Roasted Potatoes with Ricotta

Try this side with pork chops or steak and sliced tomatoes.

  • Servings: 4
Roasted Potatoes with Ricotta

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds small new potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon, finely grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place potatoes in center of a 3-foot-long piece of foil. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bring long sides of foil together and fold edges over, then tightly crimp ends to create a packet. Roast on a baking sheet until cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut a small X on top of each with a paring knife and gently squeeze open. Dollop about 1 teaspoon ricotta mixture into each. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over potatoes.

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