Baked Ricotta

One of these was actually my lunch today! I absolutely love ricotta, so I gave this a shot. You really could play with the ingredients, but I went for a lemon basil savory recipe. I really wouldn’t change much at this point. I’m tempted to use a bacon spoon with these in order to up the protein a bit.

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz ricotta cheese (choose whatever kind has the lowest net carb count)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of one small lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh finely chopped basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 lemon slices (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 4 1/2 cup ramekins.

Beat all ingredients together either with a fork or a mixer.  Using a half cup measure, portion out the mixture equally into the ramekins.  Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Top with lemon slices (optional).