A different sort of snack or party food, baked ricotta is easy to make, filling and low in fat.

You will need:

250g tub of ricotta

1 egg

1/2 or 1 teaspoon chili powder or flakes (according to taste)

1 teaspoon thyme leaves

salt and pepper

spray olive oil

Crackers, sliced vegetables or bread to serve


Heat your oven to 180 Celsius on fan oven.
Spray a loaf pan with olive oil.
Mix the ricotta, egg, chili, thyme as well as a pinch of salt and pepper together. I left it out, but you can also add 1/3 cup of Parmesan or other grated hard cheese. Pour into the loaf pan.
Spray the top of your mixture with olive oil.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set and browning at the top.
Serve with vegetable crudités or crackers/bread. You could also add some chutney and grapes or serve with a cheese/deli platter.

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