Ricottas are great tasting, but unfortunately they’re mostly off limits to us vegans. That doesn’t mean that we can’t make our own cruelty-free substitutes, however!
WE’ve gathered 15 of the most amazing recipes involving ricotta for vegans. You’re sure to find something you’ll love here – so read on to find out more!
1. Vegan Ricotta Recipe (7 Ingredients!)
Here’s another great recipe for making your very own homemade vegan ricotta cheese!
With only 7 ingredients needed to make the simplest form of this recipe, and only taking 10 minutes to prepare, this is an easy and quick way to enjoy a great ricotta that’s completely free of animal products.
Tofu, cashews, and nutritional yeast provide the texture and much of the flavor (nutritional yeast being key to that cheesy taste of the dish), and if you like you can add herbs of your choice!
2. Vegan Spinach And Ricotta Pierogi
Pierogi are absolutely delicious, but sadly, they’re not often something that vegans get to eat!
These delicious little dumplings, however, are filled with a delicious and simple spinach ricotta, with a touch of nutritional yeast to really give it that cheesy flavor – you’ll absolutely adore this filling!
Of course, pierogi aren’t quick to make – you’re looking at around an hour and a half to get them prepared, if you make the 45 pierogi that this recipe gives you! Smacznego!
3. Vegan Ravioli With Pumpkin And Ricotta
If you’ve already gone to the trouble of perfecting your own vegan ricotta cheese, then why not try out this delicious recipe for vegan ravioli with pumpkin and ricotta? You’ll even learn how to make your own pasta – which is a skill that’s sure to impress!
There’s even a link in the recipe for a gluten free way to make pasta too. The filling is full of great flavors – pumpkin, garlic, lemon juice, and a hint of chili if you want to give it a little bit of a kick!
4. Mashed Potato Waffles
If you’ve got a waffle iron, and are looking for an excuse to use it – or don’t have one, and are looking for an excuse to get one – then this recipe is perfect for you! It’ll teach you how to make homemade potato waffles, as well as a delicious salsa to go with them!
And, of course, as befits its place on this list – top off with your faovorite vegan ricotta to truly finish this delicious waffle off.
This one might take a little bit of time to preparem but once you’ve finished the prep, cooking will take you less than 10 minutes – meaning you’ve made 5 delicious vegan friendly waffles in under an hour!
5. Zucchini Noodles & Lemon “Ricotta”
In terms of ingredients, this recipe is full of really delicious ones – zucchini, tomatoes, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, and so many delicious herbs too!
The lemon-macadamia ricotta you’ll make is absolutely divine, full of healthy seeds, and with fresh lemon juice and zest to really liven it up. You’ll need either a julienne peeler or a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles. Once made, this recipe will make a great meal for 2!
6. Vegan Lasagna Roll Ups With Almond Ricotta
This recipe might have been written for National Lasagna Day, but there’s nothing wrong with you enjoying this delicious treat at any time of the year!
If you are aiming to make this on National Lasagna Day, however, be sure to start preparations a day earlier – you’ll need to make the ricotta yourself, and let this ricotta recipe sit in a refrigerator for 24 hours before it’s ready.
Once that’s done, you’ll need to cook them for over an hour – so this isn’t something you can make in a hurry! You’ll agree, though, that it’s totally worth the time it takes!
7. Vegan Spinach And ‘Ricotta’ Pies
Such a great recipe, and a step away from a lot of vegan ricotta recipe that use nuts or seeds, this instead makes a “ricotta” using either spinach or silverbeet (also known as chard).
Of course, a ricotta wouldn’t be a ricotta if it didn’t have at least a little bit of a cheesy flavor – that’s where the nutritional yeast comes in!
8. Vegan Ricotta Toast (Broccoli & Garlic)
A perfect way to make a delicious snack with your vegan ricotta, this simple recipe for vegan ricotta toast will absolutely delight!
Roasted broccoli and garlic on your favorite baguette, then add your vegan ricotta – and all topped off with a delicious maple-chili sauce.
