50 Lighter Mini Cheesecakes Recipes


Looking for lighter mini cheesecakes? Here is our collection of 50 delicious meal ideas, including: Lighter Mini Cheesecakes. Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake. Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Mini Quiches.


Lighter Mini Cheesecakes

Enjoy a lighter, healthier Easter with Lighter Mini Cheesecakes. Less guilt and portion control!


Vanilla Bean Ricotta Cheesecake

And what’s extra cool about this cheesecake, is that it’s made with cream cheese and ricotta, so it has a creamy, yet wholesome texture. And it’s sweet, but not too sweet.


Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Mini Quiches

Spaghetti Squash, Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Mini Quiches are going to breathe some new life into your breakfast world!


Cauliflower Grits with Gouda Cheese and Blackened Shrimp

Shrimp and grits get a low-carb update in Cauliflower Grits with Gouda Cheese and Blackened Shrimp.


Roasted Poblano Corn and Potato Chowder with Bacon and Gouda Cheese

Roasted Poblano Corn and Potato Chowder with Bacon and Gouda Cheese is total comfort in a bowl!


Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese takes everybody's favorite comfort food up a notch ~ this easy and delicious meal can be on the table in under an hour.


Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Gouda Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Puree

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Gouda Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Puree


Fennel and Roquefort Tart

Fennel and Roquefort Tart is an elegant appetizer or light meal flavored with Roquefort cheese and fennel, from the doyenne of French cooking, Anne Willan.


Spicy Shrimp and Grits Casserole with Gouda Cheese

Shrimp and grits are comfort food perfection! Enjoy them together in this easy to make and make-ahead casserole!


Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Chowder

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Chowder is comfort food at its finest...made from scratch quickly and easily in 30 minutes.


Detox Broccoli Cheese Soup with Vegan Cheddar Toasts

Detox Broccoli Cheese Soup with Vegan Cheddar Toasts is a one pot recipe! This light dinner is dairy-free, gluten-free, and uses just a few simple swaps to keep in all the flavor, while making this soup a truly healthy meal.


Corn and Cheddar Cheese Chowder

Corn and Cheddar Cheese Chowder is a comforting cheesy soup perfect for the first chilly days of fall. use fresh corn when in season, and frozen during the rest of the year.


Soupy Spanish Lentils with Chorizo and Manchego Toast

Soupy Spanish Lentils with Chorizo and Manchego Toast - Braised lentils with spicy chorizo sausage kicked up with red wine and Spanish spices and served with crusty bread topped with melted Manchego cheese is perfect winter comfort food!


Vegan Pizza Burgers with Mozzarella Cheese Sauce

These Vegan Pizza burgers taste just like pizza in burger form! This surprisingly easy burger gets smothered in an oooey gooey dairy free cheese sauce. 


Baked Feta Cheese with Olives, Lemon and Rosemary

Baked Feta with Olives, Lemon and Rosemary ~ an easy baked cheese appetizer that shows off the spectacular sun drenched flavors of the Mediterranean.


Spinach Leek and Feta Cheese Frittata

Spinach, Leek and Feta Cheese Frittata is a Greek-inspired version of Italy's answer to the French omelet. How's that for a super-fun dish!


Greek Vegetable Salad with Marinated Feta Cheese

This take on the traditional Greek salad has lots of chunky vegetables, a delicious dressing and marinated feta cheese!


Lemony Lentil Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

Lemony Lentil, Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese is light, healthful and will go with just about anything!


Potato Green Bean Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese

Potato Green Bean Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese is a lovely Greek-inspired twist on traditional potato salad!


Spring Vegetable Pie with Feta Cheese and Filo Crust

The best vegetables of spring--asparagus, artichokes and baby spinach--come together in this Greek-inspired vegetable pie with feta cheese and filo crust.


Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese, Onion and Pumpkin Seed Oil

This Tomato Salad is our Summer Favourite. Add Feta cheese and onions and dress with a good-quality Pumpkin Seed Oil for extra flavour.


Cucumber Red Onion Salad with Feta Cheese

Cucumber Red Onion Feta Cheese Salad is easy, delicious and comes together quickly!


Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Yogurt - Mint Dressing and Feta Cheese

Cucumber Tomato and Red Onion Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing and Feta Cheese is the perfect side dish for grilled meat, poultry or fish.


Broccoli and Stilton Soup with Walnuts

Are you trying to be healthy this January? Try this delicious broccoli and stilton soup with walnuts to kickstart your healthy eating!


Cheddar Bacon Cornbread Muffins

Did anyone notice anything different about the cornbread in Wednesday's Turkey Chili post? If you looked closely, you might have been able to see that they were actually studded with bacon! And not just bacon, but bacon and cheddar cheese! Don&#...


