recipes

Thyme-scented strawberry and ricotta pancakes

Try these light little pancakes warm with a dollop of cream or honey as a...

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Italian ricotta tart

Italian dessert recipes

Italian ricotta tart

Think creamy, zesty rice pudding, made with a good splash of rum, encased in golden...

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Savoury ricotta and greens fritters

February seasonal recipes

Savoury ricotta and greens fritters

You can make Debbie Major’s fritters with other greens, such as swiss chard, spinach, curly...

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Baked ricotta with chilli and thyme

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Baked ricotta with chilli and thyme

Creamy baked ricotta with a spicy kick is just what your fresh loaf of bread...

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Homemade ricotta

Ricotta cheese recipes

Homemade ricotta

Homemade ricotta has a fresh, clean, milky flavour and a light texture. It’s extremely versatile...

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Italian sultana and ricotta torte

Ricotta cheese recipes

Italian sultana and ricotta torte

Debbie Major’s lemony torte, studded with plump, juicy sultanas, is best served warm or at...

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Chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Leftover chicken recipes

Chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Use up leftover roast chicken in this comforting cannelloni recipe with spinach and ricotta. The...

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Lemon, ricotta, fennel and chilli oil linguine

Healthy pasta recipes

Lemon, ricotta, fennel and chilli oil linguine

Pasta doesn’t get much faster than this – ready to eat in 30 minutes this...

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Easy baked spinach and ricotta pasta shells

Pasta bake recipes

Easy baked spinach and ricotta pasta shells

A classic Italian pasta recipe – conchiglioni (pasta shells) are stuffed with a cheesy ricotta...

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Cheat’s ricotta gnudi with asparagus and crumbs

Asparagus recipes

Cheat’s ricotta gnudi with asparagus and crumbs

Wow your guests with this easy gnocchi-like dumpling recipe. Made with light ricotta instead of...

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Fresh ricotta and spinach crespellini

Comfort food

Fresh ricotta and spinach crespellini

Homemade ricotta, made from Jersey milk, makes this stuffed savoury pancake recipe, or crespellini,  a...

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Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem and heirloom tomatoes

Lemon ricotta bruschetta with Tenderstem and heirloom tomatoes

Griddled sourdough bread topped with ricotta, tomatoes, capers, fresh mint and Tenderstem broccoli makes a...

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Spring onion, herby ricotta and ‘nduja toasts

Italian starter recipes

Spring onion, herby ricotta and ‘nduja toasts

Charred spring onions, creamy ricotta mixed with lemon, herbs and olives and spicy ‘nduja –...

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Ricotta and cavolo nero gnocchi with sage butter

Gnocchi recipes

Ricotta and cavolo nero gnocchi with sage butter

Michele Cranston‘s light and fluffy homemade gnocchi is made with cavolo nero, garlic and ricotta....

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Parmesan and ricotta cheesecake

Alpine recipes

Parmesan and ricotta cheesecake

Lizzie Kamenetzky shares an Alpine inspired recipe from her latest book, Winter Cabin Cooking. If...

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Ricotta torte with almonds

Ricotta cheese recipes

Ricotta torte with almonds

The Italians have a love affair with puddings made with candied peel, nuts and creamy...

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Ricotta and buttermilk pancakes with blueberry and orange butter

July seasonal recipes

Ricotta and buttermilk pancakes with blueberry and orange...

Breakfast, brunch or pudding – this blueberry ricotta pancake recipe never goes amiss. Whip a...

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