Is there anything more delicious than a delicious ricotta dessert?
Ricotta cheese adds a light, creamy texture to cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and other sweet treats. It also pairs beautifully with fruit, chocolate, and other classic flavor combinations.
And best of all, there are recipes to suit every skill level, from no-bake desserts to elegant cakes.
30+ Best Ricotta Dessert Recipes
Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight treat or a special occasion dessert, there’s a ricotta recipe that’s perfect for you. Here are 30+ delicious ricotta dessert recipes to get you started.
There’s nothing quite like a freshly baked cake, and ricotta cake is a delicious option for any occasion. From classic cannoli cake to lemon blueberry cake, there’s a recipe here to suit every taste.
This cannoli cake is so moist it almost melts in your mouth. It is also topped off with a decadent cannoli cream frosting. This easy recipe tastes like my favorite Italian dessert in cake form.
This lemon ricotta pound cake is a Starbucks copycat and amazingly delicious!
Lightly sweet and wonderfully moist, this flavorful and Easy Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cake is an easy berry dessert you are going to love
This lemon ricotta loaf cake Is moist and dense, and yet light and tangy with a subtle but delicious lemon flavor. it’s lowish in sugar and contains olive oil, which complements the lemon flavor really well. The best part? You need just 6 main ingredients to make it!
This Lemon Ricotta Cake makes the perfect light dessert or afternoon tea cake. The one-bowl Ricotta Cake with Lemon has such a light and fluffy texture – it’s like biting into a cloud!
Raspberry Ricotta Cake with Almonds is moist, fluffy and super easy to make! It’s perfect for dessert in the evening or with coffee in the morning!
Baked Ricotta Desserts
Baked ricotta desserts are a delicious way to enjoy this versatile ingredient. Best of all, they can all be easily made in advance, so you can enjoy them stress-free. So, preheat your oven and get ready to enjoy one (or all) of these baked ricotta desserts.
This easy Sicilian Ricotta pie with a hint of lemon is one of the creamiest, most delicious Pie you will ever make! Wonderful shortcrust pie dough (Pasta Frolla) filled with creamy ricotta flavored with lemon zest makes this Pie wonderfully silky, creamy custard-like, also well balanced in sweetness.
What’s better than a cannoli? Cannoli cupcakes topped with whipped ricotta frosting and topped with a mini homemade cannoli!
Pumpkin Cannoli Cookie Cups. Little bites of creamy pumpkin love in chewy gingersnap cookie cups are so tasty and completely adorbs!
Pastiera is a much loved Italian dessert pie made with ricotta, wheat berries and candied fruits scented with the fragrance of orange blossom!
Ricotta Cheesecake Desserts
There’s nothing quite like a homemade ricotta cheesecake. Rich, creamy, and packed with flavor, this classic Italian dessert is the perfect way to end a meal. And while there are many different ways to make a ricotta cheesecake, here are a few recipes you’ll definitely want to try.
This magic Italian ricotta cheesecake is similar to the classic cheesecake, it’s light and soft and calls for just 3 ingredients.
This Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake is super creamy, light, fluffy and packed with flavors – you would never guess it’s a baked cheesecake! It is a crowd-pleasing dessert the whole family will love.
This cannoli cheesecake features a rich base made with ricotta and mascarpone. Then it is topped off with plenty of chocolate chips. It tastes like your favorite Italian bakery treat in cheesecake form!
Limoncello Cheesecake is a dessert that makes everyone come running! Simple, yet delicious; this cheesecake should be on the menu for your next dinner party, or week night meal!
This authentic Italian ricotta cheesecake is a lighter alternative to a standard New York cheesecake.
This cheesecake is made from ricotta cheese, which makes it much lighter than a cheesecake made from cream cheese. It also has a shortbread crust and a topping of strawberry sauce.
No-Bake Ricotta Desserts
These no-bake ricotta dessert recipes are perfect for when you want to enjoy a delicious sweet treat without spending hours in the kitchen. These no-bake recipes are quick and easy to prepare, and best of all, they’re absolutely delicious.
Traditional homemade cannoli with deep fried shells and a smooth ricotta filling. It’s like having an Italian bakery right in your own kitchen!
This Tiramisu Icebox Cake recipe uses classic Italian ingredients to make a delicious no-bake dessert that your guests will swear came from a bakery.
