ri·​cot·​ta | \ ri-ˈkä-tə How to pronounce ricotta (audio) , -ˈkȯ-\

Definition of ricotta

: a white unripened whey cheese of Italy that resembles cottage cheese also : a similar cheese made in the U.S. from whole or skim milk

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Adding charm to the plate were snap peas and little clouds of ricotta gnocchi. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "High marks for Topside in food, drink and view," 22 May 2018 The pasta station will produce dishes such as ricotta gnocchi with green-garlic broth and spinach. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "One Off Hospitality alums set to open Pacific Standard Time on April 30," 17 Apr. 2018 Even ricotta gnocchi or a simple salad got the rain of crunch from time to time. Evan Kleiman, latimes.com, "The outrageously simple joy of bread crumbs, plus a recipe for cauliflower steaks with (surprise!) garlicky bread crumbs," 9 Mar. 2018 The state’s hot-weather tomato crop found its way to Summer Toast, a millennial salutation with fresh ricotta cheese and a Bob Ross canvas of heirloom tomatoes. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Kindling Texas Kitchen in Cibolo breaks the rules for Texas food," 1 Aug. 2019 The pop-up’s lighthearted approach lives on in the team’s new project, with pie names like Don’t Go Bacon My Heart (red sauce, marinated kale, cherry tomato and bacon) and the How Mush-Room (garlic ricotta cream, roasted mushrooms, parsley). Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Square Pie Guys brings Detroit-style pizza to Mission Street," 9 July 2019 The kitchen did a capable job with basics like egg-white omelettes with fresh fruit and lemon ricotta pancakes. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "All-day breakfast: A critic’s guide to 5 egg-centric new eateries," 5 June 2019 Indulge in a festive brunch starting at 11 a.m. at Del Frisco's Grille, complete with lemon ricotta pancakes and crab cake benedict. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "These 28 Restaurants Are Open on New Year's Day," 12 Dec. 2018 New 4-star Homewood restaurant on Oak Lawn is featuring a butterscotch peaches dessert with brown butter financier, sweet pesto and basil ice cream; and Mirador in Dallas has a honey ricotta tart featuring Texas peaches. Dallas News, "Texas peaches are here! Try these 4 simple summer recipes," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of ricotta

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ricotta

Italian, from feminine of past participle of ricuocere to cook again, from Latin recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook — more at cook

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English Language Learners Definition of ricotta

: a soft, white Italian cheese

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