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Use It Up! 11 Recipes for Leftover Ricotta

Don’t let leftover ricotta go to waste! It’s a tasty addition to many of your favorite recipes. Try it in pancakes, pound cakes, pasta, pizza, and more!

25+ Ricotta Recipes: Recipes That Use Ricotta Cheese - Platings + Pairings

Wondering how to use up that container of ricotta cheese that's in the fridge? Here are 25+ amazingly delicious ricotta recipes. From pasta recipes, to sweet recipes and more! Wondering how to use up that container of leftover ricotta cheese that's in the fridge? It's easy! Ricotta, a creamy Italian cheese, is such a versatile

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How to Use Up Leftover Ricotta Cheese

Because ricotta has a short shelf life, I'm alwasy scrambling to use it up. So if you are also wondering what to do with leftover ricotta, check out how I use it!


138 · This light and zesty lemon ricotta pasta with spinach makes a delish weeknight meal ready in less than 15 minutes. Simple, fresh ingredients, delicious flavor, and minimal effort.


  • 8 oz Baby spinach, fresh
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 3 Lemon, wedges
  • 1 Unwaxed lemon, zest and juice
Pasta & Grains
  • 1/2 lb Pasta
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Salt and black pepper
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Whole-milk ricotta
Ricotta Pancakes Recipe - You'll love how easy they are!

A simple and delicious Ricotta Pancakes Recipe the whole family will love! Ricotta cheese pancakes that are crispy yet creamy with each bite you take!

This recipe for Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake is the best out there! Light, fluffy, and full of flavor, it is the perfect Italian dessert. Easy and simple recipe made with ricotta cheese and lemon. #lemonricottacake #italianlemoncake

422 · 67 minutes · This Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake is light, fluffy, and full of flavor. Made with ricotta cheese and fresh lemon, you're going to love this traditional Italian dessert that's also great served as a breakfast or brunch treat.


  • 1 Lemon, large
  • 3 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 15 oz Whole milk ricotta cheese
Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Arugula • Olive & Mango

Simple and quick to make Creamy lemony pasta done in 20 minutes


  • 2 cups Arugula
  • 1 Basil
  • 1 Chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp Lemon, zest
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice from, fresh
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 lb Short pasta
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Salt and black pepper
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Olive oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan or pecorino
  • 1 cup Whole milk ricotta cheese

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