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15 Sweet And Savory Vegetable Ricotta Recipes

Ricotta is a popular and versatile cheese that is relatively easy to make plant-based. All you normally need is some cashews, almonds or tofu mixed with nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic and salt. It goes great with pasta, pizza and bread dishes, but also shines in cakes, pastries and even French toast! Here are 15 plant-based ricotta recipes that will change your life!

1. Cashew Ricotta Chocolate Sponge Cake

Cashew Ricotta Chocolate Sponge Cake

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Between the three layers of this oil-free cake, buckwheat cashew ricotta is interspersed with a rich and chocolatey cream frosting. The layers are made from soaked buckwheat and millet, making this Cashew Ricotta Chocolate Sponge Cake from Nele Liivlaid gluten-free. The green layer is colored with matcha powder and the yellow one with turmeric, but don’t worry, you won’t taste them. Top with berries to make it even more fabulous.

2. Veggie puff pastry with herb ricotta

Veggie Puff Pastry With Herb Ricotta

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Whipped, smooth and fresh vegan ricotta fills this puff pastry with flavors from the garden — a springtime recipe that begs to be brought to the party. The fun adorning this Veggie Puff Pastry with Herbs Ricotta from Barbara Zackey has fresh veggies cut into petals and almost hides what you’re cooking. It is a dish that is meant to be loved for its appearance before being cut into small divided squares.

3. Baked Spinach With Tofu Ricotta And Nutmeg Dip

Baked Spinach With Tofu Ricotta And Nutmeg Dip

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This take on an Italian recipe is made with butter beans, tofu, and almond milk, which significantly reduces the number of fatty ingredients and makes this a lighter (not to mention, friendlier) dish. It’s nothing like ricotta, but it has a similar creamy, melting, light texture. This Baked Spinach With Tofu Ricotta and Nutmeg Dip from Clemence Moulaert would be delicious with some pasta or served on warm ciabatta bread. Whatever you fancy!

4. Vegan Lemon Banana Ricotta Pancakes With Dried Blueberry Compote

Vegan Lemon Banana Ricotta Pancakes With Dried Blueberry Compote

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Cashew cheese is here! Lemon and ricotta… and blueberries, what a classic combination. These Vegan Lemon Banana Ricotta Pancakes With Dried Blueberry Compote from Alison Marras are spectacular!

5. Crispy Chickpea Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Ricotta

Crispy Chickpea-Cauliflower Crust Pizza With Ricotta

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This crispy chickpea cauliflower crust pizza with ricotta from Taryn Fitz-Gerald gives you all the tasty pizza flavors you crave, without the unhealthy drawbacks that a slice usually has. The cauliflower crust is crispy and delicious and the fresh toppings with the creamy sunflower seed “ricotta” make this pizza a hit.

6. Kamut Ravioli with Almond Ricotta & Spinach in Marinara

Kamut Ravioli with Almond Ricotta & Spinach in Marinara

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This Kamut Ravioli with Almond Ricotta & Spinach in Marinara by Lena Novak is delicious! It’s a process, but it’s so worth it!

7. Simple Tofu Ricotta Lasagna

Simple Tofu Ricotta Lasagna

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Tofu replaces the cheese in this Simple Tofu Ricotta Lasagna from Crissy Cavanaugh. You can choose to keep it simple with this and just add spinach and basil, but go ahead and add all the veggies you want! Zucchini, mushrooms or peppers would all make a great addition!

8. Walnut Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Sweet Dukkah

Walnut Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Sweet Dukkah

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Perfect for breakfast or as a snack, this vegan Walnut Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Sweet Dukkah from Angelina Papanikolaou is made with crispy toast topped with creamy walnut ricotta, fresh strawberries and a splash of sweetener!

9. Ragu with dairy-free ricotta

Ragu With Dairy Free Ricotta

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Make this easy, vegetarian 25-minute ragout with a dairy-free cashew macadamia ricotta. Made with bell peppers, mushrooms and lentils and topped with the creamiest homemade dairy-free ricotta! Prepare the ricotta the night before. This Ragu With Dairy-Free Ricotta from Harriet Porterfield is enough for a big pot of ricotta that you can enjoy all week!

10. Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Oatmeal

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Oatmeal

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This is such a rich tasting oatmeal, wow! The ricotta and strawberry complement the lemon perfectly! You must try this Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Oatmeal from Lauren Smith!

11. Spinach and Tofu Ricotta Puff Pastry

Spinach and Tofu Ricotta Puff Pastry

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These Spinach and Tofu Ricotta Puff Pastries from Kim Sujovolsky are flaky, soft, pillowy and so full of flavor.

12. Baked Eggplant Stacks With Cashew Ricotta

Baked Eggplant Stacks With Cashew Ricotta

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A twist on a classic Italian meal with baked eggplant slices stacked with homemade cashew ricotta, balsamic-infused baby spinach, and a marinara sauce. These stacks of baked aubergines with cashew ricotta from Jennifer Strohmeyer are perfect for those who love new versions of old classics or any lover of good Italian food.

13. Swiss chard and almond ricotta spelled galettes

Chard and Almond Ricotta Spelled Galettes

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Small rustic spelled galettes, packed with vegetables and spicy almond ricotta. An A-plus addition to any spring or summer picnic basket. Working with pastry dough seems complicated, but this recipe breaks it down so it’s as easy as it gets! These Rebekah Waters Swiss Chard and Almond Ricotta Galettes are worth making!

14. Avocado and Tofu Ricotta Sourdough Toast

Avocado and Tofu Ricotta Sourdough Toast

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Take your avocado toast game to the next level with this creamy and delicious Avocado and Tofu Ricotta Sourdough Toast masterpiece from Ally McLaughlin! Brought by Mother of Pearl Restaurant.

15. Fig and Ricotta Challah French Toast

Fig and Ricotta Challah French Toast

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French toast is SO much better when made with thick bread like challah. Plus, you can make the challah yourself to make it even tastier (and more impressive)! Wait a day or two after baking to make these fig and ricotta challah French toast from Debbie Adler!

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