Mushroom and Brie Soup

Mushroom and Brie Soup is a fall classic kicked up with creamy Brie cheese ~ perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a first course for big holiday meal.


Mini Candy Bar White Chocolate Fudge

I’m sure you’ve seen them.  Those packages of teeny tiny mini candies, right there in the grocery store checkout line.  I’m not talking about the regular minis that we’re used to seeing at Halloween time, this is whole new g...


Lighter Fresher Seven-Layer Dip

Here's classic Seven Layer Dip made lighter and fresher! Perfect for your game day gathering--or any gathering!


Spiced Chicken and Halloumi Skewers With Colourful Couscous

These delicious Moroccan-inspired Spiced Chicken and Halloumi Skewers are perfectly paired with a vibrant, healthy and delicious veggie-packed couscous. A quick and easy recipe you have to try!


Grilled Burgers with Bacon Tomato Jam and Smoked Gouda

Grilled Burgers with Bacon Tomato Jam and Smoked Gouda are a delicious treat! Give them a go today.


Baked Brie with Maple Apples and Pecans

This quick and easy Baked Brie with Maple, Apples, and Pecans is the ultimate ooey gooey cheese appetizer ~ perfect for the holidays!


Maple Pecan Baked Brie

Creamy baked brie cheese,soft and gooey in the middle, topped with maple coated pecans makes a wonderful holiday appetizer.


Baked Brie with maple Roasted Cranberries

Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries is an easy and festive holiday appetizer!


Easy Bake Brie with Figs and Honey

Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey ~ this is your ultimate Fall or holiday appetizer, but it's so rich and decadent you could even serve it for dessert!


Irish Coffee Cheesecake Squares

Irish Coffee Cheesecake Squares are a lighter alternative to regular cheesecake, with a hint of coffee and whisky to keep it all interesting!


White Chocolate Cheesecake

Not only is there white chocolate IN the cheesecake, but there is also white chocolate ON the cheesecake. The white chocolate in the cheesecake is very subtle so the extra chocolate on top helps boost that white chocolate flavor so people aren't conf...


Lighter Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a rich and luxurious dish with aristocratic origins. This lightened-up version, scaled for two servings, makes it perfect for today.


Watermelon, Feta, and Blueberry Bites

Watermelon and feta are an unlikely pair, aren't they? That juicy, sweet fruit with rich and salty feta. When you top them with a drizzle of tangy balsamic, it almost becomes the perfect bite of food! I added a handful of blueberries to my balsa...


Mini Smoked Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce

Mini Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce ~ just like the ones that come from the street carts on the streets of New York City, only in miniature! More cute food to celebrate the end of the day and the end of the week.  Give me a mini corn dog and some good d...


Individual Apple Crisp in a Mini Pumpkin

This Apple Crisp in a Mini Pumpkin recipe is a fun and unexpected way to serve two of fall’s most iconic flavors! I also love to eat pumpkin, but for some reason it never dawned on me that you could cook these cute little minis.  I thought the...


Vegan Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Vegan Cookie Dough Cheesecake is an easy for a healthy(ish) dessert recipe. Big chunks of gluten-free cookie dough and swirled through cheesecake filling.


No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bars have a graham cracker crust, a layer of fresh raspberry, a fluffy cheesecake filling, and a dark chocolate top, yum!


Pumpkin Cheesecake

Paula Deen's Pumpkin Cheesecake ~ this mile high, super creamy cheesecake dessert is a spectacular way to end a holiday meal!


One-Pot Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta with Meatballs

This delicious One-Pot Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta with Meatballs recipe will be ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a mid-week treat.


Grilled Pound Cake with Balsamic Macerated Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream

An Italian twist on strawberry shortcake, Grilled Pound Cake with Balsamic-Macerated Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream is easy and elegant!


Baked Orzo with Pesto Peas Prosciutto and Mascarpone

Baked Orzo with Pesto, Peas, Prosciutto and Mascarpone is perfect as a side dish or main dish.


Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread

I’m so excited today to be reviewing a new book from one of my favorite bloggers, Julia Mueller from The Roasted Root.  LET THEM EAT KALE!  is Julia’s second book, and it celebrates an incredible, under-appreciated leafy green that is s...


Watermelon, Feta and Cucumber Salad

I don't know about you, but it was drilled into me from high school through grad school, "cite your sources!". It's now a huge pet peeve of mine when people (especially bloggers) don't acknowledge the source of the inspiratio...


One-Pan Linguine Shakshuka Bake with Mozzarella

Your family will fall in love with this One-Pan recipe for Linguine Shakshuka Skillet with Mozzarella. Hearty, comforting, delicious, and easy to make!


Naan Potato Pizza with Radish Top Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella

Naan Potato Pizza with Radish Top Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella - Perfect for the carb-lover! Add an over-easy egg and you've got a crazy delicious breakfast!


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