Baked Ricotta with lemon and sweet paprika

Baked Ricotta with lemon and sweet paprika

Servings 3


  • 300 g good quality fresh ricotta
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • sweet paprika
  • To serve: crusty bread , mint, prosciutto, figs, etc.


  1. Place the ricotta in a bowl with the lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste. Put mixture into 2 ramekins or oven proof dish. Place under the grill (broiler) in the oven and cook until browed and heated through. It won't take long so keep an eye on it.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sweet paprika. Serve with mint leaves, crusty bread or whatever takes your fancy.

Recipe Notes

The little dude and I love the sweet paprika sprinkled on top but you could add chilli and any other herbs and spices you like.