Recipes and Cooking Ricotta and Parmesan Spread 3.9 (9) 1 Review Basil, oregano, and chives brighten up this rich and creamy Parmesan and ricotta cheese spread. Start your next dinner party with this easy, cheesy appetizer. Just add slices of baguette and veggies for dipping! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 7, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 15 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 23 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 15-16 ounce container whole milk ricotta cheese ¾ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (3 oz.) ¼ cup snipped fresh basil 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano 2 tablespoon snipped fresh chives 1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 tsp. regular salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional) 1 8 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and/or assorted vegetable dippers Directions In a bowl beat ricotta on medium 2 minutes. Add Parmesan. Beat until combined. Stir in next five ingredients (through pepper). (If the spread seems a little dry, stir in olive oil.) Cover and chill 1 hour or up to 12 hours. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place bread slices on a large baking sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Turn slices over. Bake about 3 minutes more or until lightly toasted; let cool. Serve spread with cooled toast slices and/or vegetable dippers. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 115 Calories 5g Fat 11g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 115 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 17mg 6% Sodium 342mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Protein 7g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 128mg 10% Iron 0.8mg 4% Potassium 46mg 1% Folate, total 6.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.