Whipped Ricotta Spread

Whipped Ricotta is one of our base recipes and from there we use it in so many different ways.  But the basic way is a simple dish that we use for a nice spread over crostini to make a quick appetizer or a dip for veggies. 

It’s so easy and fun to add different toppings, that we use this recipe all year long. 

From using it to top pasta or fresh baked pizza, whipped ricotta can also be a quick twist that adds that final touch to your main meal. 

You can make this dish days ahead of time for a quick pull out dish for summer parties, or save it for breakfast over toast. 

 

Whipped Ricotta Crostini

I love to have friends and family over for dinner, and when they come, everyone knows to expect a full night of food. My friends laugh that nobody should ever leave my house hungry. 

One of my favorite things is to have something light for my guests to munch on while they wait for the main meal.  

The easy spread allows my guests to make it their way while they wait. 

I love to toast some fresh crostini and slice it into small pieces and lay it out with some fresh vegetables. 

Served with charred carrots

This is so good with Charred Carrots! Our recipe coming soon!

Late Summer Dinner Parties

I love to entertain in the summer. We can spread out, turn up the music, and get some fresh air.  Because we are learning how to entertain differently now, we also make sure that we take every precaution for our guests. 

We love entertaining outside and we set up lots of seating options for getting some space between us.  I like to create several areas for people to gather for conversation, but also keep a safe space between them.  

Summer foods are cooler, and lighter than meals planned for colder nights.  So we make smaller plates for each guest group so we aren’t making too much and we don’t cross groups.  Light tapas style dishes like whipped ricotta crostini are good because you can always serve a little and refill as needed. 

Late summer parties aren’t as food heavy. So we can focus on the drinks and finger foods.

Fun Topping Ideas:

  • Roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Corn Relish
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Fresh herbs like basil or oregango
  • Green Onions
  • Arugula
  • roasted mushrooms

Non-Vegan Toppings:

  • Feta
  • Honey
  • Smoked Salmon

Whipped Ricotta Spread

CategoryAppetizerDifficultyBeginner

This is an easy recipe to whip up for quick entertaining or hot summer nights. Customize with your favorite toppings and this crowd-pleasing dish wows everyone!

Prep Time2 minsCook Time3 minsTotal Time5 mins

 1 ½ cups Whole Milk Fresh Ricotta cheese – Use the best quality ricotta you can find. Try to avoid stabilizers or gums in the ingredients
 3 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil – Stronger olive oils direct how this dish turns out. So if you are aiming for Mediterranean flavors, go with a stronger olive oil.
 ½ cup parmesan cheese
 1 tsp whole milk
 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
 1 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp red pepper flakes
 lemon zest
 1 sqeeze of lemon

1

Add the ricotta, cheese, and milk into a mixing bowl and with either a hand mixer, or stand mixer, whip the ricotta and spices for 1-2 minutes.

2

Add your spices and stir together. The more you whip the ricotta, the smoother it gets. So if you like it thick, use a spoon.

3

Move your ricotta to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil, then top with salt, pepper, and more spices if desired.

Ingredients

 1 ½ cups Whole Milk Fresh Ricotta cheese – Use the best quality ricotta you can find. Try to avoid stabilizers or gums in the ingredients
 3 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil – Stronger olive oils direct how this dish turns out. So if you are aiming for Mediterranean flavors, go with a stronger olive oil.
 ½ cup parmesan cheese
 1 tsp whole milk
 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
 1 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp red pepper flakes
 lemon zest
 1 sqeeze of lemon

Directions

1

Add the ricotta, cheese, and milk into a mixing bowl and with either a hand mixer, or stand mixer, whip the ricotta and spices for 1-2 minutes.

2

Add your spices and stir together. The more you whip the ricotta, the smoother it gets. So if you like it thick, use a spoon.

3

Move your ricotta to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil, then top with salt, pepper, and more spices if desired.

Whipped Ricotta Dip

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