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This Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is a rich and creamy dessert combining homemade cheesecake with strawberries and banana. It’s perfect for a potluck or summer BBQ!

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This is one of our favorite desserts to make when strawberries are in season during the spring and summer. It’s like a fruit salad with luscious and creamy cheesecake!

Many cheesecake salads use pudding mixes or whipped topping, but this recipe is made completely from scratch. The best part? You only need 15 minutes to make this amazing no bake dessert! Serve it in dessert bowls or dress it up in a pineapple boat for a beautiful presentation.

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries – you’ll need 1 pound of strawberries, which is about 3 cups sliced. You can use frozen strawberries, but the flavor and texture is inferior.
  • Banana – one large banana or two medium bananas
  • Cream cheese – one brick of cream cheese is best, regular or light will both work, but avoid spreadable varieties.
  • Sugar – granulated white sugar
  • Yogurt – vanilla yogurt works great, either regular or non-fat for a lighter variation.
  • Mini-marshmallows – an optional addition for a soft texture, but it’s good with or without!

How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

Start by beating softened cream cheese with sugar and yogurt in a mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.

Then add the fruit. Wash and pat dry the strawberries before hulling and quartering them. Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch chunks. Using a spatula, gently fold them into the cheesecake mixture until thoroughly coated.

The cheesecake will stop the bananas from turning brown for several hours, but you should plan to serve the same day. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

Strawberry cheesecake salad made from scratch. Rich and creamy, it's easy to make for a potluck, party or backyard BBQ!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 8 ounces
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, 3 cups hulled and quartered, divided
  • 1 large banana, sliced in 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows, optional

Pineapple Boat (Optional for Serving)

  • 1 large pineapple

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar and yogurt. Beat until smooth using a hand mixer or wooden spoon.
  • Add the banana slices, 2 cups of strawberries (reserve about a dozen strawberry pieces for decoration) and optional mini-marshmallows. Mix until coated thoroughly.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving. Garnish with remaining strawberries on top and served chilled.

Pineapple Boat Serving (Optional)

  • Cut the pineapple in half. Using a sharp paring knife or serrated knife, cut out the flesh in chunks until mostly hollowed out. Save the flesh for snacks or other use.
  • Spoon the cheesecake salad into the pineapple boats and garnish with remaining fresh strawberries on top.

Notes

  • Lighter variations: You can use light cream cheese and non-fat yogurt. You can also reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup and substitute unsweetened plain yogurt if desired.
  • Make ahead: This cheesecake salad is best served the same day it was prepared. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 249IU5%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry banana cheesecake salad, strawberry cheesecake salad
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