Ricotta and Parmesan Spread


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!

Ricotta and Parmesan Spread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 23 mins
2 cups


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
7g Protein
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.

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