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baked ricotta

Herbed Baked Ricotta with Lemon

A creamy savory baked ricotta with lemon and herbs topped with melted Parmesan and olive oil make a simple and easy appetizer. This recipe was adapted from Cook's Illustrated.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword how to bake ricotta, how to make a ricotta appetizer, how to make baked ricotta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 146kcal




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Chop all the herbs
  • Grate the lemon
  • Shred the parmesan cheese if you are using a block of cheese, otherwise, packaged shredded parmesan cheese is good to use.
  • In a medium-size bowl combine the ricotta, herbs, kosher salt, and lemon zest. This can also be combined directly in the baking dish.
  • Spoon the ricotta mixture into a 6' baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the ricotta
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until hot, bubbly, and golden brown on top.
  • When done drizzle the olive oil on top of the ricotta while hot and add a sprinkling of sea salt.
  • Serve warm with bread or crackers.


All the herbs used in the recipe are optional and you can add your favorite herbs and spices as you like.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Fat: 10.8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 304mg