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Old 08-08-2007, 07:28 AM   #1
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Can I Substitute Ricotta for Cottage Cheese?

I have a baked macaroni and cheese recipe that calls for cottage cheese. This si the one ingredient that I don't have (also calls for cheddar and sour cream) so I was wondering if I could substitute ricotta for it, instead. It calls for 12 oz.

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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I think it would work fine as a sub. It mightbe a little drier than cottage cheese.
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Thanks, Andy! That was my concern, too, since the ricotta I have is low-fat (I think that it's considered the 1/2-way point between part-skim and fat-free). Do you think that would make it too dry?
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You can add some more sour cream for moisture if you think it will be too dry.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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I am certainly no expert but I have substituted cottage cheese for ricotta so wonder if it would be okay in the reverse?
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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I dont see why not if it works in Lasagne it should work in Macaroni
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
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I sub them back & forth all the time. It'll work fine. The only difference you might notice is that ricotta is a tad "sweeter" than cottage cheese. Not sweet as in sugar-sweet, just a slightly sweeter taste than cottage cheese, which is a bit tangier. But if your recipe has sour cream in it, you probably won't notice any difference at all.
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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I should think you could. We always used to sub cottage cheese for ricotta, back in the day when ricotta wasn't so easy to find.
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