Fresh Herb and Ricotta Scones

These perfectly light and fluffy scones are full of fresh herbs and are delicious in place of a dinner roll or as part of a brunch. They’re a great option for those who love a savory bite.

Serves: 8Prep: 20 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, plus more for topping
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1⁄2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2⁄3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp. water


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and sugar. Cut in butter and stir until mixture becomes coarse.
  • Add green onions, parsley, thyme and rosemary. Add ricotta and milk, then stir until just combined.
  • Knead dough on a floured surface, then form into a 10”x10” square. Cut dough into 8 equal triangles, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Serve with butter.