Ricotta-Filled Brownie Squares

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I know, another brownie recipe, but I checked and there aren't any yet using ricotta cheese. They're simple, moist and quite delicious. The original recipe came from Silvia Maynard, Fort Worth, Texas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter and stir in cocoa.
  2. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Add combined dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add chocolate mixture and stir thoroughly.
  6. Pour half of the batter into a greased 8" square pan.
  7. Layer will be very thin but smooth to edges.
  8. Drop Ricotta Filling on top and smooth to edges.
  9. Drop remaining brownie batter by spoonfuls over Ricotta Filling to cover.
  10. Don't worry if ricotta is not entirely covered.
  11. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
  12. Let cool and cut into 2" squares.
  13. Ricotta Filling: Combine all ingredients and beat until creamy.
Most Helpful

This is an excellent recipe! I followed it exactly and it made super moist and perfectly sweet brownies. A great way to use up leftover ricotta. My husband thanks you ; ) I'll be making these again!

emkatc November 25, 2012

Very good! Not heavy or sickening sweet. Took longer to bake - maybe an additional 5-7 minutes. This recipe is a keeper!!!

2HandyGals January 11, 2015

I followed this recipe to the letter, and couldn't be more pleased! They're tasty, easy to make and a bit less fatty than brownies made with cream cheese or mascarpone. From now on, I'll always get a little extra ricotta when I make lasagne, white pizza or spaghetti pie so I'll have an excuse to make these, too.

frogfun October 27, 2011