Ricotta is a very versatile cheese, which lends itself to an infinite number of delicious dishes. Here are 10 sweet and savory ricotta-based recipes to bring to the table. Ricotta is one of the most popular ingredients for preparing both sweet and savory pies and lends itself to many recipes. Fresh cheese without animal rennet and therefore also suitable for vegetarians, this whey-based dairy product is rich in noble proteins and essential for many regional recipes.
Particularly appreciated in desserts, also for its peculiarity of replacing butter, ricotta gives character and softness even to savory pies, especially stuffed ones, and goes well with different flavors and vegetables, so much so that it can be used in many preparations of rustic pies or quiche. Which ricotta to choose for your recipes? Goat or cow, the type of ricotta used, depends a lot on the preparation and tastes of the diners, being that goat is much tastier and less neutral in flavor. Regardless of which one you decide to use, the important thing is that the choice falls on possibly organic or zero-kilometer products.
Salt Cake With Ricotta Cheese And Spinach
A classic of the Italian culinary tradition is the savory pie with ricotta and spinach; as a base, you can use a savory shortcrust pastry, a shortcrust pastry, or even a puff pastry. The spinach must be boiled in very little lightly salted boiling water and when cooked, drain them well; then mix them with the ricotta and flavor them with nutmeg; line a baking dish with the chosen base, stuff it with the sauce, and cook in the oven until golden brown.
Savory Pie With Ricotta And Spring Onions
Using a shortcrust pastry, it is possible to create a cake, stuff it with ricotta, peas, fresh broad beans, and a few pieces of Asiago and then add the beaten eggs; bake in the oven until golden brown.
Savory Pie With Cherry Tomatoes And Artichokes In Oil
Line a baking dish with the puff pastry in a bowl, mix the ricotta and a few pieces of Asiago with the tomatoes and artichokes in oil previously drained; stuff the pie with these ingredients and cook in a preheated oven until golden brown.
Savory Pie With Spring Onions And Peas
A shortcrust pastry with oil will be the perfect base for this cake. Sauté the spring onions and fresh shelled peas in a saucepan, add some peeled tomatoes and cook; then mix with the ricotta, stuff the shortcrust pastry, and bake in the oven for about forty minutes.
Savory Pie With Ricotta And Radicchio
Prepare a savory shortcrust pastry and cover a pan with this; for the filling, wash and cut the radicchio into julienne strips and grate the Asiago, mix everything in a bowl, and stuff to follow the pastry. Bake in a hot oven until golden brown.
Ricotta And Chocolate Cake, The Variant With Shortcrust Pastry
A loaf of shortcrust pastry flattened with a rolling pin is the ideal base for this dessert. Mix the ricotta in a bowl with a bit of sugar and some chocolate chips, stuff the pastry, and bake in a hot oven for about half an hour. To make it richer, you can add a layer of chocolate or hazelnut cream before pouring the mixture with the ricotta.
Ricotta Cheese Pie
Beat the eggs in a bowl together with the sugar, add the ricotta and then the flour, a little baking powder, and a pinch of cinnamon and pour into a mold—Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° for about half an hour. When cooked, let it rest before unmolding.
Variegated Ricotta And Coffee Cake
Prepare a simple base for cakes with eggs, sugar, flour, and yeast; mix the ricotta with two cups of coffee in a bowl. Pour the cake mixture into a mold, add the ricotta and the coffee by spoonfuls in various parts, mix with a toothpick with circular movements, and then cook in a hot oven.
Ricotta And Chocolate Cake
Beat the eggs with the sugar, add the ricotta and then the flour, cocoa, and yeast; pour everything into a greased mold, sprinkle with flour chocolate chips and bake at 180 ° in a hot oven for about thirty / forty minutes.
Ricotta And Strawberry Cake
Wash the strawberries, remove the stalk, cut them finely, and mix them with ricotta. Prepare a classic basic dough for cakes and pour it into a mold; transfer the ricotta and strawberry cream into a pastry bag and add it to the surface of the cake—Bake in a hot oven for about half an hour.