Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ideas for Ricotta?

I made lasagna the other night and sent the husband to the store for some ricotta cheese. Well he came home with double the amount I usually use.  I don't really want to make lasagna again, so what else can I make with the ricotta? 
(I saw a recipe in the Joy of Cooking for a cheesecake... but it looked a little difficult) 
Any ideas? 


Ms. Huis Herself said...

I think you can use it to stuff manicotti noodles. It's still a noodle/red sauce/cheese dish, like lasagna, but hey, the noodles are a different shape!

(If you want a recipe, I think I have one from one of the Chef Jeff classes - let me know & I'll post it.)

Pusher said...

I don't have the exact recipe, so I'm not going to do a separate post for this one, but you take a pie crust, roll it out flat, spread it with ricotta cheese, top with thinly sliced pears, then glaze with melted apricot preserves. Add a crumbly brown sugar and oatmeal top, bake until browned.