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Old 10-21-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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Substitutions for ricotta cheese?

I need a substitute ingredient for ricotta.

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Old 10-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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I beleive I have heard of people using cottage cheese in place of ricotta...?
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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I'm just learning about this web site. please bear with me. I need a substitute for ricotta cheese. I thought I saw it, but, I lost it. Is it cottage cheese?
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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It depends on what you are making
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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If I am making lasagna, I sometimes use cottage cheese instead of ricotta if I can't find any - it is not readily available here. But if I were making a dessert that called for ricotta, I would substitute any plain soft goat cheese, or even cream cheese. Depends on what you are making, like Jennyema said.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:50 PM   #6
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Like everyone else has mentioned - it really depends on what you are making. The Cook's Thesaurus Fresh Cheese page has more substitution suggestions than just cottage cheese (scroll down to ricotta cheese). In some cases cream cheese or yogurt might work - but the end results will be different.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:17 PM   #7
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Marscapone cheese is a very good substitute for Ricotta. . .Cream cheese is also pretty good. Marscapone can replace ricotta in many italian food items, such as lasagna, ravioli, etc. . . it has a very thick and creamy consistency, almost like cream cheese.

But as everyone else has mentioned, you have to tell us what in the recipe it is replacing!
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:25 PM   #8
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I need a substitute ingredient for ricotta.
Hi Azgoode,

Why? Sorry, but it is not sufficient to just ask for a substitute - there needs to be a reason. So, why do you need a substitute (?) so that posters might give you good advice!

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