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5 Ways to Use Up Leftover Ricotta


Since it’s a fresh cheese, ricotta doesn’t last nearly as long as other curds. This means finding uses for it faster, and while you can snack on spoonfuls of the stuff, it’s so much more fun to cook with it! Need ideas stat? The Kitchn’s got ya covered.

Usually half-used containers of anything make me want to pull my hair out as I scramble for ways to use them up before the contents go bad. Not so with ricotta! In fact, I find myself looking forward to having a few spoonfuls leftover from a recipe just so I can use them however I want. My favorite nefarious uses for leftover ricotta? Here are five to try.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's Editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.