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Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

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Learn how to make our smooth, creamy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake, a delicious dessert option that’s both easy and high in protein. Topped with a simple, sugar-free strawberry sauce, it’s the perfect dessert that everyone will love.

Cottage Cheese Cheescake

If you love cheesecake but want a lighter option, our Cottage Cheese Cheesecake is perfect for you! With just a few basic ingredients, you can create a delicious dessert that’s packed with protein, making it a healthy choice for any occasion.

We love cottage cheese recipes, and just like our famous cottage cheese ice cream, cottage cheese mousse, and cottage smoothie, this recipe uses cottage cheese to create a gluten-free dessert that’s high in protein and super delicious.

Just picture a creamy, protein-packed cheesecake topped with a sugar-free strawberry sauce—simple, satisfying, and absolutely irresistible!

Why You’ll Love This Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

  • Energy boost: Feel fuller and more energetic with a dessert that’s packed with protein.
  • Perfect Texture: Enjoy the smooth, velvety texture of cottage cheese cheesecake that melts in your mouth
  • Versatile Recipe: Customize your cheesecake with various toppings or sauces, making each bite uniquely delicious.
  • Simple to Make: Prepare this dessert with ease using basic ingredients and easy instructions.
  • Kid-Friendly: Kids will love the creamy texture and sweet flavor, making it a great way to sneak in some protein.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a family gathering or a solo treat, cottage cheese cheesecake is always a hit.
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

Ingredients Needed 

This cottage cheese cheesecake recipe is super easy to make and requires only a few naturally low-carb ingredients that are easy to find. Here is a list of everything you will need:

For the Crust

  • Almond Flour – Look for finely ground almond flour for a smooth texture.
  • Butter – Adds richness and helps bind the crust together. It can be replaced with coconut oil for a dairy-free option.
  • Sweetener – Provides sweetness without adding extra carbs, suitable for a keto diet.
  • Vanilla Extract – This can be replaced with almond extract or other flavored extracts for variation.
  • Salt – Used to enhance the overall flavor.

For the Filling

  • Cottage Cheese – Opt for full-fat cottage cheese if you prefer a richer and creamier cheesecake. If you’re looking for a lighter option or trying to reduce fat intake, low-fat cottage cheese is a suitable choice. 
  • Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt adds creaminess and a slight tanginess to the filling, creating a smooth and velvety texture. It also boosts the protein content of the cheesecake.
  • Protein Powder – Choose a high-quality protein powder with a flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Eggs – Use fresh, room-temperature eggs for the best texture and flavor.
  • Sweetener – Use your favorite powdered low-carb sweetener.
  • Vanilla Extract –  Use the best quality for an intense, delicious flavor.
  • Lemon Juice – Adds a bright and tangy flavor to the filling, balancing the richness of the other ingredients.
  • Lemon Zest – Use organic lemons for zest to avoid any pesticides or wax.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

Another great thing about these easy cottage cheese cheesecake is that they are super easy to prepare without needing cooking skills. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) while you prepare the crust. Grease or line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Making The Crust

In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, melted butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until the mixture resembles wet sand. Make sure your butter is fully melted to help bind the crust ingredients together

Press the crust mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan using your hands or the back of a spoon, ensuring it’s evenly packed. A flat glass or measuring cup can help press the crust down evenly.

Bake the crust for 10 minutes or until it’s lightly golden, then remove it from the oven and let it cool completely.

Preparing The Cottage Cheesecake Filling

While the crust cools, prepare the filling. In a blender or food processor, blend the cottage cheese until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. For an extra smooth texture, you can pass the blended cottage cheese through a fine mesh sieve.

Next, add Greek yogurt, protein powder, eggs, sweetener, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the blended cottage cheese. Blend until everything is well combined and smooth.

Once the crust has cooled, pour the prepared filling over it and spread it evenly with a spatula. To release any air bubbles in the filling, gently tap the pan on the counter.

Baking The High Protein Cheesecake

Bake the cheesecake for 45 minutes. It should be set around the edges but still slightly jiggly in the center.

