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Lemon Thyme Baked Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta cheese paired with lemon zest & thyme for an elegant party dip perfect for almost any occasion.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Stephanie


  • 2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil + some for greasing dish & optional topping
  • dash of red chili pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Generously grease small casserole dish with olive oil.
  • Place all of the above ingredients in medium mixing bowl and combine well.
  • Pour into prepared casserole dish and bake in preheated oven 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and can top with extra olive oil, thyme, & red chili pepper flakes.