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(Lighter) No Bake Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 mini cheesecakes 1x


This delicious no-bake cheesecake recipe is made lighter with Greek yogurt, and still tastes like the real thing!



Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil or butter

No Bake Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz.) packages low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt (**must be strained if it’s watery, see note below)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


To Make The Graham Cracker Crust:

  1. Stir graham cracker crumbs and oil/butter together until combined. Add 2 loosely-packed tablespoons of crust to the bottom of each jar or serving dish, and use your fingers or a spoon to pack it down firmly.

To Make The Cheesecake:

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor, and pulse to combine, scraping the edges of the bowl once or twice to be sure that all ingredients are blended. Spoon about 2/3 cup of the mixture into each jar or serving dish on top of the graham cracker crust.
  2. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until set. Serve topped with berries, lemon zest, other desired toppings, or plain.
  3. **Note about the Greek yogurt: It is VERY important that your Greek yogurt is thick for this recipe. If it is too thin, the cheesecake will not set up and will have more of a pudding consistency. I used Fage Total 2% Greek yogurt for mine, and it worked perfectly. But if your Greek yogurt is not thick — for example, if you poke a spoon in it vertically and it falls over — just strain it through a cheesecloth to remove the excess water. Then measure out 1 cup with the Greek yogurt that has been strained.
  4. (However, I should note that even if the cheesecake does not set up perfectly, it will still be delicious!


Recipe adapted from Food Doodles.