Easy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

1 Cheesecake291 cals

We’re back! Yes, it’s still 2020 and no, I’m not retiring. Gearing up for 2021 (which is going to be the best year ever as we all deserve it!) I’m gonna start by throwing a quick little healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake your way!

This cheesecake is simple, made to be a single serving, cheap, and super easy to make.

Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

All you need for the cheesecake mix is a food processor or blender. No mixing bowls means less time cleaning up and could all use some more time…I think.

Add into your processor or blender 1 large whole egg, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of your favorite sweetener, 1 scoop of your favorite flavor protein powder, and 1 tablespoon of a complimenting flavor Greek yogurt.

Process all of those together until smooth.

You could now mix in nuts, chocolate chips, or anything else you want but I’m opting out of that today.

You now have a couple options here for your cottage cheese cheesecake. Ready? No crust and less carbs or crust and more carbs, simple!

Cottage Cheese Cheesecake Crust

For a crust all you have to do is mix together some graham cracker crumbs and a little butter. Press those into the bottom of your dish or pan and bake it on 375/190C for 5-7 minutes or until it looks golden brown.

Yes, just regular graham cracker crumbs and some butter. These single serving cheesecakes are small enough that you’re really not adding that many calories to the recipe by using a crust.

Remember, everything in moderation.

Whether you’re using a crust or not, follow by pouring your mix into a pan or something oven safe that’s the size you want, and baking it on 325F/162C for around 20-25 minutes.

Depending on how small or big your pan is, it could take more or less time.

Take it out, let it sit, and put your cottage cheese cheesecake in the fridge for a few hours. That’s it, you’re done!

You can double or triple this recipe to make a few servings at a time and switch up the variation by using different flavor powders and yogurt.

Another tip I’ll throw at you here is that you can top this with things like sugar free pudding or jello, pumpkin, healthier pie fillings or make your own with fresh fruit, protein frostings to add more protein to the recipe, nut butters, whipped cream, and much more.

Think outside the box and this recipe will never get old.

Want an even quicker cheesecake? Try our Microwave Protein Cheesecake next!

Easy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake Recipe

Easy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

Satisfy your cheesecake cravings while dieting with this easy to make and healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake that's packed with protein!
4.66 from 23 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese cheesecake, healthy cheesecake, protein cheesecake
Servings: 1 Cheesecake
Calories: 291kcal
Cost: $.50
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese cheesecake, healthy cheesecake, protein cheesecake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 Cheesecake
Calories: 291kcal
Cost: $.50

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  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - 113g Fat Free (Use Reduced or Full Fat if you want)
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener - Your Choice
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Your Choice
  • 1 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt - Complimenting Flavor


  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Butter



  • Add all of your ingredients for the Cheesecake into a food processor or blender.
  • Process or blend everything together until smooth.
  • Pour your mix into your Cheesecake dish or pan.
  • Bake on 325F/162C for around 20-25 minutes.
  • Let it cool, wrap it up, and put it into the fridge for a few hours.


  • Mix together your Graham Cracker Crumbs and Butter.
  • Press it into your Cheesecake dish or pan.
  • Bake on 375F/192C for around 5-7 minutes.



Top or add into it anything you want – unlimited variations!
Calories Per Small Crust:
  • Calories: 115
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Protein: 1g


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 364mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g


  1. Elian on November 23, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    5 stars
    I feel fat asf I just ate 2 of these and my body is trying to digest 86g of protein. Amazing recipe but I don’t even want to eat anything anymore for ever. Haven’t felt like this since I was last at a buffet. You’re the man Derek.

  2. Chelsea Barzal on February 11, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    5 stars
    My husband and I made this for my birthday using the PEScience Vanilla powder and monkfruit sweetener. It was incredible and we made it the following evening as well! It will be a great dessert for us in the future.

    What we learned:
    1) A shallow dish is better.
    2) Definitely allow time to cool, this will make sure it is more the cheesecake experience.

    • Derek Howes on February 27, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      Happy belated birthday Chelsea!

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