5 Best Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipes

Believe it or not, cheesecake has been around for over 2,500 years. The first mention of it was a book about cheesecakes written by a Greek doctor named Aegimius in the 5th century BC. But the earliest recipe was found in a book written by Cato the Elder in 160 BC.

The more modern cheesecake came to fruition when the first English cookbook included several varieties in a tart form that had different flavors. Once cream cheese was discovered by a farmer trying to make a certain kind of cheese, the first real cheesecake was made in the early 1700s.

Today, there are hundreds of different recipes all over the world for this delish dish. South Africa has a popular variety made with whipped cream, Asia uses matcha, cottage cheese, or purple yams, while Australians are fond of unbaked cheesecakes in flavors like passionfruit, caramel, raspberry, and lemon. And here, we like it any way.

My favorite 5 instant pot cheesecake recipes

Whether you enjoy the thick and rich New York style, the Chicago style cake with shortbread crust, or the Jello no-bake variety, they are all delicious in their own special way. I have a bunch of cheesecake recipes made in different ways from the traditional to these instant pot recipes.

IP Oreo Cheesecake

If you like Oreo cookies, this Oreo cheesecake is for you. The crust is made from crushed cookies and butter and the filling is the perfect blend of rich cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and chopped Oreos. Then the top is doused with decadent white chocolate ganache for an amazing taste like you have never had before.

Cooking a cheesecake in the instant pot is not difficult. The trick is to use a pot sling to carefully lower the pan filled with the cake onto the trivet in the pot. That way, you can easily remove the pan when it is done with no trouble. Also, use a springform pan to get the cake out of the pan when it is chilled.

IP Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake is perfect for the Thanksgiving holidays or just about any time of the year. As long as you can find pumpkin puree in a can, you can enjoy this cake whenever you want. No need to wait until fall to start enjoying pumpkin.

The filling is made with just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and other spices blended with cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and pumpkin. We add some cornstarch because it helps prevent cracking and makes it easy to cut. And the graham cracker crust is the perfect base for this autumn favorite.

IP Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake is a popular style but with this instant pot recipe, you can make this velvety smooth dessert fast and easy with mouthwatering results. All you need is cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar, and some strawberry jam and jello for the fruity filling.

With this recipe, the secret is the lemon juice and zest to give it that extra zing and we use sour cream instead of heavy cream for a lighter cake. The graham cracker crust is infused with cinnamon to make it especially delicious and crunchy down to the last bite. And using the instant pot means it cooks in just 35 minutes.

IP Pina Colada Cheesecake

You may not be able to get tipsy eating this rum-infused pina colada cheesecake, but you will love the rich rum flavor with the pineapple and lime tanginess. The basic cream cheese filling is still used but it has cream of coconut added in to make it extra smooth and creamy.

You will use rum extract, lime zest and juice, as well as coconut extract and crushed pineapple to make you feel like you are sipping pina coladas at the beach with an extra yumminess of cheesecake. The toasted coconut layer on top with slices of lime and whipped cream rosettes are a fantastic touch. And making it in the instant pot means it is fast and easy.

IP Peanut Butter Cheesecake

This unique dessert is going to blow your mind if you are a peanut butter lover. With a crust made of Oreo cookies and a creamy peanutty filling, the peanut butter cheesecake has a burst of yumminess in every bite. The secret is that it is not just filled with peanut butter, but it also has miniature peanut butter cups inside.

The filling has the typical cream cheese, sugar, cream, vanilla, and eggs but it also has chocolate chips and Reese’s cups mixed in so you can taste all the flavors at once. Then it is topped with chocolate ganache and some more peanut butter cups. It takes less than an hour to cook in the instant pot too, so you don’t have to wait too long to dig in.