Baked Ricotta Dip

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, read my disclosure policy here  

This Baked Ricotta Dip is ooey, gooey, cheesy perfection. It is easy to make, delicious to eat and is always a crowd pleaser!

A scoop being taken out of the baked ricotta dip.

SAVE THIS RECIPE!

Enter your email below and we’ll send this recipe straight to your inbox.

Save Recipe Final

Baked Ricotta Dip is for all the cheese lovers. It is the perfect base for you to add all of your favorite fresh herbs and spices to make it your own. Plus there are so many things that you can serve it with it never gets boring.

Make party planning easy with all these amazing appetizer ideas,


MORE DIP RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Old Bay Crab Dip with Cream Cheese | Pepperoni Dip | Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Meal planning printables
Get Our Free Meal Planning Bundle

With over 200 easy and delicious dinner ideas, you'll never have to worry about what to make for dinner again.


What We Love About This White Pizza Dip Recipe

This white pizza dip was incredibly easy to make.  Plus, you could easily mix it up ahead of time and bake it off when you’re ready to eat it so it’s nice and hot.  Or, you could make it in a mini slow cooker to keep it warm. It reminds me of my favorite pizza place’s white pizza. Spicy and delicious but in the form of a dip.

  • 35 Minutes: Five minutes to make and 30 minutes to bake.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 6 ingredient. It is all so full of creamy, cheesy goodness.
  • Family Friendly: Friends and family alike will be dipping in to this warm Baked Ricotta Dip.
  • Adaptable: So many things can be wonderful to add to this dip. Meats, vegetables, spices, etc.
A cast iron pan of the cheese.

Ingredient Notes

  • Whole Milk Ricotta: Adds a rich creaminess to the dip.
  • Sour Cream
  • Fresh Garlic: Two minced cloves of garlic.
  • Garlic Herb Seasoning Mix
  • Cheese: Provolone cheese and Mozzarella cheese, shredded.
Ricotta Cheese for the dip.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Low fat – fat free or low fat versions of the cheeses can be great in this recipe.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Sprinkle on top for more cheesy goodness.
  • Low Salt – You can use low salt versions if your diet requires.

How to Make Ricotta Cheese Dip

These are the basic steps for making white pizza dip. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions. See prep time and total time etc. Check out Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more great appetizer recipes.

Cheese to top the dip.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next, in a bowl combine provolone and mozzarella cheese; then reserve 1/4 cup and set aside.

STEP 2: STIR

Then, add ricotta cheese, sour cream, soup mix and garlic to the cheeses; next blend to combine with a hand mixer (or food processor). Spread mixture into a small baking dish (8×8 square dish or pie plate).

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, spread reserved cheese on top. Then bake for 30 minutes.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Mix the dip and place in the fridge for a day or two and then bake before you are ready to serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This dip can be placed in the freezer, however it may separate or split and therefore try and use up after baking.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Rewarm in the oven or microwave for a minute or two to warm through.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS BAKED RICOTTA DIP RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use low fat versions of the dairy. Try low fat or fat free cheese and sour cream for this dip. Use veggies for dippers.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT HERBS?

Basil, fresh thyme, rosemary or black pepper.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can cut the recipe for date night or double for game night.

WHAT VEGETABLES CAN YOU DIP?

Cucumber slices, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, etc.

A far shot of the top of the dish with crackers.

Expert Tips for Making This Baked Dip Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking or a large Crock Pot.
  • Add Meat: Sausage, Pepperoni, ham or whatever you like.
  • Spice it Up: Try some chilies, red pepper flakes or hot sauce to give it a kick to taste.
  • Add Veggies: Enhance with grilled onions, pepper or mushrooms into the dip.
  • Whipped Ricotta Dip: This dip is perfect with whipped ricotta.
  • Drizzle: Use a infused extra virgin olive oil on top of the baked dip. Lemon Zest or a little lemon juice add great flavor.

