You don’t have to give up your love of cheesecake on a keto diet. Instead, there are plenty of keto cheesecake recipes out there, in every style and flavor that you can imagine. In this post, we’re showing you some of the best options from food bloggers across the web.
You’re bound to find at least one or two recipes to try in the mix. Check them out – and let us know your favorites in the comments.
Small Serving Cheesecakes
Cheesecakes are normally pretty large. That works well for a group of people. But, when you’re on your own, trying to get healthy or lose weight – a full cheesecake mightn’t be the best idea. These recipes are one solution.
Keto Microwave Cheesecake Recipe
If you want a fast and simple keto cheesecake in a mug, check out the video below. You can also find the full recipe at TPH Keto Desserts.
Dreamy Creamy Cheesecake in a Mug
Speaking of mug cheesecakes, here’s another recipe to try. This one comes from the site Ducks ‘n a Row. It includes a buttery walnut topping that complements the cheesecake nicely. Recipes like this work exceptionally well when you’re in a hurry, or if you’re just cooking for one.
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake for 1
This is a quick keto cheesecake recipe, especially as it doesn’t need any baking. The recipe is also gluten-free and simply looks amazing. You can find all of the details at Gnom-Gnom, including plenty of gorgeous photos.
There are also two different ways to make it. You could turn the recipe into a keto fat bomb or make it whipped instead. Both versions would have the same rich chocolaty flavor. Plus, the recipe is portion-sized, so you can easily keep track of your macros.
Brownie Cheesecake for Two
This cheesecake recipe comes from All Day I Dream About Food and it’s a perfect choice for all you chocolate lovers. The recipe produces a two-layered cheesecake that looks very impressive. The recipe is more complex than some of the others on this list. But, it truly is worth the effort. Trust me. This one won’t disappoint.
No Bake Keto Cheesecake
This recipe from Brooke Foodies makes four servings and takes less than an hour, from start to finish. It is crustless, doesn’t require baking and just uses five ingredients. You can make the mini cheesecakes in whatever small container suits. The author uses ramekins but mentions that espresso cups or teacups would be good alternatives.
Fat Bomb Style Cheesecakes
These recipes still follow the small serving size idea. But, in this case, you’re making many cheesecakes at once. The practice helps you keep your portion sizes in check and gives you plenty of extras to put away.
Key Lime Cheesecakes
Key lime is such a fun flavor and the writers at Ruled.me take full advantage of it in this recipe. The cheesecakes were originally inspired by key lime pie. If you’re a fan of that treat, you’ll probably love this one too. As the authors mention, you can purchase key lime juice online if you don’t have access to fresh key limes.
Keto Mini Cheesecakes
The experts at Tasteaholics have created these simple mini cheesecakes that just look wonderful. The video below shows the highlights. You can find the full recipe on the Tasteaholics website.
Mini Keto Blueberry Cheesecakes
These baby cheesecakes come from Peace, Love and Low Carb and they just look so cute. The best thing about them is probably their size. Small keto-friendly cheesecakes like this are perfect for portion control. Kyndra includes the nutritional details, so you know precisely what you’re consuming for each of the mini cheesecakes.
There is also some flexibility with this recipe. The blueberries actually go on the top, rather than in the cheesecake. You could swap them for another topping if you’re not a fan of blueberries. Or, you could just have the cheesecakes on their own as little snacks.
Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs
Keto fat bombs are an effective way to increase your fat intake on a keto diet. While many of the recipes on this list act a little like fat bombs, this recipe from Savory Tooth is specifically designed as a fat bomb. The keto treat only uses 5 ingredients and Julia reports that the little treats almost taste like ice cream. Sounds like a winner.
Julia also offers some details about alternative flavors that you can try – if you’re feeling adventurous. Of course, it’s probably best to make the recipe as written first. That’s always the best way to learn what to expect.
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
I know many people will love the flavor of these cheesecakes from Chocolate Covered Katie. The recipe itself is a little unusual. Basically, it can be dairy-free, sugar-free, egg-free, paleo, keto and gluten-free, depending on the ingredients that you choose. Katie gives plenty of details about how to make each version.
Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs
With an almost identical name, you’d expect these fat bombs to be very similar to the previous example. But, that’s not true at all. Instead, this recipe creates two-layered fat bombs, with vanilla and chocolate flavors. The finished fat bombs even look a little bit like a cheesecake, which you can see in the recipe video below.
At the Fat for Weight Loss site, Aaron also provides details for alternative ways to make them. For example, you could use a different sweetener or make the recipe dairy-free with a couple of substitutions. You might also play around with the flavors or use coconut oil for additional keto benefits.
Keto Cheesecake Bites
These little cheesecake balls come from Have Butter Will Travel and they’re smaller than many of the other options on the list. They would make interesting low carb snacks or you could have a few of them for dessert. The bites can be rolled in various toppings, depending on your preferences. The recipe highlights two different options. I imagine you could find others yourself, with a little experimenting.
Vegan Cheesecake Balls
This recipe from Healthful Pursuit has a few key advantages. First, it’s a vegan recipe. Most other low carb cheesecake recipes rely on dairy ingredients. The recipe is soy-free and paleo as well. Second, the recipe involves two different layers. That’s not unusual for a cheesecake. But, you don’t normally find two layers in a recipe that makes small balls.
If that wasn’t enough, the recipe also uses cinnamon. This would make the cheesecake balls taste so much better. Finally, it’s a fast recipe to prepare. Most of the time goes into chilling the finished treats.
Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes
Speaking of cinnamon, here’s a second recipe that relies on the spice. This one comes from All Day I Dream About Food and creates mini cheesecakes. As the name suggests, the sweet treats are designed to be very similar to a cinnamon roll. Except, of course, they’re keto-friendly and taste like a cheesecake. What’s not to love?
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
Divalicious Recipes created these cheesecake bites. They’re very similar to conventional fat bombs, but they still retain some of that cheesecake flavor that you’re looking for. The bites also have a dark chocolate coating, which makes them easy to eat and to store. Besides, that combination of chocolate and peanut butter does always work exceptionally well.
Regular-Sized Keto Cheesecakes
Small servings are great for portion sizing, especially if you live on your own. But, if you’re feeding a family, you might want something more traditional. That’s where these recipes come in.
Raw Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake
Blenderist hosts this cheesecake recipe, which suits many different diets. As the name suggests, the recipe is raw and vegan-friendly. With the right sweetener choice, it is also gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and ketogenic. Plus, as the author points out – the cheesecake also ends up tasting good.
Easy Lemon Cheesecake
Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry has created this luscious recipe for lemon cheesecake that just cannot be beaten. It’s also a gluten-free recipe and is free from refined sugar. The cheesecake is baked in the oven. It ends up looking very similar to a regular cheesecake. If you didn’t tell people, they might not even know the difference.
Keto New York Cheesecake
This cheesecake recipe is a winner from the KetoDiet Blog. It follows the style of a New York Cheesecake and comfortably serves 12 people. The leftovers freeze well too, so you don’t need to worry about waste. The visual style of the recipe is just perfect, while the flavors work well with one another. What are you waiting for? Check it out!
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
We can’t talk about large cheesecakes without mentioning at least one chocolate option, right? This recipe comes from My PCOS Kitchen and is designed for all you chocolate lovers.
The triple chocolate aspect refers to three layers of chocolate batter within the cheesecake. This gives a tiered effect from light to dark. And, there is also a chocolate crust and chocolate topping. Needless to say, you’ll want to watch your portion sizes.
Keto Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl
Kim from Low Carb Maven developed this cheesecake recipe. It’s a particularly good choice for events because it looks so good on the table. Of course, you don’t need to go to the all the effort that Kim did on the visual appearance. But, if you’re going to make an entire cheesecake, why not aim to impress?
Raspberry also works well as a cheesecake flavor and is still possible on a keto diet. After all, the recipe was designed with that goal in mind, so you don’t need to worry about the ingredients.
