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Baked Ricotta with Lemon and Capers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
You could add an egg to this dish and get a puffier result - just make sure you bake the mixture in a straight-sided pan. To make recipe a little lighter, you could use part-skim ricotta cheese, but you’ll miss the luxurious richness of the cheese. This is an appetizer or snack, so go for the whole milk version and share it with friends.
From Air Fry Genius by Meredith Laurence
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Feeds a Crowd, Capers, Entertaining, party food, Make Ahead, Dips
Servings: 6
Calories: 152 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 7- inch pie dish or cake pan
  • cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons capers rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 380ºF.
  2. Combine the ricotta cheese, lemon zest, rosemary, red pepper flakes, capers, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk together well. Transfer to a 7-inch pie dish and place in the air fryer basket. You can use an aluminum foil sling to help with this by taking a long piece of aluminum foil, folding it in half lengthwise twice until it looks like it is about 26-inches by 3-inches. Place this under the pie dish and hold the ends of the foil to move the pie dish in and out of the air fryer basket. Tuck the ends of the foil beside the pie dish while it cooks in the air fryer.
  3. Air-fry at 380ºF for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned in spots.
  4. Remove from the air fryer and immediately sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Drizzle a little more olive oil on top and add some freshly ground black pepper and some lemon zest as garnish. Serve warm with pita chips or crostini.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Ricotta with Lemon and Capers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.