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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Recent Examples on the Web Add another layer of noodles, ricotta, ground beef and sauce. Beth Segal, cleveland, "For three generations, Miceli has meant formaggio and family," 13 Nov. 2020 Options include mushroom, olives and onions; white pizza with ricotta, provolone, garlic and parmesan; as well as a sausage, broccoli rabe, breadcrumbs and pecorino variety; and a square pizza with vodka sauce, pepperoni and basil, among others. Sarah Ravits, NOLA.com, "NOLA Pizza Co. opens Nov. 1, in time to help Halloween hangovers," 28 Oct. 2020 Use the roasted tomato flesh right away (in pasta, on crostini with ricotta, for a simple soup) or freeze it for the future. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "13 ideas for farmers’ market produce during summer-to-fall shoulder season," 9 Oct. 2020 In bowl, whisk together ricotta, egg, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, and orange zest until smooth. Whisk in flour, salt, and then baking powder until smooth; set aside. Rally Pizza, Woman's Day, "Rally Pizza Zeppole Dough," 9 Oct. 2020 That means prosciutto, ricotta, asparagus — just a few elements guests will enjoy at the Four Seasons’ Ravello dinner. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Pompeii’s Table is a culinary hot ticket at Orlando Science Center," 8 July 2020 Menn starts by spreading homemade meat sauce across the bottom of the pans before adding no-boil noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, grated yellow squash and zucchini. Washington Post, "She began by baking lasagna for her city, and now her program spans every U.S. state," 2 Nov. 2020 The five-cheese ravioli, filled with Parmesan, provolone, mozzarella, ricotta and cream cheese, has become a customer favorite. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Ogden River Brewing opens," 31 Oct. 2020 Newly opened The Presley launched its outdoor weekend brunch on Saturday, featuring items like a Dole Whip mimosa, steak and eggs Benedict and orange and ricotta pancakes. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Warm fall weather leads eateries to launch outdoor brunch service," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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“Ricotta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ricotta. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ricotta

: a soft, white Italian cheese

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