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Easy Whipped Ricotta Dip

A super easy and delicious whipped ricotta dip seasoned with simple ingredients like honey, garlic and thyme! This is the perfect dip to serve alongside crostini or toasts for an easy ricotta appetizer.

Easy Whipped Ricotta Dip

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Creamy ricotta cheese is perfect for whipping (or blending) together with a variety of seasonings and flavors to make a simple appetizer dip! This is a quick 5-minute whipped ricotta dip with honey and garlic that you’ll find yourself making again and again for every occasion.

Whipped Ricotta Dip Ingredients

  • Whole Milk Ricotta
  • Lemon Zest
  • Thyme
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Parsley
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • Minced Garlic
Whipped Ricotta with Honey Dip

I love the honey and garlic flavors in this whipped ricotta, but you can certainly flavor it as you wish. There’s also a touch of lemon zest which gives the ricotta a fresh, lively flavor.

Ricotta is a mild, Italian whey cheese so it is easily flavored with seasonings, etc so add more or less of any herb, seasoning, etc.

Another way to serve this recipe? My Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Honey & Apple!

Honey Whipped Ricotta Dip Appetizer

I love adding a festive garnish so I sprinkled my ricotta dip with extra thyme sprigs, a few basil leaves, black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and honey. We’ve actually enjoyed this easy dip as a dinner alongside a piece of grilled salmon or chicken lately! It’s refreshing and delicious.

FAQs about Whipped Ricotta Dip

Absolutely! Look for whole milk ricotta (usually with the specialty cheeses).

Yes! That’s my preferred method for whipping ricotta, but you can also make whipped ricotta using a blender or an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. The whisk method will not produce as smooth of a whipped ricotta as a food processor, however, but still delish! For a smooth whipped ricotta, be sure to blend or use a food processor for at least 2 minutes.

Serve your whipped ricotta with crostini, toast points, crackers, vegetables, pita chips… you name it! This whipped ricotta also makes an easy spread for wraps or sandwiches.

You can store leftover whipped ricotta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Whipped Ricotta Dip with Honey

This dip is so creamy thanks to ricotta, it’s one of my favorite dips alongside crostini! It’s super flavorful with the addition of garlic, honey and lemon. It’s truly the perfect trio of bright flavors! And you can use store-bought ricotta so it’s easy to pull together in minutes!

Easy Whipped Ricotta Dip

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Easy Whipped Ricotta Dip

Whipped Ricotta Dip

Author: Courtney
Easy whipped ricotta dip with honey, garlic and lemon zest for a super simple yet elegant appetizer for any occasion!
4 from 43 votes
Prep Time 9 minutes
Blending Time 2 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 101 kcal


  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • In a food processor (or blender or electric mixer), puree together ricotta with fresh thyme, parsley, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil, honey, garlic, sea salt and black pepper for 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Add additional salt or pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with extra virgin olive oil, drizzled honey, and herbs.
  • Serve whipped ricotta dip with crostini, sliced baguette toasts, vegetables, etc.


HERBS: You can substitute dried, ground thyme and parsley for fresh. In place of fresh, use 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme and 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley. 
Keyword whipped ricotta dip
Calories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 229mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 240IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
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