You know when you taste a homemade version of an ingredient you’ve always brought from the store, and you have a WHOA moment because it’s so much better? That’s how homemade ricotta is. The difference is astonishing!
There are some cases where store-bought versions of things can be pretty on par with homemade, but it’s the freshness factor that makes homemade ricotta so much better. It’s good enough that you can spread it onto a piece of good bread, drizzle with a little olive oil, and call it a day.
And when you use homemade ricotta for lasagna, stuffed shells, or pancakes? It makes them even better.
And with Thanksgiving coming up, it’s fantastic as part of this Butternut Squash Crostini:
Let me show you how simple it is!