This is a sponsored post about Healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake Recipe written by me on behalf of Friendship Dairies. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was recently given the challenge to trick a non cottage cheese eater into enjoying a recipe that had hidden cottage cheese. My daughter does not like any baked kinds of pasta I make and as an Italian that is pretty frustrating let alone hard to get around.
Typically I will still make the recipe with ricotta or cottage cheese and just watch her eat around it. Not sure what the hang-up is but now I will be tricking her with this healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake recipe that yes replaces traditional cream cheese for Cottage Cheese.
We shall see if she even notices compared to other of our cheesecake recipes.
How to Make a Healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake
Friendship Dairies™ can be found a few different retailers around, we found it at WholeFoods, but it is known for not being soupy or watered down like our competitors.
I did find that Friendship Dairies cottage cheese did appear much thicker, richer and cheesier and was hopeful it would hold up in our healthy cheesecake recipe. But most importantly would be easily disguised in our dessert recipe.
What should I mix my cheesecake ingredients in?
We added our cottage cheese, Greek Yogurt, and lemon peel into a food processor and started the magical transformation. You can try a blender or stand up mixer too.
Can I make a cheesecake without Cream Cheese?
The result was in fact a creamy consistency that looks just like a cheesecake made with cream cheese. This cheesecake would be filled with extra protein as a result, something my family does not need to know either, because who wants dessert to be healthy.
How to make a crust for a cheesecake.
Make your cheesecake crust in the food processors as well. We used Cinnamon Graham crackers to provide a unique flavor to the base.
Press your buttery crumb mixture into the bottom of a springform pan and get ready to put together your cheesecake recipe.
Have you ever made a cheesecake before? If you have, if you are just joining us now, you will not know that this healthy cheesecake recipe is actually made with cream cheese.
Well only if you take a hint by the photograph.
What should I top my cheesecake with?
While this was baking, we made a mixed berry topping by simply cooking down frozen berries and sugar in a pot.
Can I make cheesecake the day before serving?
Both the topping and the cheesecake need to cool overnight so this healthy cream cheese cheesecake is the perfect make-ahead dessert as well.
It is time to see if our cottage cheese dislikers, is that even a word, will notice what is in this beautiful dessert.
Simply top your cheesecake with the cooled fruit topping and let the magic transformation begin.
The success of this recipe just proves that Friendship Cottage cheese makes a great supplement in all sort of recipes. It can be blended into dips, spreads, pesto and included in other sharable crowd favorites like pizza, lasagna, and casseroles.
Not only does Friendship Dairies™ cottage cheese make the recipe taste better, but you also get up to an extra 15g of protein per serving.
So now the taste test of my kids and what they think of my new cheesecake recipe I made this weekend.
Healthy Cottage Cheese Cheesecake Recipe
Adapted from The work top
Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 317 Saturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 69mg Sodium 348mg Carbohydrates 40g Fiber 1g Sugar 26g Protein 12g
Adapted from The work top
Be sure to check out my daughter’s reaction to eating this cottage cheese cheesecake!
It’s now your turn to surprise their friends and family with shareable recipes made with Friendship Dairies™ cottage cheese – for recipe ideas, visit friendshipdairies.com.