Baked ricotta with lemon dressing

  • serves 8
  • Easy

This easy baked ricotta recipe requires just 10 minutes of preparation from you, giving you more time to entertain your guests. Use good quality ricotta and capers and lemon to add bite.



  • ricotta 3 × 250g tubs
  • olive oil
  • egg 1
  • curly parsley a small bunch, very roughly chopped
  • capers 2 tbsp, rinsed and drained
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced


  • Step 1

    Tip the tubs of ricotta into a sieve lined with a clean j-cloth or muslin and leave to drain overnight.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Brush a 1-litre pudding basin with olive oil. Press any excess liquid out of the cheese then mix it with the egg and season well.

    Pack the cheese into the basin and bake for 40 minutes or until the cheese browns around the edges. Tip out onto a plate.

  • Step 3

    Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a small pan and fry the parsley and capers until they crisp up, add to the lemon juice and zest along with a slug of olive oil and some seasoning. Spoon over the ricotta. Serve with slices of toasted baguette.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 191
  • Carbs 2.1g
  • Protein 9.9g
  • Fat 15.9g
  • Salt 0.45g
  • Saturates 7.4g
  • Fibre 0.1g