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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.


  • 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.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sweet paprika. Serve with mint leaves, crusty bread or whatever takes your fancy.


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.