Recipe: Cheesecake Squares

Dessert Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

I love cheesecake! This is a a guilt free way to satisfy your cheesecake craving. You can whip up this skinny cheesecake recipe for your next family dinner or party and I guarantee everyone will love it! This light cheesecake recipe requires simple ingredients that provide a ton of flavor without the high-calorie bulge. You may have your (cheese)cake and eat it too!

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 12 serving(s)


  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages of fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Fresh strawberries or raspberries for additional topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish
  2. In mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, chopped pecans, and melted butter, and then press down into the bottom of the baking dish. *I double the crust sometimes because my kids like it thicker -this is not included in calories.
  3. In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, egg whites, all sugar, flour, vanilla extract and lemon juice, just until all ingredients are combined into a smooth cheesecake batter.
  4. Spread cheesecake batter over the crust in the baking dish and bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  5. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack before refrigerating at least one hour before serving. Slice into 12 squares and serve garnished with fresh fruit if desired.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 105

Protein: 7 gram(s)

Fat: 3 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 12 gram(s)

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