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This Whipped Ricotta recipe is the easiest appetizer you'll ever make! It's simple & fast while feeling elevated. A creamy, luscious dip, that can go either sweet or savory depending on your toppings.

Whipped Ricotta Recipe


This Whipped Ricotta recipe is the perfect appetizer! It’s fast and easy while feeling elevated. A creamy luscious dip, topped with seasonal fruit, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with nuts- perfect for your next gathering or the holidays!


Units Scale
  • 16ounce whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • zest from one small lemon, plus two teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Drizzle of honey (optional-see notes)
  • Tender herbs: parsley, basil, or mint

Optional additions: Fruit (figs, strawberries, pears), toasted nuts ( pistachios, slivered almonds, pinenuts, hazelnuts) or savory toppings (roasted cherry tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms- and skip the honey, drizzle with olive oil or truffle oil), or balsamic glaze.


  1. Place ricotta cheese in a food processor.  Add salt and lemon juice.
  2. Blend until completely smooth, a full minute.
  3. Scoop into a wide, shallow bowl. Sprinkle with lemon zest, fresh pepper, a drizzle of honey and fresh herbs.
  4. Serve with bruschetta, rustic seed crackers, sourdough crackers, etc.
  5. See notes for optional additions.


If adding fruit, drizzle the fruit with honey and pepper too. Sprinkle with pistachios or other toasted nuts. A little black pepper and balsamic glaze is nice here too!

If adding a savory component like olives or roasted cherry tomatoes, skip the honey and garnish with fresh herbs, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil, pepper.

If adding sauteed mushrooms, season them with rosemary, and drizzle with truffle oil.


  • Serving Size: 4 tablespoons
  • Calories: 107
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 193.1 mg
  • Fat: 7.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.9 mg

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