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Protein Cheesecake

Welcome to MacroEd’s most popular dessert recipe!  I had no idea a year ago when I made my first Protein Cheesecake that it would become a cornerstone of our MacroEd way of life, but here we are.

Macro-Friendly Dessert

At this point, THOUSANDS (no joke!) of protein cheesecakes have been made (in many homes, these show up on a weekly basis) and we’ve tweaked them into nearly a dozen different flavors, with no end in sight.  I can confidently say that you’re gonna LOVE this because SO many of our friends already do.  Get to baking!

Best Ingredients for Protein Cheesecake

To make our macro-friendly protein cheesecake, we used a combination of greek yogurt cream cheese, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, eggs, milk, protein powder, and vanilla extract.

The Greek yogurt is really high in protein. And there isn’t any added sugar. This is a very creamy and rich dessert that doesn’t miss any of the added sugars.

Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Here is the recipe for our protein cheesecake, including the nutrition information, so you can enjoy your dessert while tracking macros.

Protein Cheesecake

Protein Cheesecake

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 16oz Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese (I used Green Mountain Farms; best if you can get this to room temp first)
  • 10oz Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Whole Eggs (room temp, if possible)
  • 1/2 Cup 2% Milk
  • 2 Scoops 1st Phorm Level1 Protein Powder (any flavor)
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Soften cream cheese by pressing into the side of the bowl.
  3. Add eggs and mix together (I used a handheld mixer)
  4. Add everything else and blend at least 3 minutes
  5. Pour into greased 8x8 glass pan
  6. Bake at 300 for 25 minutes THEN TURN TEMP DOWN TO 180 and bake another 30-35 mins.
  7. Slice into 9 servings
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 17g

More Protein Cheesecake Varieties

As I mentioned, there now exist a TON of versions of our almost-famous Protein Cheesecake.  While some are in our Meal Plan Recipe Vault, others are available right here:

Lemon Protein Cheesecake


Orange Dream w/ Raspberry Reduction

Pumpkin Pie Protein Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie

Strawberry Cheesecake
(make as listed above but use 1st Phorm Level 1 Strawberry Milkshake protein)

Thanks to for the inspo on the original:

Grab your 1st Phorm protein here and score free shipping while helping our fearless leader Jeremy in the process.

If you’re not ready to commit to one flavor for life, grab one of our Protein Party Packs here.  You’ll get to try ALL of the 1st Phorm flavors AND score a limited-edition MacroEd Blender Bottle.

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This Post Has 15 Comments
  1. […] Protein Cheesecake:  Consider cutting the final product into squares instead of slices to make them more party-friendly.  You could also make them in muffin tins or mini-muffin tins, just be sure to adjust the cooking time.  Pair with fresh berries and some whipped cream so everyone can dress their own cheesecake bites. […]

  2. Ashley – I love this cheesecake recipe, thank you for posting it! I was wondering if you had time to help me: I would like to make this in a muffin tin. I know that I’ll need to use foil cups but what I’m not sure of is how the baking temp/time would need to be adjusted. Do you think this is possible?

    1. Hey Terri! It is DEFINITELY possible, but I’m not sure about the baking times. I’d try cutting 5 minutes from the first part and 10 mins from the second. You may have to play with it though. Let me know what you find out. I hope they turn out awesome for you!

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