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We are huge football fans in the Freeman household. I’m from Green Bay, WI – a.k.a. Titletown, USA. I also attended a major university with a big-time Division I football program, the same one as my hubby (only decades earlier 😜) who also played football. You won’t catch much else on our TV in the fall and winter. Given how much we like football, I regularly search for yummy dishes I can serve that are quick, easy and delicious. This baked ricotta cheese dip checks all of my boxes.
I know what you’re thinking, ricotta? What about cream cheese or cheddar or something you’re used to eating. Well, I know it might sound strange, but this baked ricotta cheese dip is totally delicious, super easy to make, and is even a healthy alternative to your standard spinach and artichoke dip.
This recipe is perfect for game day because it takes less than 20 minutes to make. You won’t have to miss a minute of the game, and you’ll have a hot appetizer that’s a total crowd-pleaser. Plus, it goes so well with things you should always have on-hand for game day, like crackers and Coca-Cola. I served mine with TRISCUIT crackers and Wheat Thins from my local Kroger store for a great crunch. You could also serve this hot ricotta cheese dip with fresh veggies like carrots and celery.
If you’re hosting a football watch party this fall or even heading to a friend’s house to watch the game, you should definitely try making this hot ricotta cheese dip. It is so easy to make and yet seems like a fancy appetizer. You’ll wow your friends and family and they will love the flavor. The fresh herbs work so well with the rich cheese and they pair so well with crackers.
I hope you enjoy this football season with you family and friends as much as I know I will. If you’re looking for other football party recipe ideas, check out my easy baked brie and shredded bbq chicken sliders.
Baked Ricotta Cheese Dip with Fresh Herbs
32-ounce container of ricotta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
TRISCUIT crackers and Wheat Thins