After baking, let the cheesecake cool to room temperature, then refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to set it fully. Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap or foil while refrigerating to prevent it from absorbing any fridge odors.

When you’re ready to serve, carefully remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and transfer it to a serving plate. Slice and serve chilled.

For extra flavor, feel free to top your cheesecake with fresh berries or a drizzle of your favorite sauce before serving.

Cottage Cheese Cheescake

Quick Sugar-Free Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake

To make a quick sugar-free strawberry topping, wash, hull, and slice 1 cup of fresh strawberries. Combine them in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of sweetener, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the strawberries break down and the sauce thickens.

Optional: Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Let the topping cool to room temperature, then spoon it over your cheesecake before serving. Enjoy!

Tips For Making Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

  • Ensure Ingredients are at Room Temperature. Before mixing, make sure your eggs and dairy ingredients (cottage cheese, Greek yogurt) are at room temperature to prevent lumps and ensure smooth blending.
  • Blend Well. Mix the cottage cheese and other filling ingredients until super smooth, scraping down the sides to ensure even mixing.
  • Use High-Quality Ingredients. Choose high-quality ingredients, especially flavorings like vanilla extract and lemon juice. Fresh lemon zest can also add a vibrant citrus flavor to your cheesecake.
  • Don’t Overbake. Be careful not to overbake the cheesecake. It should be set around the edges but still slightly jiggly in the center when gently shaken. Overbaking can result in a dry and crumbly texture.
  • Let it Cool Completely. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely at room temperature before refrigerating. This helps prevent cracking on the surface and allows the cheesecake to set properly.
  • Refrigerate Before Serving. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and the texture to firm up for the best results.
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge- The leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days once the cheesecake has been removed from the oven and cooled. However, please keep them in an airtight container for best results, lined with paper towels to absorb moisture.
  • Freezer- This cottage cheese cheesecake can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Then, simply thaw it in the refrigerator the night before serving it.
Cottage Cheese Cheescake

Serving Ideas

  • Fresh Berries: Top your cheesecake with a handful of fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. The burst of color and natural sweetness make it extra special.
  • Caramel Sauce: Drizzle some sugar-free caramel sauce over your cheesecake. It adds a rich, sweet finish that’s perfect for caramel lovers.
  • Sugar-Free Fruit Sauce: Spoon some homemade sugar-free fruit compote over each slice. Simmer berries like strawberries or blueberries with a bit of sweetener until they’re nice and saucy.
  • Whipped Cream: A dollop of sugar-free whipped cream on top adds a creamy, indulgent touch. It’s simple but oh-so-good.
  • Lemon Zest: Sprinkle some fresh lemon zest over your cheesecake. It enhances the citrus flavor and adds a bright, zesty kick.
  • Low-Carb Chocolate Drizzle: Melt some sugar-free dark chocolate and drizzle it over the top. It’s a decadent addition that’s hard to resist.

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Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

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Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Yelds 10 servings
Author Ioana Diaconu from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

Learn how to make our smooth, creamy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake, a delicious dessert option that’s both easy and high in protein. Topped with a simple, sugar-free strawberry sauce, it’s the perfect dessert that everyone will love.
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Ingredients
 
 

For the Crust:

For the Filling:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Prepare the Crust. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, melted butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until the mixture is well combined and resembles wet sand.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, ensuring it is firmly packed.
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely while you prepare the filling.
  • Prepare the Filling. Blend the cottage cheese in a blender or food processor until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides to ensure all the cottage cheese is blended.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, protein powder, eggs, sweetener, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest (if using) to the blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Assemble and Bake. Pour the filling over the cooled crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  • Place the cheesecake in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. The cheesecake should be set but slightly jiggly in the center.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the cheesecake to set fully.
  • Enjoy. Transfer the cheesecake from the springform pan to a serving plate.
  • Slice and serve chilled. Feel free to top it with fresh berries or a drizzle of your favorite sauce before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
178kcal
Total Carbs
6g
Net Carbs
5g
Protein
14g
Fat
11g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
3g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert, Keto Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cottage Cheese Cheesecake
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