There’s something about this Whipped Ricotta Cheese Dip and keeps going to reach for more! It is rich, creamy, full of flavor, easy to make, and comes together in just 20 minutes. Serve this appetizer dip at any of your events as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
We love this simple and delicious appetizer recipe that’s a definite crowd-pleaser and easy to make too! Packed with flavor, creamy, and made in just 20 minutes. Ricotta cheese is whipped in a blender with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. The whipped ricotta cheese is then topped with a rich and flavorful tomato blend made with garlic, parsley olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. This whipped cheese dip is so good, you would want to make it all the time. Serve with your favorite veggies or we also highly recommend sliced baguettes or pita chips.
Why you should make this whipped cheese dip
- Easy to make: With just a few simple ingredients, this whipped cheese dip can be ready in just 20 minutes.
- A crowd pleaser: Want to wow your guests and show off your skills? This whipped ricotta cheese dip will be a winner at any event.
- So delicious: you will love how rich and delicious this cheese dip recipe will turn out. Try it and thank us later in the comments.
Ingredients you will need
- Whole milk ricotta cheese: For the best flavor and richness, we decided to go with full-fat ricotta cheese. If you are on a low-fat diet, feel free to use low-fat or fat-free ricotta cheese.
- Parmesan cheese: For a boost of flavor, we wanted to give this dip a hint of parmesan flavor to balance out the ricotta cheese.
- Herbs: Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper
- Vine tomatoes: Vine ripe tomatoes have this intense flavor that makes the topping for this cheese dip just so tasty. If you prefer to use any tomatoes you have on hand that’s fine. Try to swap with cherry tomatoes. They are just as tasty.
- Garlic cloves, minced: Please use fresh garlic and not garlic powder. Huge difference in flavor.
- Finely chopped parsley: If you don’t have fresh parsley, use mint. Other options are dry mint, dry parsley, or dry basil.
- Olive Oil: Olive oil is so tasty and the perfect oil to complement balsamic vinegar. If you prefer avocado oil, then use that.
- Balsamic vinegar: This ingredient is necessary to balance out everything.
- Optional but highly recommended: 1 baguette, sliced to serve with. Other options you can use to serve this with are chips, veggies, and pita.
How to make this whipped Ricotta Cheese dip
- First, whip the cheese: To a food processor add the ricotta, parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Process, just until smooth, then transfer to a shallow platter.
- Next, Make the tomato topping: Chop the tomatoes and add them to a bowl, together with the garlic, parsley oil, and vinegar. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
- Finally, Serve: Top the whipped ricotta dip with the chopped tomato salsa and serve with
Frequently asked questions
If you added any liquids then you added too much. Another reason could be you didn’t whip the ricotta cheese enough. Keep on whipping it until it is light and fluffy. If it is still too runny to your liking, add 2-3 more tablespoons of ricotta cheese to make it thicker.
Most store-bought ricotta cheese will be grainy in texture. To make it smoother, drain it a bit and then add it to a food processor and whip it up for a few minutes to give it a smooth and creamy texture.
The best way to drain ricotta cheese is to place it in a fine-mesh sieve or colander lined with cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Allow the ricotta to sit and drain for around 30 minutes to an hour, pressing down gently with a spoon or spatula to aid the process. Once drained, remove the cheesecloth or towel, and your ricotta cheese will have a thicker and creamier texture.
Recipe Notes and Tips
- To Store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Use Chery or grape tomatoes if you do not have any vine-rip tomatoes.
- You may use other herbs instead of parsley-like basil or mint.
- You may use balsamic glaze in place of balsamic vinegar.
- Consider adding one tablespoon of honey to the tomato and balsamic mixture.
- Serve with pita chips, chips, pita bread, veggies or baguettes
More dip recipes to try
- Herbed Whipped Feta Cheese Dip
- Easy Taco Dip Recipe
- Chili Cheese Dip
- Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Homemade Cowboy Queso Dip
- Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
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Whipped Ricotta Cheese Dip
- 16 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
- 2 tbsp ground parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3/4 tsp fine kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 vine tomatoes pulp removed and finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Optional but highly recommended: 1 baguette sliced to serve with
- To a food processor add the ricotta, parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Process, just until smooth, then transfer to a shallow platter.
- Chop the tomatoes and add them to a bowl, together with the garlic, parsley oil, and vinegar. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
- Top the whipped ricotta dip with the chopped tomato salsa and serve with crusty baguette.
- Use fat-free or light ricotta cheese
- You may swap the olive oil with avocado oil.
- Instead of vine-rip tomatoes, use grape or cheery tomatoes if thats what you have on hand