A hot and savoury ricotta cheese dip filled with herbs and spices.
I have a weakness for dips. I could make a whole meal out of them – with veggies, crackers and even a little salad on the side – this is seriously one of my favourite light lunches. Warm Ricotta Cheese Dip has everything I love in a dip. It’s warm, creamy and completely savoury.
If you love deceptively healthy, crowd-pleasing dips, you need to try Warm Ricotta Cheese Dip. It’s so easy to make, this dip should really be called Easy Warm Ricotta Cheese Dip. With only 5 minutes, you can throw everything together and let your oven do the rest.
It’s really as simple as mix, bake and you’re done! I even mix it all right in the baking dish. So there’s less of a clean up. Who doesn’t love that?
Ricotta cheese dips are velvety by nature. Combining it with egg whites creates a light, airiness, like in a soufflé. Adding in fresh parsley, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, thyme, and red pepper flakes enhances the overall flavour, creating a subtle, cheesy taste. With a finishing drizzle of good olive oil, this dip is sure to impress.
In the pictures above and below, you’ll see that I served Warm Ricotta Cheese Dip with crisp baguette crackers. It would also be wonderful with any plain or toasted cracker or your favourite veggie. Try it with carrots, bell peppers, cucumber or even broccoli.
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 3 tablespoons egg whites
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
- Coat 3-cup cooking dish with cooking spray.
- Add ricotta cheese, egg whites, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, thyme, red pepper flakes and salt. Mix to combine. Drizzle olive oil on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Broil for 2 minutes to add a crispy crust.
- Serve with crackers or veggies. Enjoy!
If you love deceptively healthy dips, you may also enjoy Skinny Homemade Hummus
Have you tried Warm Ricotta Cheese Dip? What’s your favourite dip or appetizer?