Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Muffin Pan

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This Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is low carb but HIGHLY satisfying!

Pair these with sweet potato bacon tots and have the kiddos make a handprint turkey to keep them occupied while this mini pumpkin cheesecake dessert bakes up in about 15 minutes flat.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake with whipped cream on top

Perfect for Friendsgiving, totally portable take on a classic favorite will make everyone think you're the hostess with the mostess. Nobody has to know how quick and easy this mini pumpkin cheesecake was to make.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe

Lighten up dessert

I love that this mini pumpkin cheesecake can use sugar free or regular options to serve anybody's taste. You can also bake these up in a mini muffin pan, OR give it a go in a regular muffin pan for mini pumpkin cheesecake bites that serve a heartier appetite.

Or use brown sugar

And if you prefer a richer taste, you can sub the regular sugar with brown sugar instead. It's always great to have a simple, go-to recipe structure that adapts well to change. This one is totally forgiving, so play around! Add nuts to finish it off, or top it with some whipped cream. The options are endless!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake in a muffin pan

To remove from the mini muffin pan, use a thin paring knife to loosen the edges. You may also want to set the bottom in a pan filled with hot water to help soften it up a bit if they're really stuck. They make fancy mini cheesecake pans nowadays, but seriously, a muffin pan, regular sized muffin pan or a muffin tin is all you need for perfect, bite sized desserts. You can also use cupcake liners if you want to make them a bit more…holdable. Some people like to add a graham cracker crust in there at the bottom, but I opted not to since I'm trying to decrease my carb intake.

Mini pumpkin cheesecake dessert perfect for thanksgiving

Don't forget to pin this mini pumpkin cheesecake recipe for later. I like to make a board for each holiday so I can easily circle back the week of and have my entire meal plan ready to go.

Yield: 36 people

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

This easy pumpkin dessert whips up in less than 20 minutes, and it's the perfect way to share Thanksgiving with a crowd without making a mess.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 gallons Vanilla Greek yogurt, Sugar Free
  • 1 package Cheesecake Flavored Instant Pudding, Sugar Free
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin, 100% pure
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp sugar, or sugar substitute

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients.
  3. Add one tablespoon of pumpkin mixture into a well greased mini muffin pan. Repeat until all batter is used.
  4. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool.

I have joined up with a bunch of blogger friends for a Friendsgiving Virtual Potluck! Be sure to check the recipes below out for wonderful Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving recipe and craft ideas!

Appetizers
Baked Brie with Honey & Walnuts from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Reindeer Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball from Julie of Julie Blanner

Salads
Sauteed Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts from Shashi of Savory Spin
Creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad from Faith of An Edible Mosaic

Main Dishes
Savory Vegetable Crisp from Bree of Baked Bree
Rosemary Lamb Steaks from Danyelle of The Cubicle Chick
Turkey Pot Pie from Kelly of Eat Picks

Side Dishes
Fried Brussels Sprouts from Erin of The Almond Eater
Cheesy Horseradish Mashed Potato Casserole from Renee of Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from April of April Golightly
Sauteed Garlic-Butter Mushrooms from Linda of Simply Healthyish Recipes
Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe from Mel of Adventures of Mel
Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo from Isabel of Isabel Eats
Bacon Brussels Sprouts from Kara of Kara J. Miller
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole from Jennifer of Show Me the Yummy
Amazing Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Pumpkin Caramelized Onion Gratin from Denise of Chez Us
Crockpot Mac & Cheese from Leanette Fernandez of Funtastic Life
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts au Gratin from Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks

Drinks
Spiced Pumpkin Margarita from Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery

Breads
Sourdough Pull Apart Rolls from Erica of Buttered Side Up
How to Make Homemade Butterhorn Rolls from Mel of Flour on My Fingers
Sweet Dinner Rolls from Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes
Parker House Rolls from Irvin of Eat the Love

Desserts
Sugar Pie from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Oatmeal Apple Crisp from Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Eden of Sugar and Charm
Strudel Pastry from Justine of The Typical Mom
Tahini Hawaij Pumpkin Pie from Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat
Turkey Cookies from Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie
Mini Apple Pie Bites from Lynsey of MoscatoMom
Kabocha Squash Pie from Hilah of hilahcooking
Pecan Pie Cupcakes from Courtney of Pizzazzerie
Coconut Cream Pie from Schnelle of Brooklyn Active Mama
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake from Jeannette of Hispana Global
Chocolate Pecan Pie from Kate of I Heart Eating
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Chelsea of Someday I'll Learn
Turkey Donut Race Cars For Thanksgiving Treats from Theresa of Chewable Structures

Crafts and Centerpieces
Cinnamon Stick Holiday Candle Place Setting from Alli of Made with HAPPY
Metallic Pumpkin Luminaries from Amy of As The Bunny Hops
Easy centerpiece that will stun + party favor from Noelle of Oh Happy Play

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