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The Easiest Tofu Ricotta To use On Everything, Like pizza!


Make it and thank me later 😉 A healthier recipe for vegan cheese that also happens to be high in protein. This tofu ricotta recipe with keep you satisfied longer while pleasing your taste buds. Creamy, flavorful and a perfect vegan cheese recipe for pizza, stuffed into pasta shells, in lasagna or a sandwich. Thin it out for the easiest recipe for vegan cheese sauce! this is one versatile recipe!

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High protein recipe for vegan cheese

Being plant-based or dairy-free nowadays is so much easier then it was a few years ago. The amount of dairy-free and vegan cheeses available are plentiful. However, what I have found is that many of these products are full of not so nice ingredients or are mainly just oil and spices. Life is about balance so I don’t fret consuming these once in a while, but I wanted a healthier alternative for my family. Especially for my son with gut issues. So I am always hunting for recipes for vegan cheese sauces! Especially a vegan cheese recipe for pizza!

Making vegan cheese at home is actually VERY easy. This recipe uses just a few whole food ingredients for a cleaner and healthier alternative to store-bought tofu ricotta versions. Using tofu is a great choice because you can achieve a creamy texture without needing much oil, or any if you prefer it that way.

Plus you can get a higher protein cheese to help balance out your meals and keep you satisfied for longer.

Made with simple ingredients

This easy vegan cheese recipe is made with just a few simple whole food ingredients. It uses just one bowl (the food processor) and can be made in less than 10 minutes. A great last-minute dinner recipe that you can use on almost anything.

Here is what you need to make tofu ricotta:

  • Extra-firm tofu
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Plant milk
  • Olive oil
  • Dill

8 ingredients you likely already have at home. You can also sub in spinach for dill or leave the nutritional yeast out and add mustard. Don’t be afraid to experiment if you are missing ingredients, except for the tofu! that one is kind of necessary!

Prep shot of the ingredients to make vegan tofu ricotta on a cutting board
top down view of vegan tofu ricotta being made in a food processor

A versatile recipe to add to your meal plan

The best thing about this vegan cheese recipe is its versatility! Need a meal plan for the week. Well here are 4 recipes you can make with this recipe for vegan tofu ricotta! Also if you are looking for a more creamy recipe for a vegan cheese sauce you can add a bit more plant milk to thin this recipe out and use as mac and cheese!

  • Stuffed pasta shells with tofu ricotta
  • Easy lasagna smothered in a vegan cheese sauce
  • Veggie Pizza topped with tofu ricotta veggie pizza
  • Tofu ricotta sandwich
  • Mac and cheese (by thinning out this recipe with more plant milk)
Top down view of tofu ricotta stuffed pasta shells
Tofu stuffed pasta shells
Top down view of vegan gluten free lasagna ready to be cut topped with a recipe for vegan cheese sauce
Lasagna with vegan cheese sauce made from tofu ricotta
Close up shot of vegan and gluten free pizza topped with veggies and vegan tofu ricotta. A easy recipe for vegan cheese for pizza
Tofu ricotta pizza

How to store

To store this recipe just place into a sealed container in the fridge. It should keep for 4 days. do not freeze it otherwise the texture with change and become grainy. To use simply remove from the fridge and add to lasagna, pizza or use as a spread for your sandwhich!

Anyhoo thank you for reading and I hope you liked this easy vegan cheese sauce recipe. If you are looking for more easy simple vegan and gluten-free family recipes be sure to check out these:

The easiest tofu ricotta recipe

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Made with a few whole food ingredients you likely already have, this recipe for vegan cheese is delicious and super satisfying. High in protein, made with clean ingredients for a healthy and delicious vegan cheese, you can add to almost anything.
Pizza, stuffed into pasta, lasagna or pizza. You decide!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan, vegetarian
Keyword: tofu ricotta, vegan cheese pizza, vegan cheese recipe, vegan cheese sauce
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 121kcal


  • 1 extra firm tofu
  • 1 bunch dill
  • ½ cup oat milk (or soy)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Place all the ingredients in to a food processor. Blend until well combined.
  • Use right away or place tofu ricotta into a sealed container in the fridge. Will last 4 days in the fridge. Do not freeze.
Food processor


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg
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