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Ricotta Replacement



Need a low-salt, low-fat replacement for ricotta that isn't as grainy? Try running salt-free cottage cheese through a food processor. While the taste of salt-free cottage cheese isn't good on its own, it makes a great base ricotta replacement. Add a little pepper, an egg white, and any other seasonings you like, and it becomes perfect for lasagna!

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My husband hates ricotta, finding it too grainy, and the salt and fat content is way too high for him to even attempt it. This gives us a quick and easy option that has resulted in his favorite lasagna ever!

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  • I rarely use ricotta. Cottage cheese has always worked for me, without playing games. - by SUNNYARIZONA
  • My mother is famous for her lasagna and is asked for the recipe all of the time. Her secret is cottage cheese instead of ricotta. Even without putting it through a processor, the taste is very good and its a good tip for lower fat versions! - by AROSEE87

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