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Recipe For Baked Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta Slather Is World's Easiest Appetizer

You can't go wrong with a cheesy baked appetizer dish. They must be prepared in advance, are easy to make, vegetarian friendly, and crowd pleasing. What's not to like about melted cheese?? While baked feta with marinara is one of my favorites, I recently experimented with a ricotta slather. According to the Best Casserole Cookbook Ever, a slather is "something you spread generously on crisp croutons or toasted slices of French bread." This recipes highlights the pure creaminess of ricotta cheese and is studded with garlic, cracked black pepper, and fresh chopped herbs. Although it's incredibly simple and uncomplicated to make, don't be afraid to serve this to guests — it's elegant and delicious. Leftovers make a scrumptious sauce when tossed with cooked pasta. Whether you make your own ricotta or not, you'll need the recipe so

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Baked Ricotta Slather With Garlic and Herbs

Baked Ricotta Slather With Garlic and Herbs

Baked Ricotta Slather With Garlic and Herbs

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 2 cups ricotta cheese
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  5. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, and thyme
  7. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  8. 12 slices French bread, toasted or grilled, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Coat a 1-quart casserole with the olive oil.
  3. In a large bowl, stir the ricotta together with the salt, pepper, garlic, herbs, and cream.
  4. Transfer to the casserole. Bake uncovered, for about 15 minutes until the cheese is creamy and hot. Serve with the French bread slices.

Serves 12.


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DarlingV DarlingV 7 years
wow that looks so yummy!
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Okay... made it, took it to a party. Not a hit. Looks great. I wish I had made a caprese instead.
oceanmuzik oceanmuzik 8 years
this looks so good and easy! i'm going to pick up the ingredients while i'm shopping today
audrina audrina 8 years
Oh My Gosh, this looks so tasty. It's making me hungry again. I just finished dinner! I will have to try and make this recipe. YUM!!
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
that looks heavenly
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
this does look tasty.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Looks awesome! It's almost like an Italian cheese fondue. :drool:
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yum!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Oh yeah! :drool:
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
What an easy dish to make. Looks great...I think I will try it on Easter.
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