Crock Pot Cheesecake Recipe

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This is probably my favorite Crock Pot experiment so far. I decided to try it when someone posted a recipe on Pinterest, but the link was broken so I had to try to figure it out myself. Once the idea was in my head it was too intriguing to let go of and I knew I had to see if I could do it. The end result was a delicious, creamy cheesecake that didn’t require the use of my oven.

Crock Pot Cheesecake?

I know, I know, the idea of making cheesecake in a slow cooker is a little odd. I was skeptical too. But I figured if you can make meatloaf in a slow cooker, and chai tea lattes in a slow cooker, why not give cheesecake making a try? I’m glad I did because it turned out delicious!

This recipe has been especially helpful on busy holidays like Thanksgiving when my oven is already running at capacity with other dishes. On days like that, I don’t have the time or space to make any desserts in the oven.

It’s also really nice in the summer when I don’t want the oven heating up the house. As a bonus, this recipe is also easier than cooking cheesecake in the oven.

How to Make a Slow Cooker Cheesecake

The process is really no different than making it in the oven.

  • Step 1: Make the crust. I make my crust out of ground nuts for a more nutrient-dense option than the traditional graham cracker crumbs. I like the fiber, healthy fats, and minerals in nuts. And I really enjoy the nutty flavor.
  • Step 2: Make the filling. Make sure your cream cheese is soft – like room temperature soft – otherwise you’ll get a chunky filling. And it’s really best to use some sort of high-powered kitchen machinery to mix the filling. I usually opt for a blender or stand mixer, but immersion blenders and food processors also work.
  • Step 3: Cook. Stick it in the slow cooker, put the lid on, and let it cook!
  • Step 4: Cool.
  • Step 5: Top. This step is totally optional, but sometimes it’s nice to dress up your cheesecake. You can make a simple chocolate ganache with chocolate chips and whipping cream or just arrange fresh berries over the top. A thin layer of lemon curd could also be tasty.
Crock Pot cheesecake

Crock Pot Cheesecake Recipe

Keep the oven free on busy holidays with this fix-it-and-forget-it Crock Pot cheesecake recipe.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Calories 513kcal
Author Katie Wells







Make the Crust:

  • Grind the nuts in a high-powered blender or food processor until they become floury.
  • In a small bowl, mix the ground nuts with the coconut oil or butter, egg, and stevia if using.
  • Press into the bottom of a pan that will fit in the bottom of your Crock Pot with a little room on each side.

Make the Filling:

  • In a blender or stand mixer, combine all the filling ingredients and blend well.
  • Taste to make sure it is sweetened to taste.
  • Pour over the crust.


  • Put about 1 cup of water in the bottom of the Crock Pot.
  • Carefully place the dish with the cheesecake into the Crock Pot, making sure not to get water in it.
  • Put the lid on the Crock Pot.
  • Turn Crock Pot on high and cook for about 2 hours, checking occasionally to make sure there is still water in the bottom.
  • The cheesecake is done when the middle is set and the top barely starts to crack.
  • Turn off the heat and leave the cheesecake in the Crock Pot until cooled.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 437
% Daily Value*
Fat 48.6g75%
Saturated Fat 23.3g146%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 291mg13%
Carbohydrates 8.3g3%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 14.1g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving Suggestions:
  • Make a simple chocolate ganache to pour over the cheesecake with equal parts warmed heavy cream and chocolate chips.
  • Top with assorted berries and sliced strawberries.
  • Make a pumpkin version for the fall.

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What’s your favorite Crock Pot recipe? Will you try Crock Pot cheesecake? 

Easy crock pot cheesecake recipe saves oven space on busy days like Thanksgiving. Also just a great dessert anytime. Grain free!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


44 responses to “Crock Pot Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. Linda howard Avatar
    Linda howard

    Thank you for answering. I have an iPad. I’ll see if some of my computer friends will know something……even about updates I might need. It seems to be when a brand name is mentioned. I look to your site so much. Just found it about the last two months. I want to try everything’s! The last post is keeping me busy. Loved looking at what you have in your kitchen. I ordered a vitamix, my dream. Then next morning read on YouTube all the bad things about plastic…..but after six days, I’m keeping it …….and choosing more wisely on everything else. Thanks again. Please post only when you can, rest, keep family first so we don’t lose you to retirement!

  2. Anu Avatar

    Sounds wonderful. Can I use graham cracker crumbs though? Happen to HAVE those 🙂

  3. Linda howard Avatar
    Linda howard

    Do you know why different parts of your posts are starting to be blanked out? I ran into this with the making your own dryer sheets and detergent recipes. Is it brand names? On the crock pot chia drink it happened. You say ….I used blank blank. Then you say …..all of the blank blank prices are less than store prices…not quoted exactly. Is this a new control of some sort?

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar

      I’m not sure why it’s not displaying correctly for you, as everything is normal for me. What type of computer (or mobile device) are you using and what browser? If you’re software isn’t up to date then it’s possible that could be causing an issue…

  4. Kathleen Avatar

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious, thanks for posting! The recipe is very flexible with a few minor subsitutions – sour cream, pure sucralose (about 1/8 tsp) and all purpose unbleached flour. I made it without a crust, possibly because the main ingredient got eaten ; )

  5. Salma Avatar

    Hi there,

    I tried to leave a comment here before but I don’t see it now so it seems it didn’t work that time, so I’ll post it again:
    Hi, sorry I don’t know how else to reach you but I really, really need to ask you about Mountain Rose Herbs. I’ve been trying to make the transition to healthier, nontoxic household and skincare items but I just found out that there is an $18 shipping cost no matter how large your order! Isn’t that excessive? Doesn’t that cancel out any savings your are making by ordering from that particular website?? I am married to a medical student and myself attending school so I have to know I’m not wasting my meager savings. Please, please comment.

