#TikTok Ricotta Toast Recipes To Try Right Now

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ricotta toast with cherry tomatoes and herbs on wooden board
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Move over avo toast — there’s a new contender for a brunch favourite in town! TikTok influencers are all about ricotta toast recipes right now, with each one looking creamier and more delicious than ever. Have a sweet tooth? Slather this creamy spread on toast and top with tangy berries or even fresh figs when they’re in season. A little sprinkle of sea salt gives your morning breakfast a savoury note. Ready to capture some new content for your TikTok channel? Here are five easy ricotta toast recipes that look, and taste, good!  

What is ricotta cheese?

ricotta cheese, bread and fresh figs on a cheese board
(Credit: Aistė Sveikataitė [cropped] / Pexels)
Ricotta cheese is a type of Italian whey cheese commonly made from leftover whey during the production of other cheeses such as mozzarella. Texture and taste wise, it is fluffy, light, and slightly grainy with a hint of sweetness. Ricotta cheese is best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze it to make it last for up to three months.

Ricotta toast trend on TikTok

@lizzo

OK YALL CONVINCED ME 😆 RICOTTA TOAST IS THE NEW AVOCADO TOAST

♬ original sound – lizzo

Before we dive into it, here’s singer-songwriter Lizzo’s take on the ricotta toast trend that made it go wild. She made her rendition with tomatoes, rocket salad leaves, honey and salt and pepper!

Sweet ricotta cheese toast recipes

1. Peach ricotta toast recipe

@tasty

Ricotta toast with 🍑 #ricottatoast #peaches #hothoney

♬ Italian Love Story – ILYA TRUHANOV

For a refreshing midday pick me up, try this juicy peach ricotta cheese toast recipe that’ll satisfy your sweet cravings. Peaches are a seasonal fruit, harvested between July and August. The season is relatively short, so seize the opportunity to enjoy it as much as you can! Alternatively, you can go for canned peaches (available on Shopee Supermarket) that’s available all year round. 

Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Servings: 1

Recipe ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of toasted bread of choice
  • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 – 3 tbsp ricotta cheese per slice of toast
  • 1 whole peach, sliced
  • Mint leaves, chopped
  • Honey

Recipe instructions:

  1. Add a pat of unsalted butter (available on Shopee Supermarket) in a frying pan 
  2. Take a piece of sourdough bread (available on Shopee Supermarket) and add it to the pan of bubbly melted butter 
  3. Grill the bread evenly on both sides, until golden-brown on Slather generously with ricotta cheese (available on SgPrimeMart)
  4. Top it off with fresh, sliced peaches (available on Lotus Grocery), chopped mint leaves (available on Shopee Supermarket) and a drizzle of honey (available on Shopee Supermarket)

2. Roasted grapes on ricotta toast recipe

@everything_delish

Roasted grapes & thyme on ricotta toast! IB: @ainttooproudtomeg #ricottatoast #grapes #recipe #foodontiktok #ricotta

♬ Stuck in the Middle – Tai Verdes

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Whether you’re a fan of fresh grapes or green grape-flavoured soju (hands up if you’re a fan like us!), here’s a way to enjoy grapes that you might not have thought of — lightly roasted, to bring out a deeper sweetness and a beautiful caramelised flavour. Not only does it look even better than fresh grapes in your TikTok video, it’s also a versatile snack that can be mixed in salads, or added to ice cream or used as a condiment

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1

Recipe ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of toast
  • 2 – 3 tbsp ricotta cheese per slice of toast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • A bunch of seedless red grapes, separated
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Salt
  • 1 – 2 tbsp honey

Recipe instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees celsius
  2. Place seedless red grapes (available on GrocerKing Official Store) on a sheet pan
  3. Add a drizzle of olive oil (available on Shopee Supermarket) and give it a good toss
  4. Place fresh thyme (available on SG Organic) on top of the grapes
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until the grapes blister  Spread ricotta cheese generously on your toast 
  6. Add the roasted grapes on top, and arrange the thyme neatly 
  7. Drizzle honey and add a sprinkle of flakey sea salt

Savoury ricotta toast recipes

3. Ricotta cheese avo toast recipe

@talikhoshbin

ricotta avo toast 🥑 #ricottatoast #avocadotoast #asmr #loop

♬ Dream – The Pied Pipers

They say that ricotta toast is the new avocado toast. But this recipe lets you enjoy the best of both worlds in just three simple steps. Whether you’re in a rush to have a nutritious breakfast in the morning or need a filling snack after your gym sesh, this quick recipe can be your go-to. What’s more, this ricotta toast is perfect for those who can’t live without spice, as the recipe incorporates chilli flakes and hot honey that gives it a kick!

Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time:
Servings: 1

Recipe ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of toast
  • 2-3 tbsp of ricotta cheese
  • 1 whole avocado, thinly sliced
  • Chilli flakes
  • Hot honey

Recipe instructions:

  1. Toast your bread of choice in a toaster (available on Odette Official Store) or pan fry it with butter 
  2. Spread ricotta cheese over the toast
  3. Assemble sliced avocado (available on GrocerKing Official Store) on the ricotta toast, sprinkle chilli flakes (available on Shopee Supermarket) and finish with a drizzle of hot honey (available on Missy Mart).

