Homemade Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese Recipe (Gluten Free)

Not everyone heals by going gluten-free alone. If your symptoms persist, try going dairy-free as well. Using this dairy free ricotta cheese recipe is a step in the right direction. I tested this recipe alongside real ricotta cheese and the only difference was that the homemade version had a little more flavor to it. It’s simply delicious!

If you cannot find extra firm tofu, use a tofu press to make the tofu drier and firmer.

Homemade Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese Recipe (Gluten Free)

Yield: Makes approximately 9 ounces

Homemade Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese Recipe (Gluten Free)

A smooth homemade cheesy gluten-free and dairy-free ricotta cheese recipe. You may never go back to dairy ricotta even if you don't need dairy-free. Use in lasagna or to top pizza.


  • 8 ounces cubed extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons nutritional yeast (gluten-free)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons neutral-flavored oil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt, as desired


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Start with only 1/8 teaspoon of salt and add more if desired. Using 1/4 cup cashews makes a substitute for whole milk dairy ricotta cheese. To create a lower-fat version, use as little as 2 tablespoons of cashews. Using 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast creates a little more cheesy flavor than traditional ricotta. You may begin by adding only 2 teaspoons, and then an additional teaspoon if desired.
  2. Cover and refrigerate to store. Use in lasagna, cannoli filling, and on pizza.

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2 Replies to “Homemade Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese Recipe (Gluten Free)”

  1. This dairy free ricotta is a life saver! I used it in a lasagna and could not tell the difference to regular. And using the shelf stable boxed tofu means I can keep the ingredients on hand.

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