Mini Cheesecakes with an Oreo crust! This lighter recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. Only a few ingredients & whipped up in a matter of minutes. With less calories than a regular cheesecake + built-in portion control with the muffin tin!
Do you know what today is? It’s National Oreo Day!! I must admit that I’m not a huge Oreo eater. Actually, dare I say, I’m not a huge cookie lover?? It’s just not my thang. I tend to like brownies, cake or cheesecake better. In fact, if you searched YHE, you wouldn’t find one recipe with Oreos on here that I made.
Today that all changes! Since I’m part of a fun group of bloggers that celebrates some of the most favorite national food holidays, I was a bit forced out of my comfort zone to come up with a recipe that showcases the cookie.
I bought my first package and was all set to do some recipe testing. But when I pulled the package from my pantry, I noticed it was really light. Um, it had three cookies left inside! My boys (husband?!) had eaten almost the entire package without me knowing in a day!!
I ended up buying THREE containers of Oreos just so I could make these mini cheesecakes! Darn boys, lol! But these mini cheesecakes were worth the trips to the grocery store. They ended up so delicious! You can’t go wrong with a combo like that: Oreo + Cheesecake = LOVE.
One of my favorite things about this recipe was that there’s no crust to deal with. There’s no crushing up graham crackers in the food processor, adding butter and pre-baking. Nope. You just place one of the Oreo cookies into the bottom of each muffin tin and boom. Crust is done!
The cheesecake filling only has a few ingredients and they’re whipped up in a matter of minutes. It’s really one of the easiest desserts to make but it looks fancy. Especially when you cut into the middle of the cooked mini cheesecakes and you see the Oreo crust with the white middle between the layers. I love it!
They’re also a little less caloric than a regular cheesecake with the addition of lighter cream cheese and fat-free Greek yogurt. Plus, it’s built-in portion control with the muffin tin! These are a dessert worthy of guests or just for fun. Happy National Oreo Day!
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 2 8-oz packages light cream cheese, softened
- 1 5.3-oz container plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend or 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp .vanilla
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line each muffin tin with a cupcake liner. Place one Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner.
- In a mixing bowl with beaters, blend together cream cheese, Greek yogurt and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add in vanilla and mix.
- Add in eggs, one at a time until blended.
- Using cookie scooper or spoon, scoop cream cheese mixture into the muffin tin, over the Oreo in the bottom.
- Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Pull out of oven and place muffin tin on a cookie rack to cool.
- When cool, lightly take out of muffin tin and peel away the liner. Enjoy!
To celebrate National Oreo Day, I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you 25+ Oreo Recipes ! You will drool over this collection of Oreo treats!
CELEBRATING FOOD BLOGGERS OREO RECIPES (PICTURED ABOVE!):
- Fried Oreos
- Oreo Buttercream Frosting
- Oreo Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting
- Grasshopper Ice Cream Dessert (Asphalt Pie)
- Thin Mint Oreo Pops
- Cookies & Cream Poke Cake
- Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mint Oreo Pops
- Lighter Mini Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust (you’re here!)
- Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
- Mint Cookies and Cream Fudge
NOW 14 MORE DELICIOUS OREO RECIPES FOR YOU TO ENJOY…
- Homemade Peppermint Oreos
- Oreo Owl Cupcakes
- Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Cups
- Oreo Topped Cheesecake Brownies
- Easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake
- Oreo Turtle Bars
- Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops
- Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Brownies
- Cool Mint Oreo Brownie Cupcakes
- Oreo Truffles
- Peanut Butter Cream Oreos
- Oreo Cheesecake Pudding Cups
- Baked Chocolate Donuts with Mint Frosting
- Andes Peppermint Oreo Cookies
Kara (Creations by Kara) says
These look so yummy, and I love that you just used a whole Oreo as the crust. Such a great idea! Can’t wait to give them a try! 🙂
Thanks so much Kara!!! xoxo!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Oooh, I love the idea of using the yogurt!! They look delish!
Thanks so much Dorothy!! xoxo!!!
cheesecake and oreo go great together! yum
These look super yummy! I love that Oreos are the perfect size for a mini cheesecake crust!
I know, it’s the perfect no-bake crust! Thanks Alicia!! xo!
Can the mini cheesecakes be kept well in the freezer .
I’ve never tried freezing them because they’ve never lasted that long in my house of boys, lol! But I’m willing to bet they would freeze well.
Alicia Lawrence says
So clever! Love this, Jen!
Thanks so much, Alicia!!
Emylie deane says
i just made these today and they are soooo good , i used sour cream instead of yogurt and it is still good just needs a little more suger and i also put oreo crumbs on top 🙂
I’m so happy you made them and liked them! Good call on the sour cream sub and oreo crumbs on top! I’ll have to try it that way!
Michelle michaud says
Hi I just wanted to know do these need to be refrigerated after baking or are they able to sit out for a couple days while being eaten?
Hi Michelle! It’s best to refrigerate them in an airtight container. Thanks!
Hi this looks delicious! I was wondering how much is 5.3 oz of Greek yogurt in cups? I have the really big tubs of Greek yogurt and I’m quite sure it is not it.
Hi Carmen! A 5.3 ounce cup is approximately 3/4 cup. 8 ounces = 1 cup so 6 ounces is 3/4 cup. I hope this helps! You will love those mini cheesecakes!!
Can one use regular ingredients not low/light products. Also how much to fill the Muffin Cups i.e. half or 3/4 and how many does the recipe make????
Hello! Yes, you can use regular ingredients in this. Fill the cups pretty much to the top; use all the batter you have to fill up the cups. It makes 12 muffin cups of cheesecakes. Hope this helps!
Do I need 8oz of cream cheese or 16oz?
Hi Dale! You need 16 ounces total of cream cheese, so two 8 ounce packages. I hope you try this recipe and like it! 🙂
These are yummy! I added crushed Oreos to the mix and sprinkled some on top as well. They were for a Labor Day cookout so I added some red, white, and blue sprinkles too 🙂
Adding sprinkles is such a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing and I’m glad you liked them! 🙂
This is so yummy and easy. Did and trial bake. Next I’ll make for my daughter’s birthday.
Alex fillingim says
These are so delicious. Loved them. And so easy to make. Even had my little toddlers make them. Thank you!!