Baked Ricotta With Lemon, Garlic, & Chives

"This Greek inspired dip that can be mixed the day before and then just popped into the oven and served with nutty crackers, pita chips, crackers or toasted baguette. Posting credits to Recipes from the kitchn."
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  • Heat the oven to 375°F Lightly grease a 1/2- to 1-quart gratin dish or baking pan.
  • Mix the ricotta, lemon juice and zest, garlic, chives, and salt, and a generous quantity of fresh black pepper. Spread in the baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. (At this point you can cover and refrigerate the ricotta overnight, if desired.)
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot. Drizzle again with olive oil. Serve immediately with crackers for dipping.

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  1. loof751
    Absolutely delicious! Easy to make; I was generous with the pepper which was perfect with the sweetness of the ricotta and the brightness of the lemon. Really loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT9, The Apron String Travelers
  2. Chef Jean
    Really liked the lemon and black pepper flavors in this. I'll be making this for the next pot luck I go to! Made for ZWT9 the Hot Pink Panthers.
  3. PalatablePastime
    We love baked ricotta and this was no exception. The lemon especially highlighted the dip, especially when I serve it with hot peperoncini. Very simple and quick to make as well. Thanks for sharing. ~s
  4. twissis
    Made as written for the Sweet December event. This is a tasty & easy-fix. I do think it can be served hot or cold. I added extra garlic & chose a different presentation. I served it w/flatbread made for another game & glazed ham (also made for the Sweet December event). I will prob serve it cold or reduce the amt of lemon juice next time as it tended to separate from the mixture when heated. Thx for sharing this delicious recipe w/us.
  5. DailyInspiration
    Delish! Loved all the flavors and I added extra pepper as well. Can't wait to serve this for Company. : ) Made for Best of 2013 Cookbook tag, March, 2014.



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