    Also, I can’t seem to be able to follow my comments properly, so I don’t know where I posted this question that I’m about to repost now (or of I did at all!):
    Would you pleeease recommend a slowcooker to me? I need to start making bone broth according to your recipe and I want a safe slowcooker that will allow me to get the most benefit from the bone broth: also one I can keep on for 48 hours straight if possible, though that is a secondary concern. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! I’m feeling hopeful once again that maybe my health can improve. Wish you all the best.

  6. Salma Avatar

    Hi, I am new to your blog and have realized I need a lot of new kitchen equipment. Can you please please recommend a crock pot? Also, what’s the difference between crock pots and slow cookers? Finally, is there a brand for stainless steel cookware you would recommend?

  7. Kismet Avatar

    Hello! i am very excited to have discovered this. I am wondering if you by chance posted the pumpkin version that you mentioned was coming soon? Thank you so much!

  8. Gerry E. Avatar

    In my quest to find sugar free and flour free recipes, I have to COMMEND you for coming up with recipe!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE IT!!!!! For those of you who are sugar and flour free, be sure to check your “artificial sweeteners”! It doesn’t matter the “kind”, but the “brand”….ex: Truvia uses a sugar alcohol while Stevia in the Raw uses maltodextrin-a “corn sugar”….but both use the stevia plant! As for Coconut flour, it is VERY low in carbs, and HIGH in protein! LOVE that it’s the “flour” to make this! I think my dr might make an exception for this recipe (although he wouldn’t like that it was cheesecake! Hahahahaha!!! : )

  9. Andréa Renée Pipkin Avatar
    Andréa Renée Pipkin

    FYI for anyone else who would like to bake this recipe, I have made it twice now and baked it at 350F for 1 hour then chilled overnight, perfection

  10. Andréa Renée Pipkin Avatar
    Andréa Renée Pipkin

    FYI I have made this twice now and its very very good. I didn’t want to make in in the crockpot because I needed it to cook quicker. So I baked it in the over at 350 for an hour then chilled in the fridge over night. perfection. Thought I’d throw that out there for anyone else that would rather bake it!

  11. Laura Fran Labovitz Avatar
    Laura Fran Labovitz

    Is it possible to use a grain free flour mixture to create the crust?  Or do you have a nut free crust recipe I could use instead?  I want to make this for a dinner party, but I have a friend who is allergic to nuts!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      absolutely. In that case, I’d just use the grain free flour mix and some butter or coconut oil, or see if you can find a recipe online.

  12. Jan Avatar

     Could you substitute splenda for the stevia? And if so, any difference in the amount? Thanks!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      This is assuming concentrated stevia so you’d use a lot more Splenda … I don’t recommend Splenda though because of the chemicals

  13. Nicole Avatar

    Oh.My.Goodness. This is absolutely amazing!!! I used honey as the sweetner and my thanksgiving guests were raving about it!! I had everything at thanksgiving grain-free and no one knew the difference. In fact, they thought it was even better than the “real” thing. Thanks Katie!!!

  14. Jennifer Avatar

    Wow! This is so cool!!! Now…if I can just find a way to make it dairy-free b/c I’m allergic…but this is so inspiring!! Love it!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      You can get a similar consistency with a sweeter taste by using the cream that accumulates on the top of cans of coconut milk and eggs, though I’d add cocoa powder or strawberries for flavor. I’ve done it before for a daily free friend, and I think I used about 5 eggs and 1 cup of coconut cream plus some vanilla, stevia and cocoa powder and blended it all in the blender before pouring in.

          1. Jennifer Avatar

            Ok! Thanks again! I was wanting to try it in the oven but wasn’t sure it would work 🙂

  15. Bean Avatar

    On my way to making it.  If this comes out, my son is going to be SSOOOOOOOO happy (not to mention my hubby).  Love that it has stevia in it.  
    Thanks for posting

  16. Julie Pawloski Robbins Avatar
    Julie Pawloski Robbins

    I have a question on the sweetener – it says 1 tsp stevia or 1 cup honey.  Seems like 1 cup of honey would really change the consistency (and be VERY sweet).  

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Thanks for catching that! It auto corrected in my editor… it should say “up to 1/2 cup”

  17. Cici Avatar

    Oh yeah, this sounds great. And the pumpkin variation sounds delicious, will save it when it is posted as well.

  18. Carol Procter Avatar
    Carol Procter

    will it work using the cream cheese that i have left after making the whey for the lemonade.

  19. Stari B. Avatar

    I have a recipe question.  You recipe calls for two packages or 24 ounces.  I think I’ve only seen cream cheese in 8 oz packages, so two packages would be 16 ounces.  Just looking for clarification because I’d really like to try this and get it right.  Thank you.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Oops… thanks! Correcting that now. Adapted this from another recipe I am working on and forgot to change that. It is 2 packages! (Though you could use three, just add an extra egg)

  20. Kate M. Avatar

    Holy cow, that looks good.  I will have to try!  Do you think that any LC cheesecake filling recipe would work here?

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Probably. You are essentially cooking the same way (in a water bath). Let me know if you try others and they work though!

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