Spuma di Mortadella Recipe

A couple of weekends past, I met with one of my popular blogger friends, Baby & Life, Yashy to celebrate her husband’s birthday. I don’t get out too often so it felt unreal to leave our home at 7pm to head to down to one of Toronto’s hippest joints, Birreria Volo. What a swell night of conversation, cheers, food and bevvies. Birreria Volo offers food, tapa’s style and an amazing beer list and fine Italian wines. I am officially hooked! One of the tapas I ordered was Mortadella Whipped Butter with Ricotta Spuma. It was amazing and I knew I had to make this at home. It’s such a tasty appetizer that takes minutes to prep and will be a hit at your future party!
My one twin loved it, she licked the spoon clean too.  I made garlic bread at home and spooned it carefully and enjoyed it with a glass of red wine.  But toast a baguette, add your own whipped butter and master the ‘quenelle” technique and wow your guests.

All you need is a food processor, mortadella, parmesan cheese, cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper!  Enjoy!  Check out more delicious mortadella pairings such as this mortadella mousse recipe on Cooking~ New York Times and other ways to enjoy spuma di mortadella on “We Are Never Full“.

Spuma di Mortadella

  • 12 oz (349 grams) mortadella, cubed
  • 4 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • (optional) pinch of nutmeg, salt & pepper
  • 2 oz Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggigano)
  1. Pulse the mortadella in a food processor until finely ground. Add ricotta, Parmigiano and cream. Blend until smooth. Add nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with thin slices of toasted ciabatta.


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  1. Sapana V | 3rd Mar 17

    This Spuma di Mortadella looks delicious. I will try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Erica | 7th Mar 17

    I hope you do! Let me know what you think.

  3. Wendy Hutton | 5th May 17

    thi slooks delicious, going to add this to my must try recipe list

  4. kathy downey | 5th May 17

    Spuma di Mortadella looks totally delicious,thanks

  5. Victoria Ess | 8th May 17

    That looks so flavourful!!

  6. Tricia Hope | 10th May 17

    Wow this recipe is awesome,will be making it for our first BBQ coming up.Thanks for sharing!

  7. kathy downey | 10th May 17

    We made this last night for game night and it was a huge hit!

    • Erica | 12th May 17

      Yay!!!! So good to hear. I loved when I first tried at a restaurant so I had to recreate it for home.

  8. June Murphy | 11th May 17

    I like that this recipe has only a few ingredients so it would be easy to make. @MamaAshMBA

  9. Janet M | 19th May 17

    This would be perfect for a summer lunch.

  10. Laurie P | 25th May 17

    hmmm, not sure how I feel about this, Freshly sliced mortadella sandwiches were a big part of my childhood, not sure I’d like it any other way.

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