4. Whipped ricotta cheese toast with roasted tomatoes & balsamic recipe

@bamboooyah

whipped ricotta, roasted tomatoes and balsamic toast🍅🌱 I wish I had basil😩 #toast #toasttuesday #breakfast #breakie #brekkie #brunch #sourdough

♬ Jake25.17 sound – 🦋Olivia🦋

One of the most classic ways to enjoy ricotta toast is with roasted tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, as they balance perfectly with their sweet and tangy flavour profiles. This recipe stands out from the rest as it uses whipped ricotta cheese that’s smooth and creamy — note that you’ll need a food processor or blender for this!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1

Recipe ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of toast
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp basil leaves, chopped (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Recipe instructions:

  1. Whip the ricotta cheese up using a blender (available on Cornell Singapore Official Store) or a food processor (available on Mayer Official Store) until smooth
  2. Preheat oven to 230 degree celsius
  3. Mix cherry tomatoes (available on Shopee Supermarket), 1 tablespoon of olive oil, basil leaves (available on Shopee Supermarket), salt and pepper on a sheet pan
  4. Roast it in the oven for 15 minutes
  5. Pan fry bread with the remaining olive oil
  6. Spread whipped ricotta cheese on top of bread
  7. Top it off with roasted tomatoes and balsamic glaze (available on Shopee Supermarket)

5. Pesto eggs ricotta toast recipe

@themodernnonna

Ricotta Pesto Eggs #pestoeggs #ricotta #ricottacheese #ricottatoast #sundriedtomatoes #pestoeggssandwhich #pestoegg #breakfastideas #breakfast

♬ Darling – Trees and Lucy

Pesto eggs — another viral food trend that took TikTok by storm. If eggs are your ride or die, this pesto egg ricotta toast recipe is for you. The combination of herbs, cheese and eggs make the dish extra aromatic, and gives you a burst of flavours with each bite. This hot grub is filling enough to be your breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is especially convenient if you’re cooking up a meal for one!

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1

Recipe ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp of ricotta cheese per toast
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of sun dried tomato pesto
  • Salt 
  • Dried oregano

Recipe instructions:

  1. Add sun dried tomato pesto (available on Shopee Supermarket) and eggs to a pan (available on Shopee Supermarket) and let it cook for 2 minutes
  2. Sprinkle a dash of salt and dried oregano (available on Shopee Supermarket)
  3. Toast your favourite bread and spread ricotta cheese over it
  4. Place a pesto egg on each of the toasts and sprinkle with herbs of choice

Homemade ricotta cheese recipe

homemade ricotta cheese with lemon and steam milk in pot with ladle
(Credit: Caio [cropped] / Pexels)
The best way to enjoy ricotta cheese is to make it from scratch — so you can enjoy it at its freshest. It may sound daunting to make cheese yourself, but this recipe is simple and easy to follow! All you’ll need is three ingredients: whole milk, lemon juice and salt. Alternatively, you can replace lemon juice with white vinegar (available on Shopee Supermarket), which would make ricotta cheese that pairs better with savoury ingredients.

Pro tip: Avoid using skim milk (available on Shopee Supermarket) or non-fat milk as they do not separate easily into curd and whey. Also note to avoid milk labeled “UHT”, which refers to ultra-pasteurised milk which is unsuitable for ricotta cheese recipes. 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Recipe ingredients:

  • 2.3L whole milk
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Recipe instructions:

  1. Heat up the whole milk (available on Shopee Supermarket) in a pot over medium heat and let it steam, giving it an occasional stir. When it gets foamy and little bubbles start to form on the edge of the pan, remove it from the heat. This typically takes about 20 minutes. If you have a kitchen thermometer (available on Leifheit Official Store), monitor the temperature and heat it to 85 degree celsius.
  2. Add salt and lemon juice squeezed from approximately 2 lemons (available on Shopee Supermarket) and stir gently
  3. Cover the pot with a lid and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes
  4. Once done, use a spoon to dip in and check if the milk has separated into milky white curds and yellow whey. If it does not curdle, add an additional tablespoon of lemon juice.
  5. Scoop out large curds with a slotted spoon (available on Brund by SCANPAN Official Store) into a strainer lined with cheesecloth (available on EAT ORGANIC) with a bowl underneath. 
  6. Pour the remaining curd and whey through the strainer and leave it to drain. For an easy-to-spread consistency, drain it for 3-5 minutes. Use immediately or store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Whip up these easy ricotta toast recipes

From exotic roasted grapes to wholesome pesto eggs, these ricotta toast recipes are sure to take your breakfast nosh up a notch. Plus, this is a foolproof way to impress when you have guests over! Make your ricotta toast experience even better with this coconut shake recipe to beat the heat. In addition, check out these quick air fryer recipes for more easy-to-prep meals! Get your groceries delivered straight to your doorstep when you shop on Shopee Supermarket, where you can find a wide array of ingredients, snacks, drinks and even home appliances

This article was updated on 26 September 2021. Additional research done by Fatimah Tasmeem. 


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