Easy Ricotta al Forno Recipe

Easy Ricotta al Forno Recipe

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: Taste is creamy, sweet, and savory. Weight is medium but can be balanced with honey and pepper. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic Italian.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheese, recipes, ricotta, ricotta al forno
Servings: 6 people
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: $10


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • casserole baking dish OR
  • pie tin


Food Ingredients:

  • small tub ricotta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Flavor Balancers:

  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Optional:
  • paprika


  • 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.


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 regimen. Talk with your 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. Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. 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. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.