A crustless cheesecake, more like a pudding than a cake, a soft, sweet, and delicious ricotta base topped with raspberry whipped cream and fresh raspberries. A dream of a cake.
The classic Italian Cannoli dessert gets turned into a quick and easy Cannoli Dip! All the same great flavors, but a million times easier.
Quick Ricotta Desserts
There’s nothing quite like a light and fluffy ricotta dessert. And when it’s made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s even better. Here are some favorite quick ricotta dessert recipes to try today.
This berry granita is made with fresh or frozen berries and lavender simple syrup, and is served with whipped ricotta. No ice cream maker needed!
Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups are the easiest way to get your cannoli fix without all the work! Made with lighter ingredients and baked instead of fried, they’re perfect for parties or any special occasion.
This light and refreshing Strawberry Ricotta Mousse With Blackberry Topping is made using six ingredients, ricotta cheese, fresh strawberries, blackberries, whipping cream, tapioca flour and a splash of pure maple syrup.
When it comes to quick and easy desserts for the family, you can’t go past these easy to make and yummy 4 ingredient berry tarts. They are the ultimate in super speedy dessert.
Looking for a quick and easy cookie recipe that uses ricotta cheese? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some delicious ricotta cookie recipes that you don’t want to miss.
Tangy lemon ricotta cookies are topped with a sweet and tart lemon glaze that creates the perfect summer cookie for any occasion.
This soft and moist ricotta cookie recipe is flavored with almond extract and lemon juice and zest for a bright flavor, and topped with a simple almond-flavored glaze.
Key Lime Ricotta Cookies are sweet and tangy. The perfect cookie to see summer in!
Adapted from the great Lidia Bastianich’s famous Lemon Ricotta cookies, these Grapefruit Ricotta Cookies have just a subtle undertone of grapefruit. For those who are a bit afraid of grapefruit’s intensity, tang, and bitterness, these cookies are for you.
Chocolate Ricotta Desserts
Who doesn’t love chocolate? And who doesn’t love ricotta? Put the two together and you have a heavenly combination. Here are some chocolate ricotta recipes to try that will tantalize your taste buds!
Rich and fudgy brownies with a ripple of sweet and tangy Italian-inspired cheesecake for a little twist on your usual cheesecake brownies.
Layers of chocolate, ricotta and frosting this Italian Love Cake absolutely lives up to its name for so many glorious reasons.
You’ve got to try this no-bake chocolate ricotta cheesecake without cream cheese and with a scrumptious Biscoff cookie base!
Chocolate chip ricotta cake is amazingly moist, decadent and delicious! This Italian cake is the perfect sweet to serve as an afternoon pick me up or as a yummy end to a special dinner.
There’s no doubt about it, ricotta makes for some of the most delicious desserts around. Rich and creamy, it adds a wonderful depth of flavor to cakes, cookies, cheesecakes and more.
Plus, there are so many different ways to enjoy ricotta desserts. Whether you’re in the mood for something chocolatey, fruity or light, there’s sure to be a recipe here that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Cannoli Cake
- Starbucks Copycat Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake Recipe
- Easy Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cake
- Ricotta Lemon Loaf Cake
- Lemon Ricotta Cake
- Raspberry Ricotta Cake with Almonds
- Fresh Fig and Ricotta Dessert Tart
- Creamy Sicilian Ricotta Pie
- Cannoli Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Cannoli Cookie Cups
- Pastiera Italian Dessert Pie
- 3-Ingredient Ricotta Cheesecake
- Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
- Cannoli Cheesecake
- Limoncella Cheesecake
- Pressure Cooker Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
- Olive Garden Sicilian Cheesecake With Strawberry Topping
- Homemade Cannoli Recipe
- Tiramisu Icebox Cake
- No-Bake Ricotta Cheesecake With Raspberries
- Cannoli Dip
- Wild Berry Lavender Granita With Whipped Ricotta
- Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups
- Strawberry Ricotta Mousse with Blackberry Topping
- 4-Ingredient Berry Tarts
- Lemon Ricotta Cookies
- Italian Ricotta Cookies
- Key Lime Ricotta Cookies
- Grapefruit Ricotta Cookies
- Flourless Ricotta Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
- Italian Love Cake
- No-Bake Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake
- Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake
- Select your favorite ricotta dessert recipe.
- Assemble the required tools and ingredients.
- Prepare the recipe and enjoy!
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