Overhead shot of hand pouring sauce into bowl with ricotta cubes.

Ontario Ricotta in Brodo

Jun 29 2020
Serves Number Icon Serves 6

This recipe is part of the Savour Ontario at Home recipe collection curated in Spring 2020. Nearly 50 of Ontario's top chefs and culinary personalities personally prepared and photographed signature recipes to help inspire and support cooks at home.

Chef Ryan Campbell shares the recipe for one of his menu favourites at Toronto's Il Covo, Ontario Ricotta in Brodo, a dish of roasted ricotta in aromatic chicken broth with olive oil. 

“First, I love this recipe! This dish has been on our menu since day one and has always been received very well. It’s fair to say it has become our “signature” dish! I like it because I find it quite different than many other cheese-related recipes out there. This recipe is to be served with your favourite homemade chicken broth along with Sarafino’s organic olive oil. A chicken broth is something that is made in almost every culture of cooking—maybe this is why so many consider it very comforting."

Prep 1 HOUR

Chill 2 HOURS



Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) on Bake setting.

Step 2

Place all ingredients except the broth in a KitchenAid or stand mixer with a paddle attachment and whip on high speed for 5 minutes (you can also mix by hand using a spatula—it just takes longer).


Step 3

 Taste for nutmeg and salt, adjusting the seasoning to how you prefer.

Step 4

Layer a baking sheet tray with parchment paper and spread the mix (about 1” thick) across the baking sheet.

Step 5

Bake in oven for 15 minutes (the mix should still be a little jiggly). Then pull the tray from the oven and let cool on your counter-top to room temperature.


Step 6

Once at room temperature, wrap tray with cling film and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight.


Step 7

Once cold, gently transfer the (now firm) tray of cheese mix to your cutting board. Cut your favourite shapes with a cookie-cutter or cut cubes with a knife, then place them onto a new parchment paper-lined tray.


Step 8

Pre-heat oven on Broil setting, then place the tray of ricotta mix in oven and cook for 8 minutes (keep an eye on the colour—you want dark golden brown. Transfer to your serving bowl

Step 9

Meanwhile, warm your chicken broth in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.


Step 10

Once heated, pour the broth over top your golden brown ricotta cut-outs, drizzle with olive oil and enjoy.

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