Tofu 'Ricotta' Recipe -
Tofu 'Ricotta' Recipe
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Tofu 'Ricotta'

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"A vegan alternative to ricotta for lasagna."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Blend tofu, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and lemon juice in a blender until combined. Stream olive oil into the tofu mixture while blending until your obtain the desired consistency.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2013

Used this in my veggie lasagna recipe and it turned out great! Thanks so much for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2014

unfortunately this didn't hit the spot for me :( it made my lasagna pretty plain.. idk what nutritional yeast tastes like or if it would have saved this.. but it just didn't work for us


10 Ratings

Dec 29, 2013

This was absolutely wonderful! I've tried it both ways - with a bit of nutritional yeast and without - and it was great both times. Perfect in a vegan lasagna!

Aug 12, 2013

This is fantastic! My husband and dairy-aficionado brother loved it. Both agreed that they wouldn't have noticed it wasn't real ricotta if I hadn't told them.

Dec 09, 2013

I made it and loved it! My husband didn't even know the difference. I used the Ricotta inside a vegan lasagna and was perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

May 27, 2014

This worked beautifully in a homemade lasagna. Works well with substitutions too! I also added about a tablespoon of whey powder for a more full/convincing dairy taste. My boyfriend thought it was cheese! win! :) UPDATE: I actually prefer this using vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Also, nutritional yeast pretty much makes everything better. ;)

Jan 27, 2015

A wonderful option for vegan/dairy free Italian lovers! I used the tofu ricotta to stuff eggplant rollatini and it was perfect! My husband had no idea it wasn't cheese and ended up cleaning the food processor with a spatula! Thank you for a great addition to our recipe collection!

Sep 10, 2014

Easy, excellent, and a great way to use up the tofu! Will make again and try it with the yeast and in a calzone!


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  • Calories
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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