Recipe: Herbed Ricotta Spread
A lot of times I get ideas on a whim or out of desperation and necessity. This was one of those times when I had unexpected people coming over, and I needed some form of an appetizer and quick. So after rummaging through my fridge for a moment I came up with this idea. I actually really liked how this came together and its especially yummy when spread over warm crusty bread. And because it comes together in less than 5 minutes, its a perfect addition for a cocktail party. You can whip it together and throw it in the fridge while you take care of other last minute party details. Which for me, would be putting on make-up or pants.
Makes 2.5 – 3 cups(Printable Recipe)
- 15oz tub Ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1.5 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic
- splash of milk
- S& P to taste
In a large bowl combine all ingredients and stir to combine. Let mixture sit for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to develop. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crostini or warmed pita bread.
Thoughts: I made this with dried herbs because that’s what I have on hand but I think fresh herbs would be even better. Basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and chives would all be exceptional in this. Another great use would be to make your crostini, spread the mixture on, and top with diced tomatoes.