Ricotta is a creamy, slightly sweet, fresh cheese that is the smooth Italian cousin of cottage cheese. It can be a new post op's very best friend - it's not just a short term love but a long term relationship.

I adore ricotta as a nine year post op. Early on when we are trying to find foods to rely on that don't cause nausea, ricotta is often that first taste of heaven after days of liquids.


  • Ricotta
  • Tomato Basil Sauce - jar or homemade


  • Place a scoop of cold ricotta in a shallow bowl and spoon warm homemade tomato basil sauce over and around; the result is off the chain good.

For post ops that are having a hard time letting go of pasta, I invite them to try ricotta as a base for a ladle of hearty meat sauce and a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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