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Healthy, Protein-Rich Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 3 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 130 kcal
Author Monica AlgaeCal


Main cheesecake

  • 1 cup cottage cheese 2%
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of a lemon

Optional Toppings

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup peach sliced


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease a springform pan. A 6-inch pan is preferable, but if you don’t have one, you can use a larger pan and double the recipe.

  2. Blend the cottage cheese and yogurt until you have a smooth texture. Make sure there are no lumps!

  3. Add the remaining ingredients (except your toppings) and combine until everything is mixed in nicely.

  4. Pour your mixture into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. You’re looking for a smooth but solid cheesecake. It should jiggle a little, but shouldn’t be too loose.

  5. Let your cheesecake cool completely, and then pop it in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

  6.  Arrange your choice of toppings on your cheesecake and serve!

Recipe Notes

Get creative with your toppings! You can try fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, granola (try our gluten-free, cinnamon granola recipe here) and much more.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy, Protein-Rich Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.