Absolutely delicious, and you’ll find yourself wanting to snack on these again and again!
9. Vegan Stuffed Shells With Tofu Ricotta
This is not just a delicious and easy meal, but it’s one that you can easily make for storing – making it perfect for meal prep, or for saving time in feeding a family for a few days!
Use jumbo pasta shells, vegan ricotta, your favorite tomato sauce, and just a few more ingredients, and that’s it! Fantastically simple to make, it’ll only take you around 5 minutes to prepare, and just over half an hour to cook.
Garnish with fresh basil to give these the final delicious touch!
10. Vegan Ricotta Cheese – No Nuts, No Blender
Looking for a great way to make a vegan friendly ricotta, but don’t have a blender? Well, a lot of recipes will leave you scratching your head in frustration – but this one is perfect for you!
This recipe is made with soy milk and an acid – either white vinegar or lemon juice, according to your preference. You’ll curdle the soy milk with the white vinegar or lemon juice, and then strain it through cheese cloth or clean kitchen cloth.
You can even pour it into a ricotta mold for the finishing touches!
11. Whipped Almond Ricotta (5 Ingredients!)
Delicious, simple, and something you’ll want to make again and again, this is a fantastic recipe that will teach you how to make your very own vegan friendly ricotta, using just a handful of ingredients!
It’s very simple to make – just add blanched almonds, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, water – and the all important nutritional yeast, purveyor of vegan cheesiness! Blend them together for a few minutes, and you’re done!
Of course, if you like, add some optional herb before you blend – the author recommends fresh basil, parsley, or oregano. Your choice!
12. Vegan Cannelloni With Spinach Ricotta
This delicious pasta dish made with a delicious spinach-based ricotta filling is not just fantastic, but really filling too! You’ll learn to make your own delicious tomato sauce, of course, but the real star of the show ehre is of course the fantastic spinach ricotta filling.
Take around 10 ounces of baby spinach, some cashews, tofu, nutritional yeast… actually, there’s so much good stuff here that it’s too much to list! Suffice to say that this recipe will take more time to complete than most recipes, but it is absolutely worth the time.
13. Roasted Eggplant Pizza With Almond Ricotta And Chili Oil
Pizza is an absolutely delicious food, and such a great, simple idea – but it’s not always the easiest thing in the world to find good vegan pizzas!
Luckily, this fantastic recipe for a roasted eggplant pizza with almond ricotta and chili oil is great tasting, very healthy, and completely vegan friendly! Either use your own pizza dough (this recipe has a link to a recipe for that too!), or store bought – it’s up to you.
Use your own vegan ricotta, and top with fresh, delicious basil, and chili oil.
14. Garlic Linguine With Vegan Whipped Pea Ricotta
Linguine is great stuff – so versatile! And you’ll absolutely love this recipe for it, as welkl as the ahsolutely delicious whipped pea ricotta that accompanies it! The whipped pea ricotta is, of course, completely free of animal products too, making it a great vegan ricotta alternative!
All you’ll need for the ricotta is sweet peas, tofu, cashews, olive oil, garlic, salt, and fresh basil for that great herby flavor. And, of course, a blender to whip them all together! Served with a delicious olive oil and garlic sauce, this recipe makes for an absolutely delicious meal!
15. Zucchini Rolls With Vegan Ricotta Cheese
This is a similar recipe to another on our list – but instead of making noodles from your zucchini, you’ll be making rolls filled with a delicious vegan cashew ricotta!
The ricotta is fantastic and simple to make, using raw cashews, garlic, soy milk, cider vinegar, and nutritional yeast – for that cheesy twang!
Make strips from the zucchini using a vegetable peeler, and then roll the ricotta up in a zucchini strip with some wilted spinach. Top with as delicious tomato sauce, and some crushed croutons. Then, bake until perfect.
SO many delicious recipes to choose from – it’s hard to know where to begin! You’ll have fun making these, and of course, eating them too!
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