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Ricotta Cheese Fritters with homemade Marinara Sauce

Vaishali Nagarajan
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Ricotta Cheese Fritters with homemade Marinara Sauce RECIPE

Crisp on the outside and soft and melting in the inside, these ricotta fritters are sure to make you feel warm and happy.

Recipe Tags

  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Italian
  • Pan fry
  • Appetizers

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For the fritters-
  2. Egg- 1; beaten
  3. Ricotta cheese- 400 grams
  4. Grated nutmeg- ¼ teaspoon
  5. Chilli flakes- ½ teaspoon
  6. Lemon zest- ½ teaspoon
  7. Parmesan cheese- 50 grams
  8. Plain flour- 1 tablespoon
  9. Olive oil- 1 ½ tablespoons
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. For marinara sauce-
  12. Tomato puree- 1 ½ cups
  13. Garlic cloves- 2-3; finely chopped
  14. Red chilli flakes- ½ teaspoon
  15. Basil leaves- 6-7
  16. Dried oregano- ¼ teaspoon
  17. Olive oil- 2 tablespoons
  18. Salt and Pepper- to taste
  19. Sugar- ¼ teaspoon


  1. For marinara sauce- Add the olive oil to a pan and allow to warm. Once warm, add the chopped garlic and fry it for a few seconds and allow it to sizzle but do not let it brown.
  2. Add the tomato puree, red chilli flakes, basil, oregano, a pinch of salt, pepper and allow it to simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the oil is seen on the surface.
  3. Taste it and adjust the salt and pepper accordingly. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool a little. Meanwhile make the fritters.
  4. For ricotta fritters- Add the ricotta cheese to a bowl and to it and add all the other ingredients except olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and give the mixture a taste to check for salt and pepper.
  5. If not, adjust it accordingly. Divide the mixture into 8 parts and roll into balls. Flatten it to get even sized fritters.
  6. Add the olive oil to a skillet and allow it to become hot. Pan fry the fritters until golden brown on both sides. Use two spatulas for easy handling. Serve the fritters with the marinara sauce.

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Kanak Patel
Kanak Patel   Aug-10-2016

Looks so amazing!

Ambreen Faridi
Ambreen Faridi   Jul-27-2016

such amazing recipes! Im a fan :)

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