I could make a meal of appetizers. When I’m out at a restaurant, I like to order a bunch of appetizers verses a full meal. I love to taste different types of cuisine and experience different types of food. Appetizers allow me to do just that.
When it comes to holidays or dinner parties, my favorite dishes to serve are appetizers. They are often the easiest and they allow people to sample your cooking in a way that literally gives them a little taste of it all.
As we approach this busy holiday season, I wanted to share one of my favorite (and easiest) appetizers with you.
Wow family and friends in a simple way
This Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Ricotta Dip is always a crowd pleaser. It’s a savory dish that tastes rich, smooth and delectable. The ricotta dip is precisely one of those appetizers I could make a meal of.
So what makes this so great?
Ricotta cheese recipe deliciousness
Well, first, I’m a cheese person. When an appetizer includes mostly cheese, it’s always a good start for me.
Second, I love the way the caramelized onions give this ricotta dip a warm, rich flavor. It’s such a different flavor for the ricotta than you might find in something like a traditional lasagna. But yet, it’s still full of flavor and comforting.
Plenty of dipping options
I served the Caramelized Onion, Rosemary Ricotta Dip with some baked, crusty, French bread with garlic olive oil and it was the perfect combination for the creamy dip. I simply coated one side of each slice with garlic olive oil and then baked it at 350 for about 10 minutes. However, it would work with crackers or even vegetables too.
See how I made it in the video below.
This video includes the dip, but it also include a bonus Bacon & Goat Cheese Popover recipe with Whipped Cranberry Butter. You don’t want to miss that either!
Thank you so much for visiting today. You can get the full recipe for the Caramelized Onion, Rosemary Ricotta Dip below and please let me know how you like it if you add this to your menu. I hope you’ll come again.
Happy eating, friends. You can find more of the farmhouse recipes here.
Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Ricotta Dip
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1/2 of a large onion, sliced
- 4 Tbsp. of olive oil, divided
- 2 Tbsp. of butter
- 1.5 Tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 Tbsp. garlic, diced
- 1.5 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- Chopped parsley to top
- Bread for dipping, crackers or chips
- Additional salt and pepper as desired
- Preheat your oven to 350
- In a medium sized pan, add 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and heat through.
- Then add your onions and stir continuously until they start to soften.
- Add the butter to the pan and continue to stir constantly to caramelize the onions and ensure the butter doesn't burn.
- Once done, set aside.
- Add the ricotta cheese to a large bowl.
- Then add in the onions, garlic, rosemary and kosher salt.
- Blend together with a hand mixer or fold everything in together with a spatula.
- Pour everything into an oven safe dish, add any additional salt and pepper at this time.
- Top with the Parmesan cheese and then bake for 20-30 minutes until the cheese has melted and the Ricotta Dip is warm.
- Top with parsley and then stir.
- Add in the last two Tbsp. of olive oil and then add additional parsley as desired.
- Serve with bread, garlic bread, crackers or chips immediately.