This baked ricotta is such a quick and easy option if you want something a little different to the usual cheese platter next time you have guests or you need to ‘bring the cheese and crackers’.


Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 750g Fresh Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Antipasto Mix (pitted olives, semi dried tomatoes, capsicum) lightly drained of oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup roughly torn or chopped fresh herbs (oregano and thyme are good)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea or Pink Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Finely cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Finely shaved or grated Parmesan (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Remove the ricotta from the package and allow to drain for a few minutes. Take from the strainer and place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Roughly chop the anitpasto mix and add to the ricotta, along with all other ingredients except the parmesan cheese.
  4. Very lightly spray or grease an ovenproof dish and place the full ricotta mixture into the dish (I used an enamel pie dish with a diameter of approx 28cm). You could also use a springform tin or a glass pyrex dish.
  5. Sprinkle with shaved or grated parmesan and place into the centre of oven. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown (mine is a little over done).
  6. Serve with crusty bread, crispy crackers or a big green salad. Perfect for starters or as a light meal.

Notes... This baked ricotta recipe is a firm favourite with all my friends and has been for years. Some of them now make this as their go to as well.

  • Lovericotta and on pizza too this sounds awesome thanks for thisi

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  • LOOKs yum I often make my own homemade ricotta so this recipe is very handy thank you

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  • i have never heard of something like this but i reckon we would love it. great idea

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  • Have never heard of this, it does sound like something I like to try.

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  • Great recipe idea. Thanks for this.

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  • anything cheese will be a hit in our family

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  • I just bought some ricotta for 88cents as i9t was going out of date – I may have found the perfect recipe!

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  • I’ve always wanted to try baked ricotta. It certainly looks divine

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  • Initially I thought this was a sweet recipe, but the savoury ingredients sound really lovely. Will be giving this a try.

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  • So delicious yet so simple. Its made me go out and buy some ricotta to try it!

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  • It looks delicious, Nikki!! Thanks for the lovely recipe!!

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  • It’s a delicious dish to take to family and friends! I’m sure every-one will love it!

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  • Love how different this is to the usual things brought to cheese platter night.

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  • I love the crusty brown caramelisation on the top. The other ingredients look like a delicious combination too

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  • Thanks for this baked ricotta recipe Nikki. It looks so tasty and I would happily serve this dish with some crusty bread.


    • Awww pleasure! This is a favourite in our house – even as is with a big salad for dinner. Love that you love it Nikki xo

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