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!

Lunch & Dinner Recipes

Make ricotta the main event with these delicious recipes!

Breakfast Recipes

It's never too early to enjoy ricotta! Try one of these delicious breakfast recipes.

Dessert Recipes

Ricotta can be delicious in desserts! Try these sweet treats.

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