Whipped Ricotta Dip is an easy and delicious appetizer made with just a few simple ingredients. This creamy dip is great served with a drizzle of honey and perfect for topping crostini! 

Whipped ricotta dip in a glass bowl with grilled baguettes.

Creamy whipped ricotta is an easy to make spread that’s delicious for topping grilled baguettes or crackers. This recipe comes together in minutes and is great for any occasion!

If you love sweet ricotta treats, don’t miss these Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies or Strawberry Ricotta Cake. For another delicious and simple dip, be sure to try this Tzatziki Sauce with Sour Cream or this hot Baked Ricotta Dip

You’ll Love Whipped Ricotta Dip!

Whipped Ricotta Dip is a rich and creamy spread that takes just minutes to put together. I like to have this on hand for parties and it’s great served on charcuterie plate for special occasions.

This recipe comes together fast and only has a few ingredients. You’ll need whole milk ricotta cheese, honey, olive oil, and kosher salt. 

I like to top this dip with some spice including red pepper flakes. Also, it’s perfect for drizzling on hot honey if you have it. 

Whipped ricotta dip on a grilled baguette with honey drizzle on top.

You’ll love using this spread to top grilled baguette slices. This recipe is perfect for entertaining and is stress-free to put together with just a handful of ingredients. 

So, if you’re looking for a delicious spread for your next get together, give this creamy whipped ricotta dip a try! 

Ingredients and Garnishes

Ingredient include honey, olive oil, salt, and garnishes.
  • Ricotta: this simple and creamy whipped ricotta dip is best served with full-fat ricotta cheese. If you have time, drain the store-bought ricotta cheese using a fine mesh sieve ahead of time. 
  • Honey: use your favorite honey to sweeten up this spread. Hot honey is delicious too. 
  • Olive Oil: a good quality extra-virgin olive oil adds a sweet flavor to the dip. 
  • Salt: kosher salt is the best. 
  • Garnishes: finish off the top of the dip with a drizzle of honey, olive oil, fresh thyme or other fresh herbs, black pepper, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. 

How to Make Whipped Ricotta Dip

This delicious and easy whipped ricotta dip is ready in just minutes and has the most amazing flavor and texture. To start, you will need a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. 

Process shots showing how to make recipe including adding the ingredients to a food processor and garnishing the spread before serving.

​Step 1: whip the ingredients

In a food processor or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the drained ricotta cheese, olive oil, honey, and kosher salt. Mix until the ricotta mixture is very smooth. 

​You could also make this in a large bowl and use a hand mixer on high speed to get the creamy texture needed for this dip. 

Step 2: transfer to bowl or chill

Then, if serving immediately, transfer the delicious dip to a shallow bowl for serving. You can also cover and refrigerate for later. 

Step 3: garnish

Before serving, run a spoon over the top of the dip to make ridges. Then add on a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest, more honey, and some red pepper flakes if desired. 

​Step 4: serve

This whipped ricotta dip is truly the easiest appetizer ever. Serve this dip with fresh veggies, cherry tomatoes, pita chips, your favorite crackers, and lots of grilled crusty bread. 

Whipped Ricotta Dip in a glass bowl with garnishes and grilled bread served next to it.

Recipe Tips

Ricotta: be sure to drain the ricotta before using. Pour the ricotta into a fine mesh sieve and let drain for an hour or two before using. Use a whole milk creamy ricotta cheese for best texture. 

Garnish: this quick whipped ricotta dip is a simple treat sweetened with a touch of honey. You’ll want to add plenty of garnishes to add to the flavor and texture of the dish. Use crushed red peppers, hot honey, lemon zest, and sea salt to add flavor the spread. 

Serving: serve this with grilled bread and fresh vegetables or fresh fruit. To grill the bread, simple place sliced baguettes on a grill pan and cook on medium heat just until the you get the grill marks. 

Leftovers: store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my whipped ricotta dip grainy? 

To make delicious whipped ricotta dip smooth, you need to use a good quality whole milk fresh ricotta cheese. Also, be sure to whip it really well using a food processor or electric mixer. 

How to Serve Whipped Ricotta Dip? 

Whipped ricotta dip is best served on toasted baguettes. Top the bread with a dollop of dip and then sprinkle on red pepper flakes and a drizzle of hot honey for a pretty finish. 

Whipped ricotta dip on a toasted baguette with parsley, red pepper flakes and honey on top.

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Whipped Ricotta Dip.

Whipped Ricotta Dip

Whipped Ricotta Dip is a simple and delicious appetizer made with just a few ingredients. This creamy dip is great served with a drizzle of honey and perfect for topping crostini! 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 139kcal

Equipment

  • food processor with blade attachment

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese, drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (plus more for serving)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional Garnish: lemon zest, chopped parsley, and red pepper flakes.
  • grilled baguette for serving

Instructions

  • In a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, combine the ricotta cheese, two tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons honey, and kosher salt. Blend until the mixture is very creamy and smooth.
  • Pour the whipped ricotta dip into a serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, honey, lemon zest, parsley, and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve the dip alongside grilled baguette slices, crostini, or fresh vegetables.

Notes

Ricotta: be sure to drain the ricotta before using. Pour the ricotta into a fine mesh sieve and let drain for an hour or two before using. Use a whole milk creamy ricotta cheese for best texture. 
Garnish: this quick whipped ricotta dip is a simple treat sweetened with a touch of honey. You’ll want to add plenty of garnishes to add to the flavor and texture of the dish. Use crushed red peppers, hot honey, lemon zest, and sea salt to add flavor the spread. 
Serving: serve this with grilled bread and fresh vegetables or fresh fruit. To grill the bread, simple place sliced baguettes on a grill pan and cook on medium heat just until the you get the grill marks. 
Leftovers: store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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