40 To-Die-For Cheesecake Recipes for Every Occasion
Death by cheesecake isn’t likely—but it wouldn’t be the worst way to go, especially if you’re digging into one of our smooth and creamy cheesecake recipes. We’ve got a cheesecake that’s right for every occasion, whether you’re baking for the holidays, a special dinner party, or just to satisfy a weeknight cheesecake craving. If you're hosting a crowd, we've got big-batch cheesecake recipes or mini cheesecake recipes for easy serving. Take your pick from 40 cheesecake recipes including decadent chocolate, tangy lemon, banana pudding, and more. Our easy cheesecake recipes will become staples in your dessert recipe rotation.
Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
Recipe: Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes
As pretty as petits fours, these luscious little two-bite gems can be finished with any kind of berry or preserves. Get ahead, and bake the cheesecakes in advance. After baking, they'll freeze up to one month. Thaw and top with preserves and fruit before serving.
Lemon Bar Cheesecake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cheesecake
This indulgent recipe marries two delicious desserts: lemon bars and cheesecake. Using a dark springform pan ensures a golden brown crust on this tart dessert recipe without having to bake before adding the filling.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake
Our Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecake isn't complete without a thick layer of ganache on top to pay homage to its inspiration.
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Cheesecake
This sinfully sweet dessert is the perfect blend of fresh bananas, creamy cheesecake, and crunchy vanilla wafers.
Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake
Peach-Ricotta Cheesecake with Pecan Crust
Georgia-favorite peaches and pecans star in this summery cheesecake recipe.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Test Kitchen Professional Pam Lolley combined the flavors of three favorites—pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cheesecake—to create this luscious holiday dessert.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
We use a mix of chocolate and cinnamon graham cracker crumbs here to give the crust a dark color with notes of chocolate and a little spice. You can choose one or the other, so long as you use 1½ cups total. We also like to give the canned pumpkin a whirl in the food processor so it's nice and smooth in the creamy filling.
Crème Brûlée Cheesecake
Recipe: Crème Brûlée Cheesecake
This dreamy cheesecake recipe combines two of our favorite desserts for a beautiful result you can make all year long.
Recipe: Oreo Cheesecake
This kid-friendly cheesecake recipe uses Oreos in the crust, the filling, and the topping to ensure you get a little Oreo goodness in every bite.
Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Recipe: Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
This ultra-smooth cheesecake recipe comes by its name honestly—we’re still dreaming about it long after our first taste.
Recipe: Cheesecake Cookies
This vintage cookie recipe will be a hit at the Christmas cookie swap.
Instant Pot Double Chocolate Cheesecake
Recipe: Cheesecake Tarts
These single-serve cheesecake tarts are pretty and light for a bridal or baby shower.
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
Recipe: Italian Ricotta Cheesecake
This swoon-worthy cheesecake recipe first appeared in our November 1995 issue, and it’s remained a reader favorite for decades since.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
Your fall and Thanksgiving guests won’t miss the pumpkin pie with this incredible cheesecake tart on the table.
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Recipe: Red Velvet Cheesecake
If you love both red velvet cake and cheesecake, this perfect sweet-meets-rich-meets-creamy concoction is bound to be your new favorite dessert.
Recipe: Star-Spangled Cheesecake
Your Fourth of July party’s finale fireworks can’t compete with this star-studded, big-batch cheesecake recipe.
Recipe: Grapefruit Cheesecake
This cheesecake recipe’s beautiful fruit topping should be added just before serving to ensure it doesn’t get soggy.
Red Velvet Cheesecake-Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This dessert sandwiches a dreamy white cake between two red velvet cheesecakes for the most stunning cake you may ever make.
Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Recipe: Carrot Cake Cheesecake
This wonderfully spiced cheesecake sits on top of a thick layer of carrot cake for your new favorite way to enjoy carrot cake.
Double-Decker Pecan Cheesecake Pie
Pecan Pie and cheesecake meet in beautiful harmony with this dessert that we’ll surely be serving at Thanksgiving from now on.
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars
If you want to serve cheesecake to your Memorial Day or Fourth of July crowd but a single pie dish won’t feed everyone, these delectable cheesecake bars will do the trick.
Gingerbread Cheesecake with Lemon-Ginger Glaze
You can make the glaze for this beautiful holiday dessert up to two days in advance to help with prep time the day of your gathering.
Butter Pecan Cheesecake
Recipe: Butter Pecan Cheesecake
Although the rich butter pecan sauce really steals the show, you’ll be amazed by the silky-smooth texture of this Butter Pecan Cheesecake.
Nancy's Passover Cheesecake
Recipe: Nancy’s Passover Cheesecake
During Passover seder, many families expect a week of limited menus, but the Rousso family can’t wait for Nancy’s famous Passover cheesecake.
Toffee S'mores Cheesecake
Recipe: Toffee S'mores Cheesecake
Three incredible layers of toffee cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, and golden-brown marshmallows sit atop this classic graham cracker crust, making this dish irresistible to kids and adults alike.
Recipe: Bourbon-Praline Cheesecake
If pralines are your favorite candy, you’ll love this cheesecake topped with a gooey mixture of bourbon, pecans, and brown sugar. The dark brown sugar gives each layer a deep sweetness, and the bourbon takes it to another level.
Peach Cobbler Cheesecake
Recipe: Peach Cobbler Cheesecake
Some things are worth waiting for—at the top of that list is our Peach Cobbler Cheesecake.
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake
This creamy cheesecake is nestled in a buttery shortbread crust and surrounded by fluffy lady fingers. Top it with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream to make it even prettier and more delicious.
Coconut Cheesecake Squares
Recipe: Coconut Cheesecake Squares
There’s no better cure for the wistful vacation blues than a batch of these dreamy bars; their not-so-subtle notes of coconut, lemon, and lime will transport you right to the tropics.
Recipe: Peppermint Cheesecake
Decadent chocolate and peppermint fuse together to create a cool treat.
Cheesecake Crescent Rolls
Recipe: Cheesecake Crescent Rolls
Cheesecake for breakfast anyone? Crescent rolls make the perfect top and bottom crust on this creative rendition.
Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes
Recipe: Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes
This recipe makes the most of fresh berries, accentuating the blueberry flavor with bright lemon zest.
Recipe: Baklava Cheesecake
In addition to a walnut crust, each slice of this indulgent cheesecake includes a surprise serving of baklava.
Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Recipe: Mixed Berry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Use whatever berries are seasonally available when making these cupcakes. A batch yields 12 and only takes 25 minutes of hands-on time.
Mini Cranberry-Cheesecake Pies
Recipe: Mini Cranberry-Cheesecake Pies
Add a pop of color to any table with these festive cheesecake pies.
Mississippi Mud Cheesecake
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cheesecake
This iconic Southern desert is transformed into a cheesecake. The chocolate, pecan, and marshmallow combination is a creamy, irresistible delight.
Gluten-Free Mini Lemon Cheesecakes
Food blogger Courtney Bryant’s gluten-free versions of Southern recipes makes sure you never have to miss out on a favorite like cheesecake.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
Be sure to use pumpkin puree—not pumpkin pie mix—for this fall favorite.