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Ricotta cheese burgers – try to resist!

Ricotta cheese – a versatile ingredient.

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Ricotta burger/pancakes – still hot in the pan.

Ricotta cheese is not something you would be likely to go to for making a stack of burgers. Often when we are wondering what to make a burger with, it’s traditionally mince of some sort. But have you thought about changing it up a bit? And making these burgers, which are sort of like a pancake cross? The texture is lighter than meat or lentil burger, and fuller than a pancake. Haven’t really thought of a new food term to describe them yet!

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All done in 25 minutes!

They don’t take any time at all to throw together. You could make them for a lunch on a weekend. Or, I love making a batch and having a couple for breakfast, with a poached egg on top. Honestly, what a great way to start a busy day.

And yep, I know the photo might not be the best. But I had to quickly take it just as they came off the heat, otherwise they would have disappeared! When you make them, you’ll see what I mean.

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Ricotta burgers

Lydia Nuttall
These are a cross between a pancake and a burger! Low carb, high flavour and layer with so many different options
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4 people
Calories 321 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • large fry pan
  • flat spatula


  • 400 g firm ricotta
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until you have a smooth batter.
  • Heat a large non stick fry pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. Scoop out a heaped tablespoon of batter at a time, and place gently in the pan. Don't overcrowd it or you wont be able to turn them over. I usually do 3 at a time.
  • Cook on one side for about 2 minutes, and then turn and cook for another 2, or until light golden brown and slightly puffed up.
  • These will freeze when cooked, if layered between baking paper and put in a zip lock bag.


Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 22gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 722IUCalcium: 379mgIron: 2mg
Keyword burgers, cheese, pancakes
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Here’s another way to change these up! I make my own ricotta because it’s literally just full cream milk curdled with vinegar. So the other day, I used Goat’s milk, and the result was great! It made the flavour different in the burgers – slightly more tangy, so went really well with the caramelised onions put on top. Super good.