Keto Cheesecake with Ricotta and Cream Cheese

Let me show you how to make a delicious, simple, guilt-free cheesecake made in the instant pot. It’s a cheesecake that uses ricotta and cream cheese with a subsitute sugar that makes it keto friendly.

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You will need a 6″-7″ spring form pan for this that is at least 2″ in high.  If you don’t have a spring form pan, there are many available.  The one I used in this video was from Esjay here
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Keto Crust / Base:

  • 3⁄4 cup almond flour
  • 1⁄4 ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground psyllium husk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar substitute (I use erythritol)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

OR Graham Cracker Crust / Base:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake batter / filling:

  • 250g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 250g ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar substitute (I use erythritol)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes for crust (optional) plus 50 minutes (including time to pressurize)
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serving size: 8-12


1. For the base, combine almond flour, ground flax seed, psyllium husk, sugar and cinnamon.
2. Add the melted butter to mixture and press onto the bottom of the springform pan to create the crust / cheesecake base.
3. (optional) Bake crust for 10 minutes at 350F using oven or your Instant Pot Air Fryer lid bake function.
4. For batter, Stir cream cheese and ricotta cheese together
5. Then add in the sugar and mix
6. Add in eggs one at a time and mix. Batter should become smooth and creamy.
7. Add in cornstarch and vanilla extract and mix again.
8. Pour batter on top of crust (into the springform pan).
9. Open instant pot and add 1 cup of water. Place trivet with cheesecake on top. Close instant pot.
10. Select pressure cook, 40 minutes on low pressure or cake function for 40 minutes.
11. When done, wait for natural release (about 10-12 minutes). Remove from pan and serve.

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