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Rise and Shine with Ricotta Toast: Your Mornings Will Thank You

If you’re ready to transform your morning routine into a feast of flavors and textures, then you’re in for a treat with ricotta toast. Ricotta toast is the culinary equivalent of a warm hug on a plate, a canvas awaiting your creativity and cravings.

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Image shows a Slice of whipped ricotta toast on a white plate on a wooden table.

You’ve probably heard of avocado toast, and you may have ordered it at a restaurant or made it at home. Ricotta toast – and specifically whipped ricotta toast – is its first cousin that is just as tasty yet not nearly as expensive.

Ricotta toast is one of my go to breakfasts. It’s so simple and tasty – and it doubles as a lovely snack, as well.

Why Ricotta Toast is Better Than Avocado Toast

While avocado toast may have held the breakfast spotlight for some time, ricotta toast can easily steal the show. As much as I adore creamy avocados, ricotta toast brings an entirely different dimension to your morning routine.

The biggest reason I love ricotta toast more than avocado toast is that I have more than the precious two hours that my avocado is ripe to enjoy this. I don’t have to worry about choosing the perfect avocado and enjoying it in a narrow window before it goes bad.

Ricotta will last in my fridge for at least a week, and I can easily go through a small container before it goes bad. There goes any guilt about wasting food.

The velvety richness of whipped ricotta, coupled with a medley of creative toppings, makes for a perfect cobination of flavors and textures that avocado toast simply can’t replicate. With its endless customization possibilities, a perfect blend of creamy and crunchy, and a touch of Italian elegance, ricotta toast just might convince you to switch up your breakfast game.

What is Ricotta?

Ricotta is an Italian soft cheese that you may be most familiar with in lasagna or stuffed shells. Crafted from whey, a byproduct of cheese production. Its name, which translates to “recooked” in Italian, speaks to its creation process: the whey is heated and re-coagulated, resulting in textured curds that provide a perfect base for a variety of flavors.

Image shows an overhead shot of ricotta in a deli container on a wooden board.

What Kind of Bread to Use for Ricotta Toast

While you can use any chewy bread for this, I prefer to incorporate a crusty, chewy sourdough bread that provides the perfect contrast to the creamy ricotta. The nooks and crannies of sourdough hold onto the ricotta and its toppings.

If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment with whole grain or seeded bread for an added nutty dimension. This is the perfect use for my Wildgrain sourdough loaves from their subscription box.

Image shows a Partially sliced loaf of sourdough bread on a wooden board.

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The artisan sourdough is perfect for whipped ricotta toast, and it’s quick and easy since you bake the sourdough bread from frozen in about 20 minutes for a perfectly fresh slice every time.

The box has so many options, and we love getting creative with what’s in there from a ricotta pasta to strawberry stuffed French toast to a chocolate pastry and more.

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Why You Should Use Full Fat Ricotta Instead of Fat-Free Ricotta

When it comes to ricotta, don’t skimp on the indulgence. Opt for full-fat ricotta instead of its fat-free counterpart. The higher fat content doesn’t just add richness, it also contributes to that luscious, creamy texture that makes ricotta toast irresistible.

Plus, a little indulgence at breakfast can set a positive tone for the rest of the day. The fat free ricotta is often dry and crumbly, especially when you buy it prepackaged versus from a deli counter. The minimal extra calories and fat are worth it when you make whipped ricotta toast.

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Ideas for Other Toppings to Include on Ricotta Toast

While the classic pairing of ricotta and olive oil with salt and pepper is a crowd-pleaser, the canvas of ricotta toast begs for your creativity. Ricotta is a blank canvas, which means you can have fun with your favorite ingredients and never get bored with breakfast.

Image shows a slice of Tomato and basil on whipped ricotta toast on a white plate.

Some of my favorite pairings include:

  • Adding lemon zest to the whipped ricotta
  • A drizzle of honey (skip the olive oil drizzle here)
  • Fresh chiffonade of basil and sliced tomatoes
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese added to the olive oil base
  • Berries and honey: Choose from blackberries and strawberries to blueberries or raspberries. They all work
  • Sliced figs with a drizzle of honey (skip the olive oil drizzle)
  • Avocado and arugula

Ingredients You Need

Here’s what you’ll need to create your ricotta toast masterpiece:

  • Sourdough Bread: A hearty base with the perfect crunch.
  • Ricotta Cheese: The creamy star of the show.
  • Olive Oil: For that extra touch of richness.
  • Cream: To achieve that dreamy whipped texture. Note that you can substitute with milk.
  • Salt and Pepper: For seasoning that enhances all the flavors.

How to Make It Whipped Ricotta Toast

Creating the perfect ricotta toast is as easy as it is rewarding.

If you bake your fresh Wildgrain sourdough bread, be sure to let it cool for at least 20 minutes so it doesn’t dry out from the steam escaping while it’s hot.

Slice your bread into three-quarter or so thick slices, and toast them.

While the bread toasts, add the ricotta and a splash of cream to a bowl. If you have a blender, use this, but you can use a whisk, as well. While beating the ricotta, drizzle in the olive oil. Continue mixing until the ricotta is smooth and creamy.

Image shows an Overhead shot of whipped ricotta in a blender.

Slather the warm toast with the creamy whipped ricotta, then drizzle lightly with olive oil. Add a good dose of freshly grated pepper and a sprinkle of salt.

If you plan to swap it up, just add your ingredients layered over the ricotta and enjoy.

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Whipped Ricotta Toast

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This whipped ricotta toast is a perfect easy and tasty breakfast. Enjoy the recipe as is or swap up the toppings to make it your own.


  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Slice loaf into three-quarters inch thick slices and toast.
  2. While the bread toasts, add ricotta and cream to a bowl. While beating, add olive oil and mix until creamy.
  3. Add whipped ricotta to warm toast, then drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


  • In place of the cream, you can use milk.
  • Please see the full article for more topping ideas, as well as other tips and hints.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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Ricotta toast is more than just a breakfast option; it’s an invitation to indulge in culinary creativity. With its luscious base, endless topping possibilities, and the joy of crafting your own edible masterpiece, ricotta toast offers a delightful start to your day. So, embrace the creamy, dreamy goodness and elevate your breakfast game with this simple yet satisfying dish.

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