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20 Best Ricotta Cheese Appetizers

If you’re a fan of ricotta, you will love this collection of ricotta cheese appetizers that are perfect for serving at your next get-together.

collage of 4 of the recipes from the ricotta cheese roundup.

Hold up! Do you mean that the mild and creamy ricotta cheese is not just for lasagna and pizza?!

That’s right. Move over brie and mascarpone, there’s a NEW appetizer cheese in town, and its culinary journey begins in your home!

This delectable Italian whey cheese is just minutes from becoming one of your favorite holiday appetizers or starters for dinner parties.

Spread it onto toasted baguette slices, add a drizzle of honey, and suddenly your game day grub has taken a turn for the divine.

Store-bought ricotta makes the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party. Add other simple ingredients with bright flavors to make savory dishes with a hint of sweetness.

Ricotta is a versatile ingredient that works equally well as a spread, filling, or dip for your expertly-designed charcuterie board (come on, you know you want to put one together!).

For a whipped ricotta recipe, don’t look for ‘whipped ricotta’ in stores – simply pulse the ricotta in your food processor (or mixer with whisk attachment) for a lighter, finer, and more aerated texture.

Let’s discover 20 different ways you can make a scrumptious ricotta cheese appetizer below:

Best Ricotta Cheese Appetizers

So is it likely that your family and friends will think you’re obsessed with ricotta cheese? Yes, but once they’ve taken a bite out of any one of these luscious recipes, they’ll understand too.

And is it too much to ask for a ricotta cheese food truck….?

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Erica Schwarz

Monday 7th of November 2022

Great collection with gorgeous photos! I want to try everything!


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Thank you! There are so many tasty options, it's so hard to choose! :)