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Cheesecake Recipe

Recipe provided by Strive for Wellness®

Servings: 10 (Size: 110 cheesecake slice)


For the crust:
1 cup crushed graham crackers*
2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

*Equal to 8 graham cracker sheets

For the filling:
8-oz block of Greek yogurt cream cheese
⅔ cup granulated sugar
2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 large eggs**
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

**May substitute ½ cup liquid egg whites


Cooking Tools

8-inch spring form pan
Nonstick cooking spray
Fork/pastry cutter
2 small mixing bowls
1 large mixing bowl
Electric mixer
Cooling rack
Plastic wrap


1-2 Hours Before:

  1. Using a strainer, remove excess liquid from 2 cups Greek yogurt. Allow to sit for 1-2 hours.
  2. Set out the Greek yogurt cream cheese and eggs to bring to room temperature.


  1. Preheat the oven temperature to 325℉.
  2. Spray the interior of the spring form pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set pan aside.
  3. Using a fork or pastry cutter, combine crushed graham crackers with 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt and cocoa powder until an even crumb forms.
  4. Press crust ingredients onto bottom and sides of spring form pan.
  5. Place pan into preheated oven (325℉) and bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from oven. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  7. Reduce the oven temperature to 300℉.


  1. Beat the Greek yogurt cream cheese and sugar together on high speed for about 2 minutes, until well creamed.
  2. Add the strained Greek yogurt and vanilla extract and beat until well blended.
  3. Add the eggs and beat on medium-low speed until blended.
  4. Pour filling into the prepared crust.
  5. Place into preheated oven (300℉) on middle rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn off the oven. Leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door closed for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Crack the oven door open. Let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door cracked open for another 30-60 minutes.
  8. Place cheesecake on cooling rack for 1-3 hours before refrigerating.
  9. Cover cheesecake loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12-24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Per Serving
180 calories, 4g total fat (1.75g saturated fat), 27g carbohydrate, 19g sugar, 10g protein, 100mg calcium (10% DV).

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