You’re going to love this collection of 30 mouthwatering appetizers with ricotta cheese! Ricotta cheese is such a versatile ingredient – it works with dishes from sweet to savory. Whether you’re looking for ricotta appetizer for brunch or a holiday dinner, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.
30 Mouthwatering Ricotta Cheese Appetizers
Ricotta cheese is the perfect ingredient for creating simple yet elegant appetizers.
This baked ricotta dip is the perfect ricotta cheese appetizer for your next casual get-together. Made with creamy ricotta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices.
Heirloom Tomato and Corn Savory Galette
This heirloom tomato and corn savory galette features a sweet cornmeal crust and then brought together with the heirloom tomatoes and fresh sweet corn by a garlic thyme ricotta filling.
Avocado and Ricotta Tartine with Preserved Lemon
Top crostini with a fresh and flavorful combination of ricotta cheese, sliced avocado, and preserved lemon!
Roasted Grapes with Thyme and Homemade Ricotta
Roasted Grapes with Thyme and Homemade Ricotta served on crusty bread is a ridiculously easy and fast appetizer or lunch. Salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy. Sublime.
Ricotta Crostini with Roasted Cherries
These ricotta crostini are the perfect summer appetizer. Creamy ricotta with a hint of lemon and vanilla is spread liberally over small pieces of toast then topped with delicious roasted cherries.
Whipped Ricotta Dip With Rosemary and Lemon
Whipped Ricotta Dip is an easy appetizer recipe for a creamy dip flavored with fresh rosemary and lemon that can be made in just minutes. Simply cream ricotta cheese in a food processor with a few basic flavorings then drizzle with olive oil for a ricotta appetizer worthy of guests and holidays!
Chanterelle Mushroom Crostini with Ricotta
These chanterelle mushroom crostini combines perfectly cooked chanterelle mushrooms, creamy ricotta, thyme and honey. A delicious sweet and savoury bite!
Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudit�
Whipped Basil Ricotta with Crudité ~ a healthy raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip.
A colorful, sweet-yet-savory way to start any meal that’s also perfect on its own as a light lunch.
Orange Honey Balsamic Glazed Figs with Ricotta
If you need a little something different for dessert, try these delicious glazed figs. The orange honey balsamic glaze perfectly complements the cool, creamy ricotta.
Ricotta Crostini with Summer Berries & Honey
Topped with fresh summer berries and drizzled with honey, this Ricotta Crostini is a sweet, refreshing appetizer!
Roasted Radish Ricotta Crostini
An appetizer to whet your spring appetite – creamy, refreshing ricotta infused with lemon and mint and topped with sweet roasted radishes.
Fresh Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta
This fresh tomato tart with herbed ricotta tastes like summer on a flaky puff pastry crust!
Bacon Ricotta Bruschetta with Fig Jam
A tasty little bruschetta with bacon, fig jam and ricotta!
Fennel au Gratin with Ricotta Forte Mousse
This traditional appetizer from the Salento region of Puglia features baked fennel topped with almonds and ricotta.
Tomato Ricotta Toast with Basil
Ricotta cheese gets a flavor boost with bright basil while tomatoes, cooked till they burst, add a juicy dimension to this Tomato Ricotta Toast with Basil.
Easy Homemade Ravioli with a blend of Gorgonzola and ricotta cheeses, then topped with a fresh tomato summer pasta sauce, this will be a dinner to love!
Prosciutto, Goat's Milk Ricotta and Rockmelon Skewers
Prosciutto, Goat's Milk Ricotta and Rockmelon Skewers
A fresh appetiser idea, perfect for a buffet or a summer party, with all the flavours of Italy.
Tomato, Ricotta and Basil Antipasto
A ricotta twist on a Caprese salad is so good! No cooking or baking required for these simple and tasty summer bites!
Spinach Souffle Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach souffle stuffed mushrooms are an easy but elegant appetizer. Creamy spinach, gorgonzola and ricotta filling inside of fresh mushroom caps, topped with Parmesan, and then baked until golden.
Grilled Peach and Lemon Ricotta Crostini
Grilled peach & lemon ricotta crostini is an elegant, but simple appetizer! The grill infuses just the right amount of smokiness to this dish. It’s an ideal dish for entertaining because it comes together so quickly & effortlessly!
Kale And Ricotta Chicken Meatballs
This kale and ricotta poultry dish is by far the tastiest recipe for baked chicken meatballs ever! The flavor combinations are delicious and creative.
Spinach and Ricotta Rolls
Made from scratch with fresh ingredients, these Spinach and Ricotta Rolls are great savoury baked goods that will make a great appetiser for your next party!
Zucchini Lemon Ricotta Crostini
These Zucchini Lemon Ricotta Crostini are a fresh summer appetizer!
Tomato Corn Basil Crostini with Herbed Ricotta Cheese
Tomato Basil Corn Crostini with Ricotta are light and fresh. A simple appetizer with tons of flavor
Asparagus, Ricotta and Mint Tartlets
Puff pastry with fresh ricotta, asparagus and mint.
Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Stromboli Ring
Bake a gorgeous stromboli ring filled with a delicious combination of cheeses, chicken, and spinach that’s sure to impress your guests!
Creamy Sicilian Pesto with Ricotta and Walnuts • Happy Kitchen
Creamy Sicilian Pesto with Ricotta and Walnuts has mild and delicate flavor and is perfect with pasta, sandwiches or vegetables. 10-minute easy recipe.
Turkey Ricotta Roll Ups
These super easy-to-make keto turkey roll-ups with a garlic flavor and creaminess from the ricotta cheese is a perfect appetizer idea for any occasion.
Ricotta and Prosciutto Cracker Appetizers
These ricotta and prosciutto cracker appetizers go wonderfully with the ricotta-garlic-herb spread, topped with prosciutto. Delicious & oh-so-flavorful!
Ricotta Cheese Appetizers – FAQs and Notes
What can I use ricotta cheese for?
Ricotta cheese can be used in everything from savory pasta to sweet desserts to easy appetizers. It’s great in breakfast recipes like ricotta cheese pancakes, or stuffed in pasta, like Venison Lasagna Stuffed Shells.
Is ricotta cheese and cottage cheese the same thing?
While both can be used interchangeably in most recipes, they are not the same thing. Ricotta cheese is a soft cheese, where cottage cheese is made of small curds.
Can I use cream cheese instead of ricotta cheese?
It depends on the recipe, but you can make this substitution if needed in some ricotta cheese recipes. However, I would advise using ricotta cheese when called for, if possible.
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Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
Yummed, pinned and tweeted! Thank you for including me! Cynthia
Love, love, love a good ricotta! Quality is key and these recipes only make me want ot run out and get a tub! Thanks so much!