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ideas for leftover fresh ricotta

Hi all, I have a ton of fresh ricotta sitting in my refridgerator. Any ideas for tasty ways to use it up, the simpler the better because I have a two-week old baby.

Thanks!

Caroline

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  1. Stuffed shells...boil pasta shells. Mix egg, ricotta, chopped fresh basil, chopped frozen spinach (defrosted, squeezed dry) grated pecorino or parmesan and fill shells. Put shells in a baking dish & top with your favorite bottled tomato sauce & a little more grated cheese. Bake until bubbly & heated through.

    1. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are pretty easy
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

      But you can use it in any way you would use cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, mascarpone or almost any fresh dairy.
      -Put it in mashed potatoes
      -Put any fruit preserves or compote or honey on it
      -Put it in an omelette
      -Put it in a tart or quiche (pairs well with spinach or greens
      )-Top a salad with it
      -Mix it into yogurt for some rich texture and flavor
      -Dump it into meatloaf
      -Make an Italian Ricotta cheesecake
      Really there's no limit.

      1. I bought too much for a party and had a lot left-over recently. How I used it - tossed with rotini and sauteed zucchini, summer squash, and herbs for a pasta salad, on toast with cherry/apricot jam or honey, and with sauteed cherry tomatoes, basil, and olive oil with spaghetti.

        1. http://www.preciouscheese.com/recipes...
          ICE CREAM CONE CANNOLIS -

          This was the best part of a festival I went to last week weekend that was sponsored by Precious Ricotta cheese.

          Chem 'em out -yum! :) KQ

          1. I don't have a recipe but I'd vote (if it were in my house or if you want to come over) for a ricotta cheesecake. YUMMY!!!