Step Away From the Oven: 12 Easy-Peasy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake with Cherry Topping


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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

How to Make No-Bake Cheesecake

Who has time to draw a water bath just to bake a cheesecake? The process can be daunting, confusing, and downright time-consuming. If you're looking to save time and achieve a beautifully creamy and rich filling, consider a no-bake cheesecake recipe instead. They're easy to make, absolutely delicious, and there are seemingly endless iterations to try. Here are some of our favorites.


1. Philadelphia No-Bake Cheesecake

If you're looking for a classic, no-frills no-bake cheesecake recipe, Philadelphia no-bake cheesecake is the ticket. Complete with a rich and buttery graham cracker crust and a luscious fluffy filling achieved with ingredients like heavy whipping cream, vanilla, sour cream, and (of course) Philadelphia cream cheese, this no-bake dessert exists where light and creamy intersects with decadence. 

Recipe: Country Hill Cottage

Slice Of Cherry Topped Cheesecake

2. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Cool Whip and cream cheese unite to create the perfect creamy, fluffy filling for this no-bake cheesecake recipe. The tart cherry pie filling brings a balance of flavor and texture to the dessert, and the graham cracker crust adds the slightest, delectable crispy element.

Recipe: Balancing Motherhood

cookies and cream cheesecake
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3. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Who doesn't love an Oreo dessert recipe? The cookies and cream flavor combo is one of the most beloved dessert duos, and it lends itself perfectly to this no-bake cheesecake recipe. The go-to filling mixture of heavy whipping cream, vanilla, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar is amplified with crushed Oreos. Plus, instead of the standard graham cracker crust we see in most no-bake cheesecake recipes, this one uses Oreos for the crust, too. Oreo overload is not something we're mad about.

Recipe: Beyond Frosting

Plain cheesecake with black currant sauce

4. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

You can translate just about any popular pie filling to a no-bake cheesecake recipe, and blueberry is no exception. Grab a canned rendition, or follow the steps in this recipe to make your own quick and easy blueberry topping, and you've created the perfect companion for your bake-free dessert. 

Recipe: Herbs & Flour

Chocolate cheesecake

5. No-Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

As one of the most well-loved chocolate candies around, Reese's in a no-bake cheesecake just makes sense. Creamy peanut butter and chopped peanut butter cups are mixed right into the filling in this no-bake cheesecake recipe, plus they're both used as toppings, alongside hot fudge sauce. BRB, we have to go wipe the drool off our chins.

Recipe: Beyond Frosting 

Related: How Do These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Compare to Reese's?

Baked Cheesecake

6. Salted Caramel No-Bake Cheesecake

This recipe has layers on layers. There's the crust, a caramel layer, a cheesecake layer, and caramel sauce and toffee bits on top. If you're a caramel lover, this one is absolutely for you. 

Recipe: The Cookie Rookie

Caramel biscoff cheese cake with slice

7. No-Bake Biscoff Cheesecake

Biscoff cookies are all the rage, so why not tap them for a no-bake cheesecake recipe? Biscoff's caramelised spread is weaved into the filling of this dessert while the O.G. cookies are used as a topping — which are as decadent as they are decorative.

Recipe: Jane's Patisserie

Lemon cheesecake

8. No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Tart lemons bring this cheesecake to life. Instead of graham crackers, this recipe uses crushed shortbread cookies with butter for the crust, which sounds beyond delicious if you ask us.

Recipe: Jane's Patisserie

Slice of Cheescake

9. No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Name a more beautifully balanced flavor pairing than white chocolate and raspberries. The rich, sweetness of the chocolate complements the tart bursts brought by the berries in such a satisfying way.

Recipe: The Recipe Rebel

A piece of cold chocolate cheesecake on a plate

10. No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocoholics, this one's for you. This no-bake cheesecake recipe starts strong with an Oreo cookie crust. For the filling, melted chocolate is mixed into a cream cheese and Cool Whip combination, topped with more Cool Whip and chocolate chips for good measure.

Recipe: Shugary Sweets

Sliced strawberry no-bake cheesecake. Gelatine dessert with strawberry

11. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Berries belong on cheesecake. That's got to be a fact, right? This strawberry no-bake cheesecake recipe swirls fresh berries into the filling and uses them again as a topping. There's also a bit of brown sugar used in the graham cracker crust for an extra hit of sweetness.

Recipe: Lemons for Lulu

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

12. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-bake pumpkin cheesecake is one of the most popular no-bake cheesecake recipes, and for good reason. Think about the creamy, rich texture of pumpkin pie. Now think about the texture and depth of no-bake cheesecake. Now join the two ideas into one. Genius.

Recipe: Just So Tasty