by Liz Thomson
April 3, 2022This post may contain affiliate links.
Ricotta cheese is a creamy, delicious cheese that can be used in everything from frittatas to cookies! If you have some ricotta in your fridge and you’re not sure how to use it, here are 25 things to do with ricotta cheese.
What is ricotta cheese?
Ricotta cheese was originally developed to use up the byproduct from making other cheeses by boiling leftover whey. It’s a creamy, slightly grainy cheese that has a mild milky flavor. It’s a versatile and affordable cheese so it can be a great way to add creaminess to various recipes. There are different types of ricotta cheese including whole milk, part-skim, and fat-free. I don’t recommend buying fat-free ricotta, but if you want a lower fat option, part-skim can work in most of these recipes.
How long does ricotta cheese last?
Once ricotta cheese has been opened, it typically needs to be used in 5-7 days. Be sure to check the expiration date and recommendation on your package, as different brands may last longer or expire faster.
Ricotta Cheese Recipes
Appetizer & Snack Recipes
These ricotta focused appetizers and snacks are a delicious way to enjoy ricotta cheese!
This sun-dried tomato bruschetta recipe is an easy appetizer for any occasion. The combination of fresh tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes takes this simple bruschetta to the next level! Creamy ricotta makes this recipe extra delicious!
This recipe is proof that ricotta isn't just for dinner! Blackberries and ricotta top this toast for an easy breakfast recipe with plenty of protein to keep you satisfied all morning — and it only takes a few minutes to make!
Here's how to make the most delicious Italian Ricotta Doughnuts. They're soft and fluffy with a delicious orange flavor and dusted in powdered sugar. Made with an easy yeast-free batter, these doughnuts take no time at all to make and taste incredible.