reduced-fat ricotta cheese

Baked spinach and ham pancakes

You can cook the pancakes well in advance. Assemble the whole dish, then bake just before serving. The pancakes are made with half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour to be light yet higher in fibre than regular pancakes.

Chicken and beet salad

Roast chicken and ruby red beets are a mouth-watering combination, and white kidney beans and fresh mixed salad greens add...


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Carrot tart

Carrots make a great filling for a tart because they are sweet and colourful. Here the smooth and creamy filling...


Blueberry Cheesecake

Compared with most cheesecakes, this version of blueberry cheesecake isn't particularly high in fat, as it uses low-fat cottage cheese...


Iced Fairy Cakes

Iced fairy cakes are easy to prepare and always popular with children. Using ricotta cheese in the topping makes a...

Roast Herb and Garlic Chicken

Rather than rubbing butter over chicken before roasting, here a paste of fresh herbs and reduced-fat ricotta cheese is pushed...


Chicken and Spinach Roulades

Fresh spinach, roasted red pepper, ricotta and a touch of Parmesan together make a fantastic filling for tender chicken roulades....

Seafood Lasagna

Packed with vegetables, this seafood lasagna is a superb vitamin-rich, nutritious meal. Choose vegetables that are fresh and in season,...


Herbed Polenta with Gorgonzola

Broiled slices of herbed polenta topped with a creamy, melting mixture of Gorgonzola and ricotta cheeses is a delicious dish,...


Chicken and Ricotta Cannelloni

Cannelloni are often filled with rich beef or veal mixtures, but this lighter version uses chicken with fresh vegetables. The...


Spaghetti Carbonara with Roasted Tomato Salad

This version of the all-time favourite spaghetti carbonara makes use of low-fat dairy products and dry-cured ham instead of bacon...

Squash, Ricotta and Sage Gnocchi

There are numerous versions of gnocchi. Here a flour-based dough of mashed squash and ricotta cheese, flavoured with sage and...