9 Desserts with Ricotta Cheese

9 Desserts with Ricotta Cheese

Treat yourself! Make one of these easy ricotta dessert recipes!

You might be most familiar with ricotta cheese in savory recipes like lasagna or stuffed pasta. However, this versatile ingredient is actually the secret star of many amazing dessert recipes!

We've rounded up some of our all-time favorite desserts with ricotta cheese to show you just how many delicious options are out there. Whether you're craving a big slice of ricotta cake (slathered in frosting, of course!) or perfect bakery-style cannoli, we have you covered.

It's actually not that surprising, when you think about it, that cheese makes great desserts. Cheesecake is a classic of course, and cream cheese is the key ingredient in many other amazing sweet treats. Mascarpone cheese is another dessert-friendly cheese, as it steals the show in tiramisu!

However, this list is all about the best ricotta dessert recipes out there. So, without further ado, scroll on down to find one (or several) ideas that you'll absolutely love!

Ricotta Cookies

103 Cookbooks Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 15 oz.

This is a delicious easy ricotta cheese dessert recipe that the whole family will love. It's from our 103 Cookbooks series, which is all about effortlessly elegant cooking. Make them and see for yourself!


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Ricotta Cookies

Easy Italian Ricotta Cake

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 32 oz.

Dessert doesn't get much better than this! This cake has a creamy ricotta filling and a light and buttery cake topping. Plus, it's made using a cake mix, so you can have it in the oven in no time at all.


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Easy Italian Ricotta Cake

Easy Chocolate Italian Love Cake

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 32 oz.

This is one of our favorite desserts with ricotta cheese and chocolate. Who could resist a slice of this indulgent cake? It's made with Cool Whip and pudding mix for a dessert that is rich and totally delicious.


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Easy Chocolate Italian Love Cake

Vanilla Ricotta Pound Cake with Maple Glaze

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 1 1/2 cups

Sometimes simple, elegant desserts are the best. Anyone who tries a slice of this cake will have a hard time arguing with that! It's filled with lush vanilla flavor and an irresistible sweet maple glaze.


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Vanilla Ricotta Pound Cake with Maple Glaze

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Ricotta Frosting

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 7 oz.

Make these cupcakes and treat yourself to a little taste of paradise! The carrot cake is perfectly spiced and nutty, and the ricotta frosting adds a richness and sweet flavor that just can't be beat.


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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Ricotta Frosting

Cannoli Cookies

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 1/2 cup

If you're a fan of the classic Italian dessert, then you're going to love these cookies! They're flavored with orange, pistachio, and chocolate chips for an absolutely irresistible bite.


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Cannoli Cookies

Easy Homemade Cannoli

Test Kitchen Rating: 4 stars
Ricotta Used: 2 cups

Of course, we couldn't make a list of ricotta desserts without including a cannoli recipe! Our version is simple to make, and they taste amazing.


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Easy Homemade Cannoli

Semolina, Ricotta Cheese and Coconut Cake

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 32 oz.

This delicious cake recipe is so light and flavorful. Everyone will want to go back for a second slice! It's also made with a phyllo pastry crust for a unique and lovely texture.


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Semolina, Ricotta Cheese and Coconut Cake

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisu

Blogger Recipe!
Ricotta Used: 32 oz.

Even though tiramisu is traditionally made with mascarpone cheese, you can make a really delicious version using ricotta cheese! This easy tiramisu is sure to please the whole family.


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Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tiramisu

We hope you've enjoyed this list of amazing ricotta desserts! You don't need an excuse to make these recipes, but if you're wondering "What can I do with extra ricotta cheese?" then we hope you've found some inspiration.

Have you tried any of these recipes? Or did we forget to mention a dessert with ricotta that you love? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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