15 minute Ricotta Donuts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

An easy and quick mini donut recipe made with ricotta cheese. A delicious breakfast or dessert recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ricotta donuts
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
  • 350 grams ricotta or fresh farmers cheese
  • 300 grams all purpose flour + more for flouring the working surface
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg if needed
  • 4 egg yolks can be replaced with 1 whole egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Oil for frying
To serve:
  • Powdered sugar or Chocolate Ganache
  1. Place all ingredients (350 grams ricotta, 300 grams flour, 1 egg, 4 egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, & ¼ tsp salt) into a bowl and either with your hands or with the paddle attachment of your mixer, mix together until it comes together. If your mixture looks too dry, beat 1 egg and add enough of the egg to bring it together.

  2. Pinch off a piece of dough and roll into a walnut size ball. Alternatively you can roll the dough to 1 inch thickness on a well floured surface and cut out 2 inch circles.
  3. Heat around 2-3 inches of oil over medium heat in a heavy bottomed pan or cast iron pot until 350F. Drop several balls into the hot oil and allow to golden up on one side before turning for the other side to fry. Do not overcrowd as the donuts expand when they fry. Once golden on both sides, remove donuts with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate. Allow to cool just slightly and dust with powdered sugar rolling the donuts to allow them to be coated completely.
Recipe Notes

Serve as is with powdered sugar, or serve with Chocolate Ganache on the side (click for full recipe & instructions on how to make it) . Enjoy with tea, coffee or your drink of choice!

Nutrition Facts
15 minute Ricotta Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.