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Old 10-26-2007, 02:30 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Ricotta Meatballs - Recipe Ideas

I lost the whole post, so I'll try again & hope it posts.

Food For Thought

While I haven't tried these yet, I liked the combo of Ricotta and meatballs - wanted to share a few ideas.

It haden't occurred to me to combine ricotta and meatballs until I bumped into this recipe. The Ricotta (& Parmesan) are combined, dropped on top of the meatballs & placed under the broiler.

Big Spicy Meatballs

These appealed to me because the Ricotta is mixed in with the meat (pork) and pancetta; and tomatoes (crushed San Marzanos) are roasted w the balls for about two hours. Here are a few different takes.

Pork-and-Ricotta Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Fennel Seed)

SPAGHETTI WITH RICOTTA MEATBALLS

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Old 10-27-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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hmmm, amy, you've given me an idea. what about making a ricotta, herb, and egg mixture, and using it to stuff the meatballs?

i've used mozarella and other cheeses to stuff meatballs, with varied results. ricotta might work well. thanks.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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never thought of ricotta in meatballs...my bf loves my meatballs, will see if he likes it with ricotta, thanks :)

stuffing meatballs....that sounds quite tasty

*off topic* i am eating a pear and looking at the pic u set for urself....being a sweettoothed kinda girl my pear has lost any and every appeal lol ur picture on the other hand has my utmost attention... YUM
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:03 AM   #4
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i guess u could also use that mix and put it in wonton wrappers and make ravs? i bought a bunch of wrappers and didn't get to use them yet..might have to check the date on them :S
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas/input Buckytom & Rom.

Rom, good to "see" you. Now I have a hankering for pears. You reminded me of pears stuffed w ricotta and chocolate chips. I may need to make a pear & walnut salad (similar to my apple walnut salad) very soon.

Another idea - re ricotta MBs - add spinach to the ground veal or pork w the ricotta, pancetta, egg and crumb mixture.

ETA: Another "take" on ricotta meatballs (made with veal and pancetta), are these chicken, ricotta and chili meatballs.

Chicken ricotta meatballs with tomato chilli salsa

Appreciate the suggestions, as I take a little from this recipe and that recipe, and come up with a whole new recipe.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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for some reason i feel the need to actually make ricotta from scratch, i found a recipe on epicurious lol...its just one of those things lol i will probably end up with a big lot of BLAh but what the heck -- why not lol

pears stuffed with ricotta? another interesting combination....how do u cook those? in the oven?

i have to stop looking at ur pic...seriously....its 10.13 in the morning.....haven't had breakfast...getting real hungry just looking at it ahahaha

*wheres my SPOON!*

so many recipes....so little time :(
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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for some reason i feel the need to actually make ricotta from scratch, i found a recipe on epicurious lol...its just one of those things lol i will probably end up with a big lot of BLAh but what the heck -- why not lol

pears stuffed with ricotta? another interesting combination....how do u cook those? in the oven?

i have to stop looking at ur pic...seriously....its 10.13 in the morning.....haven't had breakfast...getting real hungry just looking at it ahahaha

*wheres my SPOON!*

so many recipes....so little time :(
I've never made ricotta from scratch. If you give it a try let us know how it turns out.

The pears stuffed w ricotta don't need to be cooked. (I have a recipe I want to try where the pears are cooked in Port - but that's a whole other recipe.) Will either send you a pm or post my adaptation.

If you do make your own ricotta from scratch, you can make cannoli (whoo-hoo), or a yummy recipe I recall from WS for ricotta pesto. (Have to look it up again.) Have recipes for chocolate-filled and pumpkin-filled cannolli - from memory- mascarpone mixed w ricotta). If you are interested, I can give you a couple of links. Same here, so many recipes, & so little time to cook.

Yeah, my avatar makes me hungry too. Bring a big virtual spoon & I'll split it with you.
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I was going to make it last nite, then my bf is like come sit with me and then we almost
fell asleep LOL...SOOO TONIGHT i will make ricotta hahahah. If i make it i will tell u how it goes.

pears in port...that sounds REALLY good..i love a good port!~
my mum makes pears cooked in wine with cinnamon and cloves, i think there is sugar but i am not sure..oh mannnnnn YUM pour it over ice cream..oh yeahhh

ricotta cannoli have never had those before...hey links would be great i love trying new stuff!!! its just that thing called time...i don't have much of LOL - there is a commercial on the tv hehehe they are bidding on 26mins, it went into the thousands lol.

mmm cannoli filled with homemade custard (with a bit of baileys or something mixed in it) and fresh cream at the ends mmm (sorry u just made me think of them LOL)

funny u mention ricotta pesto, i think i just sent myself a recipe for that from epicurious..um whats WS?

i really need to stop reading this site when i get to work lol (my IT guy is going to block this site soon i can just tell :( ) i didn't have breakfast yet and it just makes me hungry as...and there ur pic goes again. actually i made choc chip muffins..will go and put them in the microwave to make them all nice and hot and soft
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I was going to make it last nite, then my bf is like come sit with me and then we almost
fell asleep LOL...SOOO TONIGHT i will make ricotta hahahah. If i make it i will tell u how it goes.

pears in port...that sounds REALLY good..i love a good port!~
my mum makes pears cooked in wine with cinnamon and cloves, i think there is sugar but i am not sure..oh mannnnnn YUM pour it over ice cream..oh yeahhh

ricotta cannoli have never had those before...hey links would be great i love trying new stuff!!! its just that thing called time...i don't have much of LOL - there is a commercial on the tv hehehe they are bidding on 26mins, it went into the thousands lol.

mmm cannoli filled with homemade custard (with a bit of baileys or something mixed in it) and fresh cream at the ends mmm (sorry u just made me think of them LOL)

funny u mention ricotta pesto, i think i just sent myself a recipe for that from epicurious..um whats WS?

i really need to stop reading this site when i get to work lol (my IT guy is going to block this site soon i can just tell :( ) i didn't have breakfast yet and it just makes me hungry as...and there ur pic goes again. actually i made choc chip muffins..will go and put them in the microwave to make them all nice and hot and soft
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Recieved, thanks so much!!!!
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