What to Serve with Ricotta Cheese Dip

Did you try this recipe?
Click below to leave a review and rating!

A scoop being taken out of the baked ricotta dip.
4.87 from 43 votes

Baked Ricotta Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Baked Ricotta Dip ooey, gooey, cheesy perfection. It is easy to make, delicious to eat and is always a crowd pleaser!
Print Pin Rate Save
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️Did you try this recipe? Please leave a star rating and review below!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 16 oz Sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Herb Seasoning Mix
  • ½ cup Provolone cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl combine provolone and mozzarella cheese; reserve 1/4 cup and set aside.
  • Add ricotta cheese, sour cream, seasoning mix and garlic to the cheeses; stir to combine.
  • Spread mixture into a small baking dish (8×8 square dish or pie plate).
  • Spread reserved cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with baguette slices or crackers.

Expert Tips

    • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking or a large Crock Pot.
    • Add Meat: Sausage, Pepperoni, ham or whatever you like.
    • Spice it Up: Try some chilies, red pepper flakes or hot sauce to give it a kick to taste.
    • Add Veggies: Enhance with grilled onions, pepper or mushrooms into the dip.
    • Whipped Ricotta Dip: This dip is perfect with whipped ricotta.
    • Drizzle: Use a infused extra virgin olive oil on top of the baked dip. Lemon Zest or a little lemon juice add great flavor.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information provided are estimates. To learn more about how I calculate this information go to www.itisakeeper.com/about-its-a-keeper/privacy-disclosure-policies/
PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!Follow Me: @ItsAKeeperBlog or tag #itisakeeper
Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American

Recipes You Might Have Missed

36 thoughts on “Baked Ricotta Dip”

  1. Thanks for linking BOTH your recipes to THIS WEEK’S CRAVING! Please remember to add a link back to one of the hosts, we appreciate it! This white dip looks awesome!

    Also I am having a Giveaway starting tomorrow, please come back and sign up! THANKS!

    Reply
  2. Hi christina and welcome to the hearth and soul hop. I always love when new folks link up so I can check out their blogs. I am now subscribed to your rss feed. I do not see a link back to the hearth and soul hop, so please put that in so more folks can join in the fun. I am sure it is an oversight because I see all the other lovely hops you are participating in. I also adore white pizza and the idea of dipping it for a party is really neat. Alex@amoderatelife

    Reply
  3. Christina…so glad i found you! your link on my tuesday night supper club links back to my page, not yours….you probably want to change it…so people can find this amazing recipe. thanks for linking up—glad to see you!

    Reply
    • Thanks for the heads up, Christy! It’s been one of those days. I added a new link but can’t seem to delete the old one.

      Reply
  4. Not bad. I’ll bet this can be adapted without the packaged seasoning (e.g., for gluten free).

    My friend makes a very similar baked dip using crab meat. One of my favourites.

    Reply
  5. This looks really good. I’m always happy to update my appetizer list. I’m glad you tried it and gave it a thumb’s up for us.

    Reply
  6. This looks amazing!! I’m thinking it would be great for our Halloween party, but adding cheese eyes, nose & mouth cutouts on top so it looks like a jack-o-lantern! Can’t wait to make it!! I’m your newest email subscriber! : )

    Aimee @ justkiddingaroundatlanta

    Reply
  7. yum yum!

    I make a caramelized onion dip that everyone adores!
    This would be a great swap out so I don’t make that every time, yet still get that savory onion flavor!

    YAY!

    Reply
    • You’ll love this dip, Rachel! And, I would love to hear more about your caramelized onion dip–would you want to share the recipe???

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply
  8. Well, everyone loved this dip. It wa the first thing gone and “licked” clean. I did add carmelized onions to it but, that was the only change that I made. Delicious. It’s a keeper.

    Reply
  9. I am going to try this recipe this weekend- We are going to some friends house so, I volunteered to make this–I will let you know what everyone says. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this Recipe