Ricotta Toast Recipes 2024

Ricotta toast is making its mark as the new go-to, edging out avocado toast with its creamy texture, protein-packed goodness, and endless customization options. Whether you’re kicking off your morning, enjoying a light midday meal, or craving a snack, ricotta toast fits the bill perfectly.

What sets ricotta toast apart for me is its versatility. It serves as a blank canvas, ready to be adorned with a variety of toppings. What’s more, I adore its luxurious yet airy feel. As a toast enthusiast, I must confess that whipped ricotta toast holds a special place in my heart—it’s simply unbeatable.

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Ricotta Toast Recipes

What is Ricotta Toast?

Ricotta toast is as straightforward as its name suggests: it’s ricotta cheese spread atop a slice of toast. While its exact origins remain a mystery, it’s akin to the simplicity of buttered toast, albeit with a touch of luxury and flavor enhancement.

If you’re new to the world of ricotta toast, I highly recommend starting with a quality slice of bread, toasted to a golden perfection with a hint of caramelization.

Once your toast is ready, generously spread it with creamy whipped ricotta cheese. A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil adds a subtle richness, while flaky sea salt and freshly cracked pepper elevate the flavors.

The whipped ricotta effortlessly melds with the toast, creating a delightful contrast between its light creaminess and the toast’s satisfying crunch.

What makes ricotta toast truly exceptional is its versatility. Whether your taste buds lean towards sweet or savory, ricotta toast serves as the perfect canvas for a myriad of toppings. Experiment with fresh fruits, honey, herbs, or savory ingredients like tomatoes and avocado to create your own unique flavor combinations.

Best Bread for Toast?

The best bread for toast largely depends on personal preference and desired texture. However, some popular options include:

  1. Sourdough: Known for its tangy flavor and sturdy crust, sourdough makes an excellent choice for toast. It toasts up beautifully, with a crisp exterior and a chewy interior.
  2. Whole Wheat: For a healthier option, whole wheat bread offers a nutty flavor and a hearty texture. It’s rich in fiber and nutrients, providing a satisfying base for your toast.
  3. Multigrain: Multigrain bread combines various grains and seeds, offering a diverse range of flavors and textures. It’s a wholesome choice that adds depth to your toast.
  4. Rye: Rye bread boasts a distinctive flavor and a dense, chewy texture. It lends a robust, slightly sweet taste to your toast, making it a popular choice for savory toppings.
  5. English Muffins: These small, round breads have a soft interior and a slightly crisp exterior when toasted. They’re perfect for making breakfast sandwiches or enjoying with sweet or savory spreads.

What is Ricotta?

Ricotta is a type of cheese that originated in Italy but is now enjoyed throughout the world. It is characterized by its soft, creamy texture and small curds, which provide a light and slightly sweet taste. Ricotta is known for its fluffy consistency, freshness and creaminess.

Commonly found in tubs in the refrigerated section of grocery stores, ricotta is a versatile cheese that enhances a variety of dishes. It pairs beautifully with pasta, serves as a flavorful base for dips, adds richness to pizzas, and gives desserts a decadent touch.

Make whipped ricotta

To whip the ricotta, start with whole milk ricotta and transfer it to a food processor (we’ve been using this particular model for years). Blend until the ricotta has reached a creamy, fluffy and smooth consistency, usually about 1-2 minutes.

While you can quickly season it with salt and pepper, I prefer to keep it plain to retain its versatility, making it a base for both sweet and savory toasts. can work Whipped ricotta can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, covered tightly.

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Classic ricotta toast

1. Classic ricotta toast

Spread a generous layer of whipped ricotta onto toasted sourdough bread. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar (if desired). Finish by sprinkling flaky sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper on top. Enjoy!

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2. Honey and thyme ricotta toast

Spread a generous layer of whipped ricotta onto toasted sourdough bread. Drizzle generously with honey, then sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. For an extra touch of flavor, add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. Enjoy this delicious combination!

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3. Tomatoes and basil

Spread a generous layer of whipped ricotta onto toasted sourdough bread. Next, top it with sliced or quartered tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil (and balsamic vinegar if desired). Finish by sprinkling flaky salt and black pepper over the top. Enjoy this delightful combination of flavors!

4. Prosciutto and peaches

Spread a generous layer of whipped ricotta onto toasted sourdough bread. Next, arrange thin slices of prosciutto and juicy peaches on top of the ricotta. Finish by drizzling with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkling freshly cracked black pepper over the top. Enjoy the delicious combination of flavors and textures!

5. Jam and whipped ricotta

Spread a generous layer of whipped ricotta onto toasted sourdough bread. Then, top it with your favorite jam. Enjoy the delightful contrast of creamy ricotta and sweet jam on crunchy toast!

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6. Crispy pesto egg

Spread a generous amount of whipped ricotta on toasted sourdough bread. In a nonstick pan over medium heat, heat up 2 tablespoons of pesto. Crack an egg into the pesto and cook it to your desired doneness. Once the egg is cooked, scoop it along with the pesto onto the ricotta toast. Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying pesto egg ricotta toast!

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7. Avocado ricotta toast

Spread a generous amount of whipped ricotta on toasted sourdough bread. Then, top it with slices of avocado. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with flaky salt, pepper, and herbs if desired. Enjoy the delicious and creamy avocado ricotta toast!

8. Cacio e pepe and ricotta

Spread a generous amount of whipped ricotta on toasted sourdough bread. Then, top it with a generous amount of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and freshly cracked black pepper. Enjoy the delicious combination of creamy ricotta, savory Parmesan, and peppery flavor on crunchy toast!

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9. Berry and Honey Ricotta Toast

Spread whipped ricotta on toasted sourdough, then add fresh berries, a drizzle of honey, and garnish with mint or thyme leaves.

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10. Carbonara ricotta

Spread a generous amount of whipped ricotta on toasted sourdough bread. Next, top it with crispy pancetta or bacon, a perfectly poached egg, and a generous sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy the delicious combination of creamy ricotta, savory pancetta, runny egg yolk, and nutty Parmesan on crunchy toast!

What to serve with ricotta toast

  • Twisted Bacon: Enjoy the savory and crispy goodness of twisted bacon alongside your ricotta toast for a delightful combination of flavors and textures.
  • Crispy Fried Eggs: Add an extra protein boost to your meal with crispy fried eggs. The runny yolk of the eggs complements the creamy ricotta perfectly.
  • Super Addictive Hot Chinese Chili Oil: Spice up your ricotta toast with a drizzle of super addictive hot Chinese chili oil. The bold and fiery flavor will add an exciting kick to your dish.
  • Garlicky Pan-Seared Mushrooms: Savor the rich and earthy taste of garlicky pan-seared mushrooms paired with your ricotta toast. The garlic-infused mushrooms create a satisfyingly savory combination.
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Ricotta Toast

Move over avocado toast, ricotta toast is here to stay.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Toaster toaster

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ricotta full fat preferred
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • toppings optional as desired, see post

Instructions
 

  • Place the ricotta in a food processor and process until very smooth, 1-2 minutes. Then remove from bowl.
  • Toast your slices of sourdough until golden and let cool slightly before topping with a generous amount of whipped ricotta.
  • From there, add toppings as you see fit and enjoy!

Notes

Estimated nutrition does not include toppings.download 1

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