Low Fat Cheesecake

Here’s a simple recipe for Low Fat Cheesecake.

Low Fat Cheesecake recipe by RecipeGirl.com

When you’re trying to watch your calories, it’s nice if you still have the option to eat a sweet treat that isn’t going to kill your diet.  This low fat cheesecake is a good “cheat” option.  It’s a pretty creamy substitute for the real thing.

Low Fat Cheesecake recipe by RecipeGirl.com

Simply topping this cheesecake with fresh strawberries is all it really needs.  An actual strawberry sauce might even be nicer, if you want to put together a sauce.

If you’re following the Weight Watchers program, a slice of this (1/12th of the cheesecake) will cost you 9 Freestyle SmartPoints.

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Low Fat Cheesecake

Ingredients:

CRUST:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light butter or margarine, melted

FILLING:

  • 16 ounces nonfat cottage cheese or 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Two 8-ounce packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

TOPPING:

  • 1 cup strawberry halves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Stir crumbs, sugar and margarine until well-blended; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Mix cottage cheese and cream cheese at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Blend in sugar, flour and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour over crust. Bake 10 minutes; reduce heat to 250 degrees F; continue baking 35 to 45 minutes. Loosen from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.
  4. Top with strawberry halves.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving of 1/12th of the cheesecake: Calories 220, Total Fat 6.84g, Saturated Fat 3.03g, Cholesterol 77.83mg, Sodium 169.06mg, Potassium 107.36mg, Carbohydrates 26.19g, Dietary Fiber 0.62g, Sugar 18.14g, Protein 12.85g
  • WEIGHT WATCHERS Freestyle SmartPoints per serving (1/12th of the cheesecake): 9
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

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Comments

  1. postedMar 4, 2012 4:17 PM
    robin Luciano

    Hi lori, I use your web site just about every other day. These are the best low fat versions I have ever tasted. This cheese cake has a nice creamy texture, the cottage cheese gives it a nice rich not low fat taste, I will definitely make this recipe over and over again.

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