Ricotta Fritters

These Ricotta Fritters are a delicious treat perfect for a quick and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. What’s great about these fritters is their versatility—they’re suitable for any time of day! If you haven’t tried them yet, you’re in for a treat.

These fritters feature a delightful texture—crispy on the outside yet wonderfully soft inside. Pair them with a refreshing tomato salad, and you have a meal that’s not only delicious but also sure to impress your family and friends.

Whether you’re rushing to get out the door in the morning or looking for a simple yet tasty meal option for any time of day, these Ricotta Fritters have got you covered. They’re easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

How to make ricotta fritters

Mix the ricotta, Parmesan, flour, salt, and egg in a bowl. Add some black pepper for flavor and let it chill in the fridge for a few minutes.

Heat some oil in a nonstick frying pan. Spoon out some of the ricotta mixture and fry the fritters for a few minutes until they’re brown on both sides. Flipping them might be a bit tricky, but if you’re gentle, it’ll be okay.

Once they’re done, take them out of the pan and serve them warm with juicy ripe tomatoes and whatever herbs and dressings you like.

So, why not give this recipe a try? Whip up a batch of these flavorful fritters and elevate your mealtime experience with their irresistible taste and texture. Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results. Enjoy!

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Ricotta Fritters

Ricotta Fritters

5 from 1 vote
These Ricotta Fritters are one of the best ways to cook ricotta whenever you are in a hurry and still want to have a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pound (450g) crumbly ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese , plus extra for serving
  • 2 tbsp flour (if the cheese is too creamy you can add one tbsp more)
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • In a bowl mix the ricotta with the Parmesan, flour, salt and egg. Season with pepper and set aside in the fridge for few minutes.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan. Take spoonfuls of ricotta mixture and fry the cakes for a few minutes until brown on each side. They can be pretty hard to flip but if you do it gently it will work fine. 
  • Gently remove from the pan and serve warm with fresh ripe tomatoes and your favorite herbs and dressings.


Serving: 1 serving out of 4Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 9.1gProtein: 16.3gFat: 18.2gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 80mg
Calories: 263kcal
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fritters, ricotta, ricotta breakfast, ricotta cakes, ricotta fritters, tomatoes

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    Oooh I’ve never had ricotta fritters! I wanna try now! Do you usually just eat them alone or like spread on something? What do you suggest?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      With a fresh salad or a tomato, mushroom sauce if you want. In either way they are good. 

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