Soft Ricotta Cheese

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This “ricotta” fooled even my most skeptical taste testers. It’s great for a filler in other recipes, or can be eaten plain on crackers! Try it in the Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells recipe.. it’s my favorite.

Soft Ricotta Cheese

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian


  • Food processor or blender


  • 1 Package of Extra Firm Tofu 14oz. drained and pressed
  • Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • ½-1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion diced


  • Drain tofu and press between two towels with a heavy object on top for 10 minutes.
  • Cook the sweet onion in a pan over medium heat until translucent. Do not use oil. Splash water to prevent burning.
  • Transfer onion and tofu into food processor along with all other ingredients. Blend until smooth.


The food processor will push all ingredients to the outer portion of the blades. Use a spoon to push everything back to the center to insure mixture is blending. 
Keyword cheese, comfort food, sauce
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  1. ninaisrad says:

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and added some lemon juice. It was amazing!! My first time ever making a plant based cheese, it was easy and delicious. Will use this recipe for future use 10/10

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