Easy Ricotta al Forno Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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Easy Ricotta al Forno Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
This is one of those dishes that you’ll be hesitant to try. You will pass it and pass it and pass it. But then one day, you will decide to try it, and your whole world will never be the same. Perfectly creamy, sweet, and savory. This is somewhere between a dessert and an appetizer. After you have this for the first time, you will be kicking yourself that you didn’t have it every time.

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste creamy, sweet, and savory.
The weight of this recipe is medium but can be balanced with honey and pepper.
The texture of this recipe is soft.
This recipe is good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of “why did I never eat this before?”
This recipe is best categorized as classic Italian.

Food Ingredients:
small tub ricotta
1 tbsp. olive oil

Flavor Balancers:
black pepper to taste
2 tbsp. honey

Optional:
paprika

Recipe Directions:
In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients until consistent. Fill into a pie tin. Bake at 425°F until cohesive and melty, about 10–15 minutes.

Chef Recipe Tips:
Tub ricotta is very moist. So if you desire a less moist product and possibly a little bit of toasting, squeeze the extra moisture out of ricotta before preparing. Serve hot or cold. Serve with crusty bread.


Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimine. All of our recipes can be made with organic ingredients if you choose. Our holistic approach to cooking will help you not only be able to eat but to also enjoy the taste of your food again during and after cancer and chemotherapy treatments. We have many healthy recipes, crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, dinner recipes, shrimp recipes, pasta recipes, soup recipes, vegan recipes, salad recipes, vegetarian recipes, breakfast recipes, and even a great chili recipe. Talk with your oncologist and dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments.