Skip to Content

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese – Sweet & Savoury Recipes

This site contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See Terms of Use for more information

Ever wondered what to do with leftover ricotta cheese? Here are 27 delicious ideas! From desserts to mains to sides, these recipes will make you want to have leftover ricotta cheese all the time.

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese


Last week when I shared my recipe for Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake, I realized I’m always searching for ways to use up leftover ingredients from other recipes.

So thought I’d do a series of round-ups myself! Starting with these recipes that help you decide what to do with leftover ricotta cheese.

What to do with leftover ricotta cheese? Bake something fruity

Ricotta cheese is more widely known for savoury dishes but it also shines in baked goods. It makes cakes, bars and cookies soft, most and just delightful!

Lemon and ricotta is a popular combination, like my pound cake and these Lemon Ricotta Muffins.

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

But lemon is not the only fruit you can pair it with. It also goes well with plums (just look at this beautiful Plum Tart with Ricotta Cheese and Greek Yogurt from Happy Foods Tube)…

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

…and blueberries (check out my super easy-to-make Fresh Blueberry Ricotta Bars).

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

This Strawberry Ricotta Cake is pretty fantastic too!

Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Want something really fruity and amazing? Make this Grapefruit Roasted Pears with Ricotta and Pistachios from Mommy’s Home Cooking.

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

Or bake something chocolatey

If you’re not in the mood for fruit, ricotta is friends with chocolate too! Try this chocolatey Chocolate Ricotta Muffins.

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

If you really want to go for it, Cake Whiz made these Ricotta Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies that’s just to-die for.

What to do with Leftover Ricotta Cheese

(Up next – don’t feel like dessert? Make savoury ricotta dishes!)

How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea
How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea
← Read Last Post
White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies
White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies (step-by-step photos)
Read Next Post →

Adele

Saturday 3rd of March 2018

I bookmarked this a long time ago since I always have ricotta leftover but since then I never had any ha! Now I do and I don't know what to make first. Maybe I will bake some muffins and scones this weekend.

Leslee

Friday 19th of January 2018

I am so happy I found your blog. I have a lots of ricotta cheese that I don't know what to do with! This is definitly a great list. Thank you!

Ruthie Davis

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

This is excellent and so useful. We consume ricotta cheese on a regular basis.

Eileen Kelly

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

I had to pin this because I always have leftover ricotta. It ends up getting thrown out and one of my goals is to stop wasting food and better use. These are fantastic ideas.

Jolina

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

I hate throwing out extra ingredients too. Not a very practical way to go about things. Hope you find something in here you like!

Sasha

Monday 6th of March 2017

This is a really cool idea! Love ideas that reduce waste :)