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Easy Tofu Ricotta Cheese 7-Ingredients Sweet Simple Vegan

Easy Tofu Ricotta Cheese (7-Ingredients)

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  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups (About 8 servings)


Have you ever made your own vegan cheese before? If not, you’ll be so surprised about how easy it is! This flavor-packed vegan tofu ricotta cheese recipe requires just 7 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make.


  • 14 oz. firm tofu
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon white miso paste*
  • 12 teaspoons dried basil, oregano, parsley or Italian seasoning (optional)
  • ½1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Drain any excess liquid out from the tofu (but do not press). Break the tofu up into small pieces with your hands and add it to a food processor. Add all of the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape the sides of the food processor as needed.


  • If the ricotta is too thick, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of water as needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Store the ricotta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Separation is natural as it sits, just give the ricotta a quick mix before using it.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can try making this ricotta cheese in the blender, though the results will differ. The blender may make it a bit too smooth, so you may need to pulse blend it. Another option is adding everything to a large bowl and mashing it together wither either a fork or a potato masher. This option will not break down the garlic as much as a food processor or a blender, so I would recommend mincing the garlic very finely.
  • You can leave the miso out if you would like. In its place, I would add a tad bit more salt (to taste).
  • If you would like to make this ricotta cheese for a sweet recipe, be sure to leave out the garlic and the herbs.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cheese, Sides
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Italian