Now if ricotta cheese is so important, it may come in handy to keep in mind its various suitable substitutes. So here are all those substitutes that you can use, and importantly, most are those that you can lay your hands on easily.
One can add herbs, spices, and so on, to flavor the cream. It is also used as a topping for making cookies, cakes, baked potatoes, and as a filling.
Before using tofu as a substitute, it may be necessary to press it to drain out any excess water, and blend it to match its consistency with ricotta. One can add the same spices or herbs that go with ricotta. Tofu can used as a filling in lasagna and in other pasta dishes, in place of ricotta. Even for baking purposes and for making ravioli, manicotti, and cannoli, ricotta can be substituted by tofu. The egg-like flavor of tofu is removed when it is used for baking. It is much higher in protein and lower in fat and cholesterol, as compared to cheese.