Decadent Keto Cheesecake
This recipe comes from Perfect Keto. That’s the same brand that produces various keto products, including exogenous ketones. One of the best things is that the recipe is simple. Cheesecakes often involve many different steps and plenty of ingredients. This one doesn’t. There are some steps and you do need to bake it – but, it’s still a pretty easy recipe and is certainly low stress.
Instant Pot Low Carb Cheesecake
If you want a straightforward cheesecake recipe, why not make it in the instant pot? That’s what this recipe from Our Paleo Life focuses on – and the end result is almost too good to be true. The site offers detailed instructions about making the dessert, including images for every step along the way. Even Instant Pot newbies would be able to follow along and make the cheesecake.
As the site name suggests, this recipe is also suitable for a paleo diet. It’s grain free as well, so plenty of people can eat the cheesecake without issue. The comments suggest that you could cook the recipe just like a normal cheesecake, if you don’t have an Instant Pot.
Variations on Keto Cheesecakes
Most of the earlier recipes aren’t cheesecakes in the traditional sense. But, they’re fairly close. The recipes below are a little bit different. Most of them rely on cheesecake flavors.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins
This recipe comes from Kasey Trenum and doesn’t look low carb at all (don’t worry though – the muffins are fully keto-compliant). You could probably serve the muffins to a non-keto audience and everyone would love them. If nothing else, the combination of cheesecake flavor and chocolate chips works incredibly well.
Carrot Cheesecake Muffins
Speaking of muffins, here’s another recipe. This time, it comes from KetoDiet Blog, which is a great source of keto recipes and information. The recipe is very different because you’re basically making keto muffins, with a cheesecake layer. The style is fun and an interesting alternative to regular cheesecakes.
Sugar-Free Cheesecake Mousse
Lisa from Low Carb Yum developed this cheesecake-flavored recipe. As she mentions, you can choose what toppings you put on it. Cocoa nibs might be one option or a keto fruit sauce – whatever takes your fancy. There are various other approaches too, like blending it with another keto mousse or even using it as a cheesecake filling.
Keto Cheesecake Fluff
This recipe from Screwed on Straight is one of the simplest recipes on this list, just using four different ingredients. The ingredients are all common ones. You’ve probably got most of them at home already. The recipe doesn’t have the same complex flavors as many other items on this list. But, that’s not really a disadvantage. The style just gives you more versatility.
The best thing about the recipe is the speed. It just takes a few minutes to make and there’s only one step. That’s ideal if you want dessert in a hurry.
I found this recipe at How to This and That. It’s a completely different way to get cheesecake flavors. The recipe is brilliant as a quick snack, especially as the shooters are so easy to make. They also look fantastic – so you could easily serve them at a party or some other event.
The simplicity of the recipe gives you the ability to change the flavors based on your preferences. The original recipe uses caramel sauce or berries. But, you could use any sweet keto sauce recipe that you enjoy.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Julia from Savory Tooth takes yet another angle on the keto cheesecake idea. Her recipe makes cheesecake bars. They have three components: one is the crust, while the other two are cheesecake and pumpkin layers. The bars sound like perfect fall snacks. But really, you could make them whenever you felt like it.
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
This recipe from Start Keto follows along with that pumpkin theme. This time, the recipe is designed to mimic the style of a pumpkin pie – and does so well. You could make the dish in a regular pie tin, or in smaller containers, depending on your preference. The end result is going to taste amazing regardless.
No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Bars
Peppermint is a popular flavor. So, why not try these bars from A Sweet Life? The recipe uses three different layers and the bars really stand out on the plate. They’re not promoted as ketogenic but the recipe is still entirely keto-friendly. You can also rely on whatever sweetener you prefer.
Looking for More?
Keto diets are great in that there are so many different foods you can choose from. Nutrition You Can Use has featured some of them in other lists, including the examples below. I’d also love to know what list you’d like to see next. If you’ve got an idea – please leave a note in the comments section below.