WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Ninja Cheesecake
I made this cute little low fat cheesecake using the Ninja Cheesecake Recipe in Ninja Cooking Easier, Healthier and Better Cooking System 150 Recipe Book (affiliate link), the cookbook Mom gave me to go with her gift of a Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System (affiliate link), last year for Christmas.
The directions said to use the steam/bake function, but I adapted this Ninja Cheesecake Recipe for the slow cooker setting instead.
As a long time lover of cheesecake, this low-fat Ninja Cheesecake recipe, made me very very happy!
First, it made a little cheesecake, so I didn't have the opportunity to overindulge. And it turned out deliciously rich and creamy and not too sweet. Everyone who tried it, liked it.
I think using the slow cooker to make cheesecake is definitely the way to go. By adding water to the bottom and making a water bath (bain marie), it turns out rich and creamy and is a lot less likely to overcook and/or crack.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Slow Cooker Cheesecake?
According to my calculations, each serving of this slow cooker cheesecake has 190 calories and:
10 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
10 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
10 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Ninja Cheesecake Recipe
- ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup , plus 3 tablespoons sugar
- 12 ounces (1-½ packages) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- ½ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt or nonfat sour cream.
- ¾ cup fresh raspberries, for garnish, if desired
- I made used my Ninja 3-in-1 slow cooker, but any large 6-quart slow cooker should work.
- Find a round heat resistant dish that will fit in your slow cooker. I used a 6-inch round cake pan. Spray the bottom of the pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan.
- Beat the cream cheese, remaining ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in the egg and egg white until well blended. Stir in the yogurt.
- Pour mixture into the prepared pan.
- Add 1 to 2 cups water to the bottom of slow cooker.
- Place the cheesecake pan in the crock-pot, being careful not to slosh water onto it. Cover the slow cooker with a triple layer of paper towels and the lid.
- Cook on HIGH for 2 to 2-½ hours, checking after 1-½ hours. The cheesecake is done when the center of cheesecake barely moves when pan is touched.
- Turn the slow cooker OFF, and run a knife around outside edge of the cheesecake. Let cheesecake stand in slow cooker for 1 hour. Then remove cheesecake from slow cooker and place it on a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
- Cover and chill at least 6 hours. Cut into 10 wedges. Garnish with raspberries, if desired.
Source: Ninja Cheesecake Recipe in Ninja Cooking Easier, Healthier and Better Cooking System 150 Recipe Book (affiliate link)
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Slow Cooked Ninja Cheesecake Recipe, you might also like:
- Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Ellie Krieger's Light Creamy Cheesecake
- Weight Watchers Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes
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HI there...this looks delicious !!!! My husband LOVES cheesecake and I'm on the WW program right now 🙂 I think this will make us both happy...our one year dating anniversary is next week and I'd love to try this. BOTH my slow cookers are oval shaped...I wonder if I bought a foil baking pan and bent it to fit the slow cooker if that would work...what do you think?
Congrats on WW and your dating anniversary! My only concern about a foil pan is that the sides might not be high enough. I think a foil loaf pan might work but I've never tried it so I can't be certain. If you try it, I'd love to hear how it turns out. - Martha
in my head, I can envision it and it works great...having it actually work is another kettle of fish !!! hehehe....im going to see if I can find a big roaster, like you'd put a turkey in, cut it down and form it in the base of the cooker...I have a week to devise something so wish me luck 🙂
And thank you on the congrats...we are each other's true love and I was ready to give up before I found him...glad I didn't 🙂 We are getting married in August YAY and I have a very specific wedding dress that I want to wear so I'm on WW and taking no prisoners !!!!
I'll keep you posted on the pan idea
me again...so the foil pan isn't going to work in my slow cooker...I don't know how to convert slow cooker recipes to bake them in the oven...I really want to use your recipe...how long would I bake this for in the oven? thank you so much
Keep in mind that I've never baked this particular recipe in the oven so I'm not completely sure. And it will depend on the diameter size of the pan you use. I would bake it at 325 degrees for somewhere around 40 minutes. You want it almost set in the middle, with maybe just about an area the size of a quarter in the middle almost set and a tiny little bit jiggly. Hope this helps. Would love to hear how it turns out.
I made your black bean brownies and they turned out delicious!
Just made this ... amazing