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5 Minute Whipped Ricotta Dip

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Whipped ricotta dip is a creamy and savory appetizer with a delightful combination of flavors. This ricotta dip is light and airy and whipped to perfection. As easy as easy can be, this eye-catching dish is perfect for any dinner party or a casual get together.

Whipped Ricotta

Why You’ll Love This Dip

It is SO flavorful! The whipped ricotta dip is topped with honey, salt, red pepper flakes, and thyme.

Ready in a jiffy! It only takes 5 minutes to make this mouthwatering dip.

Super versatile! This dip is great as is, or makes a really nice spread.

Whipped Ricotta Ingredients

To make this dip, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Ricotta cheese
  • Honey
  • Thyme leaves: The thyme can be substituted with basil, parsley, or mint. The thyme does make this recipe extra special.
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
Whipped Ricotta Dip Recipe Ingredients Labeled

How to Whip Ricotta Cheese

  1. Place the ricotta in a medium-sized bowl. Whip with a hand mixer over medium speed for 2 minutes or until it is smooth and creamy.
  2. Transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Top with honey, thyme, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  4. Serve immediately or within a few hours of making the dip.
Whipped Ricotta Recipe Steps

Serving Suggestions

We love to serve this dip with crackers, vegetables (cucumbers, red or yellow bell peppers, and carrots), or crusty toasted bread. You can add this dip to sandwiches or to flatbread pizzas.

You can even serve it warm! Just bake the dip at 350° F for 15 minutes and then top it with the ingredients.

Whipped Ricotta on Bread

Variations

You can top the dip with lemon juice, garbanzo beans, red bell peppers, roasted garlic, or cayenne pepper. The skies are the limit, as you can experiment and try any flavors you think will go well together.

Storage Instructions

You can store the leftover dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I Make this Recipe Ahead of Time?

If you plan on making this ahead of time I would wait to add the toppings until just before serving. You can whip this up 2 days ahead of time. Please note that once the dip sits it will release a bit of water, as ricotta is a high-moisture cheese. You will also need to add more toppings to the dip before serving if it will be placed in the fridge overnight or longer.

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5 Minute Whipped Ricotta Dip

Whipped ricotta dip is a creamy and savory appetizer with a delightful combination of flavors. This ricotta dip is light and airy and whipped to perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 85 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the ricotta in a medium-sized bowl. Whip with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the whipped ricotta to a serving dish.
  • Top the ricotta with honey, thyme, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. You can add more of any of these toppings to the ricotta that you would like based on your preference.
  • Serve immediately or within a few hours of making the dip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 234mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 316IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 0.4mg

The nutrition information is calculated using online nutrition calculators and may not be accurate. It is provided as a general guide only.

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