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Pumpkin Ricotta Toast

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Category: pumpkin recipes
  • Method: bake; sauté
  • Cuisine: american


  • Pumpkin honey ricotta:
    1 16 oz. container of whole-milk or part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. honey + extra for drizzling on top
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. salt

Pumpkin ricotta toasts:

  • Pumpkin honey ricotta
  • 4 slices of sourdough
  • 1 ½ cup cubed butternut squash
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • small bunch of fresh sage leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place cubed ricotta on a baking sheet. Roast with a splash of olive oil and salt for 15 minutes until tender.
  2. To make the pumpkin honey ricotta, use a cheesecloth to gently remove excess liquid from the ricotta cheese.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor add the ricotta cheese, pumpkin puree, honey, lemon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Pulse for 25-30 seconds max until mixture is completely combined and smooth.** Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan lightly toast the pumpkin seeds and pine nuts. Once they become fragrant and slightly golden they are done. Remove from pan and set side.
  5. Next, add olive oil to the pan and toast the sage until dark green and crispy, careful not to burn. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Finally add the roasted butternut squash to the pan and saute until the edges are toasted on one side.
    To assemble the toasts, toast sourdough slices in a toaster or cast iron pan and top with 2-3 tbsp. pumpkin honey ricotta, toasted butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and crispy sage. Drizzle with additional honey and enjoy!


**Because we want the texture of the ricotta to be really smooth and whipped like it’s important not to over process the mixture once you’ve combined everything into a food processor. Just a couple of pulses will do the trick!

Pumpkin honey ricotta can be kept covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Keywords: pumpkin ricotta toast; pumpkin toast; squash toast