Ricotta is a delicious, light soft cheese and these top 5 savoury ricotta recipes are perfect if you have some leftover ricotta or you love cooking with ricotta! There's the simplest ever baked pesto ricotta; ricotta and oatmeal hot cakes served with banana and a soft and light ricotta herb bread. For mains there's ricotta gnocchi with browned butter and chives or vegetarian ricotta "meatballs"!
I'm starting with the simplest recipe! All you need to make baked ricotta is: garlic, ricotta, egg, parmesan and pesto. I also added lemon zest and chilli for added flavour. It's so simple it feels like cheating in a way. You can serve it in a ramekin or you can line a baking dish and turn it out onto a plate!
These banana and oatmeal hot cakes are made with ricotta giving them a light and fluffy texture. Serve them with banana slices and maple syrup!
This ricotta and herb bread is a soft loaf interspersed with herbs. It's particularly useful if you have some leftover ricotta and want to add an interesting texture to your bread. The bread is spongy and soft and has an almost focaccia-like in texture although with less large holes and less oil.
4 - Ricotta Gnocchi
Have you ever tried gnocchi made with ricotta? It's glorious! Ricotta gives the gnocchi a lovely soft texture. Pair it with browned butter and chives for a wonderful dinner that is perfect for entertaining.
I saved my favourite until last. These ricotta meatballs are a delicious version of meatballs and these are baked in a tomato sauce so it's SO simple! You won't even miss the meat with these :)
So tell me Dear Reader, what do you usually make with leftover ricotta?