Baked Ricotta appetizer served with bread and veggies.
Baked Ricotta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr

Treat yourself to this creamy, decadent Baked Ricotta ... it's easy to make and so delicious!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked ricotta, baked ricotta cheese, baked ricotta dip, ricotta bake, ricotta cheese dip, ricotta dip
Servings: 6 to 8 people
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Ginnie
For Roasted Garlic:
  • 1 large head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
For Baked Ricotta:
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon truffle salt
Prepare Roasted Garlic:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Remove excess papery skin from garlic head, leaving cloves intact. Use a sharp knife to slice tops off cloves.

  3. Drizzle garlic with oil, then rub oil over cloves. Sprinkle garlic lightly with salt.

  4. Wrap garlic in foil, then roast for 40 to 50 minutes, or until browned and tender. Set aside to cool.

Prepare Baked Ricotta:
  1. When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic cloves from skins, then roughly chop.

  2. Add garlic, ricotta, HALF the mozzarella, lemon zest, and truffle salt to a medium bowl. Mix well.

  3. Lightly oil a medium, oven-safe skillet (or pie pan), then add ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.

  4. Bake ricotta until hot and browned around edges, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Serve Ricotta Dip hot with bread and veggies, such as carrots and grape tomatoes. Enjoy!