Blintzes are refreshing pancakes that are the perfect breakfast for any occasion! The cream cheese and ricotta filling is irresistible and topped with a sweet berry sauce, this breakfast dish is the ultimate crowd pleaser!
I love fun breakfast recipes because you can have so many different things for breakfast. Sweet or salty, satisfying or light. Whatever the occasion and whatever flavor you fancy, I have the recipes for you! You have to try this easy breakfast casserole, these super tasty breakfast enchiladas and one of my favorites, this amazing blueberry buttermilk breakfast cake.
If you’re wondering what blintz are, I can’t wait to introduce you to it! They are a game changer for breakfast and I know you will love it. They are traditionally a Jewish dish. Blintzes look a lot like a pancake but are a bit thicker and still filled with something. Most of the time you will see them topped with a mixture of cheese like we did here.
They have a flavor similar to a pancake, but I like them a lot more! Maybe it’s because they remind me of stuffed French toast, which I never get tired of. I also like that you can change the flavors to really customize them. You can also top the blintz with fresh fruit or any sauce or jam of your choice. I loved all the ways I made them!
Blintz are such a delicious breakfast! You can make them with pancake batter and stuff them with whatever you want. Here are the ingredients for blintzes the way I like them best. You can find the exact measurements below in the recipe card.
- Whole ricotta cheese: I love ricotta cheese, it’s so rich and creamy! It works very well in this dish.
- Whole cream cheese: Full fat has more flavor and works great in this filling!
- Granulated sugar: Your sugar pantry will work just fine.
- Egg: I always use large grade A eggs in my recipes. You won’t be cooking the egg, so if you’re not comfortable with a raw egg in the filling, you can add a banana instead or leave the egg out of the recipe.
- Vanilla extract: The vanilla extract adds a nice flavor to the cheese and helps bring out all the other flavors in the filling.
- Crepes: I have a pancake recipe linked below in the recipe card that you will follow to make the pancakes for these blintzes. Once you’ve made the pancakes, you can fill them with your cream cheese batter.
The blintzes are so delicious and they’re super fun to put together! It’s a great dish to make with friends and family for breakfast, brunch, or anytime! I even like them as an afternoon snack. This cheese blintzes recipe is going to be your new family favorite, I know it!
- To mix together: In a medium bowl, add the ricotta, cream cheese and sugar. Mix with an electric hand mixer or whisk (or food processor) until well blended.
- Add an egg: Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until everything is incorporated.
- Refrigerate: Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the pancakes.
- To make pancakes : Prepare the pancakes according to the recipe.
- Add padding: To assemble the blintzes, spread about ¼ cup filling in the middle of the side of the pancake closest to you. Fold each side over to cover the filling, then gently roll the blintz up like a burrito.
- Enjoy: Serve with jam and berries and enjoy!
Bake your Blintz
Traditional blintzes are baked after being stuffed with the filling. If you want to finish your blintz in the oven, you won’t be disappointed! The filling becomes warm and so delicious. Here’s how to finish blintzes.
- In the oven: Put your stuffed and rolled blintz on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Then take out of the oven and let cool a little before putting your jam or compote and enjoy!
Blintz can have so many delicious flavors! Imagine what you’d like on your pancakes or your French toast, and I promise you’ll love those same toppings on your blintz. Here are some suggestions that I think you might like!
- Add chocolate: This is obvious in my opinion. Chocolate and cream cheese are meant to be together! You can add chocolate ganache to your blintz instead of jam to make it a dessert.
- Choose your jam: I like to use whatever I have on hand. I try to make jam in the fall when all the fruit is really fresh and ripe, and so my favorite jams for topping are strawberry and peach jam. It is also amazing with blackberry jam, blueberry jam and raspberry jam! I’ve even heard of putting applesauce on top.
- Add to filling: The great thing about cheese filling is that you can really add so many different flavors. You can even use sour cream instead of cream cheese to make it tastier. You can add fresh blueberries or blueberry sauce to make a nice purple colored garnish. The maple syrup adds a sweetness and flavor that I really like. An added strawberry compote would be amazing! Lemon juice or lemon zest is a great way to brighten it up. If you add lemon juice, I would also add a little melted butter to balance out the flavors. Cheese contains salt, making it the perfect pair for all the sweet additions you want.
Fresh blintzes last about a day, so I recommend freezing them if you have to make a lot or make them ahead of time! Here’s how to store your leftover blintz.
- In the refrigerator: You can store your cooked blintzes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. They won’t taste as good after the first day so I recommend eating them fresh.
- In the freezer: You can make this recipe until you pour the sauce over it and freeze the rolled bliztes in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap. They will last about 3 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat them, place the frozen blintzes on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until heated through. Then add the sauce and enjoy!
In a medium bowl, add the ricotta, cream cheese and sugar. Mix with an electric hand mixer until blended.
Add the egg, vanilla extract and mix until everything is incorporated.
Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the pancakes.
Prepare the pancakes according to the recipe.
To assemble the blintzes, spread about ¼ cup filling in the middle of the side of the pancake closest to you. Fold each side over to cover the filling, then gently roll the blintz up like a burrito.
Serve with jam and berries and enjoy!
Portion1blintzcalories107calories (5%)Carbohydrates6g (2%)Protein3g (6%)Fat8g (12%)Saturated fat5g (25%)Polyunsaturated fats0.4gMonounsaturated fat2gtrans fat0.002gCholesterol38mg (13%)Sodium74mg (3%)Potassium42mg (1%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A319UI (6%)Calcium42mg (4%)Iron0.1mg (1%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.