10 Ricotta Recipes for Using Up What's in the Fridge

Ten easy ways to scrape up the last few tablespoons in your fridge.

Ricotta cheese is a staple of the Italian kitchen, but it deserves to be used in more places than lasagna. It’s an ingredient that can act as a counterweight to heavy doses of acid, salt, or other strong elements in a dish—so long as that element doesn’t clash with dairy. Ricotta is rarely at the center, and that’s fine. Whether it's store-bought or homemade, it does its best work supporting other flavors. But if you'd like to eat it by the spoonful, more power to you.