For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (use whole wheat for fewer points)
  • 2 tablespoons melted light butter or margarine

For the Filling:

  • 16 oz (450g) fat-free cream cheese (8 SmartPoints)
  • 2 cups fat-free Greek yogurt (0 SmartPoints)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar substitute (e.g., Stevia, Splenda) (0 SmartPoints)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (0 SmartPoints)
  • 4 large eggs (0 SmartPoints)
  • Zest of one lemon (optional) (0 SmartPoints)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (4 SmartPoints)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a bowl, mix the crushed graham crackers with the melted light butter until the crumbs are evenly coated.
    • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan to create the crust.
  3. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, combine the fat-free cream cheese, fat-free Greek yogurt, and granulated sugar substitute. Mix until well combined.
    • Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest (if desired) and mix again.
  4. Incorporate the Eggs:
    • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    • Mix in the all-purpose flour until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  5. Pour the Filling:
    • Pour the cheesecake filling over the prepared crust in the springform pan.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the springform pan on a baking sheet (to catch any potential leaks) and then put it in the preheated oven.
    • Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the edges of the cheesecake are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
  7. Cool and Chill:
    • Turn off the oven and crack the oven door open. Let the cheesecake cool in the oven for about an hour.
    • After cooling in the oven, remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to come to room temperature.
    • Once it’s at room temperature, cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Serve:
    • When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the springform pan.
    • Cut into slices and enjoy.

Please note that the SmartPoints values are approximate and can vary based on the specific products you use. You may want to recalculate the points based on the exact brands and ingredient quantities you choose.