Tag: ricotta

Baked Cauliflower and Shells with Italian Cheeses

Ingredients: 8 oz small shell pasta 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning pinch salt 8 oz whole milk ricotta 1/4 cup […]

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Ingredients: for the cookies: 1 1/3 cups  flour 1/2  teaspoon baking powder pinch salt 4 1/2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 8 oz whole milk ricotta cheese 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon’s worth) zest of one lemon for the glaze: 1 1/2 […]

Porcini Spinach Lasagna (aka Blizzard Lasagna)

Ingredients: 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms 4 cups boiling water for the sauce: 2 lb sweet Italian sausage (casing removed if necessary) 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 big carrot, diced 2 28-oz canned petite diced tomatoes 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup whole milk salt […]

Cherry Ricotta Pie

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons fine semolina flour 1 1/4 lb whole milk ricotta, drained 2/3 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 1 1/2 cup frozen whole sweet cherries (do not defrost!) Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Lightly butter (or spray with baking spray) a standard pie plate. […]

Cranberry-Ricotta Cake

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 2/3 cup half and half, at room temperature 1 cup whole milk ricotta 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla paste pinch salt 1 cup fresh cranberries Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and […]

Ricotta Polenta with Fennel Pollen

Ingredients: 4 cups chicken stock 1 cup polenta 1/2 cup ricotta 1/2 teaspoon fennel pollen* salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bring the stock to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the polenta, salt, pepper, and pollen and stir until it starts to thicken, 2-5 minutes. Simmer 30 minutes. […]

Eggplant & Fennel Calzones

Ingredients: prepared pizza dough 2 Italian eggplants, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 cup ricotta 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 3 tablespoons Parmesan 1 tablespoon minced basil 1 tablespoon minced oregano salt freshly ground black pepper warm tomato dipping sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line […]

Chicken-Spinach Meatball Pasta Bake

Ingredients: 1 lb shells, cooked to package instructions 10-12 oz ricotta 4 oz sliced fresh mozzarella sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian herb mix 2 tablespoons olive oil meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken 1/2 cup […]

Butternut Squash & Swiss Chard White Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 medium to large butternut squash, sliced lengthwise and seeds removed 1/4 cup Parmesan 1 lb lasagna noodles olive oil for the filling: 1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped 1 medium onion, diced 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage 1 teaspoon smoked […]