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Cheese Crisps with Ricotta Dip

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 dozen (1-1/2 cups dip)

This Italian-style appetizer is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. My kids gobble up the crisps even without the fruity dipping sauce!
Cheese Crisps with Ricotta Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 3 slices pancetta or bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil


  1. In a small skillet, cook pancetta in oil over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Drop Parmesan cheese by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets about 1 in. apart. Sprinkle with pancetta. Bake at 400° for 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove from pans.
  3. Combine ricotta cheese and preserves; sprinkle with basil. Serve with crisps.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 68 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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