Need a new signature entry for 2023? How about one of these fantastic savory cheesecake recipes ?
They’re rich, creamy and best with crunchy crackers.
If your favorite snack or appetizer is a cheese ball, listen up.
These savory cheesecakes are just as cheesy and just as creamy but way more impressive!
Make them into minis or bake a big, impressive “cake” to wow your guests. You really can’t go wrong.
When it comes to flavors, what do you think of the jalapeño popper cheesecake? Or maybe blue cheese and bacon?
Yes, these recipes will definitely hit the mark. So let’s go !
17 Easy Savory Cheesecakes That Make Incredible Starters
1. Savory Blue Cheese and Bacon Cheesecake
Let’s start things off with a bang, shall we?
Blue cheese is tangy, creamy and incredibly strong. It’s also decidedly tasty.
And when you mix it with cream cheese and sour cream, it retains its flavor but softens beautifully.
Add crumbled bacon for a savory touch, and it’s the perfect appetizer for your next party.
2. Savory cheesecake with roasted tomatoes and feta sauce
Who says you can’t have cheesecake for dinner?
This Roasted Tomato and Feta Sauce Cheesecake is 100% flavorful and even more delicious.
It infuses fresh herbs and cheese into a creamy cheesecake base.
And while it’s a gorgeous cheesecake, the roasted tomato and feta sauce takes this dinner to new heights.
3. Savory Garlic and Herb Cheesecake
Cheesecake, garlic and herbs. Should I continue?
If you’re in charge of the dips at your next potluck, this cheesecake will knock everyone’s socks off.
It’s thick, rich and creamy with a generous dose of garlic and herb flavors.
Serve it on a plate with crunchy crackers and veggies, and watch everyone go crazy.
4. Smoked salmon cheesecake
Smoked salmon and cream cheese already go so well together. So it makes perfect sense to turn them into a savory cheesecake!
Rich, salty, smoky and creamy, this one is the epitome of elegance.
You’ll love the way the salmon roe and smoked salmon play on your tongue. And the blend of ricotta and cream cheese ensures that every bite is creamy and moist.
5. Savory cheesecake with goat cheese
If you are a goat cheese lover, you can’t miss this tasty goat cheesecake.
This fantastic recipe has bright, punchy pepper flavors that are unlike anything else.
Meanwhile, the cheesecake is light and fluffy with bold notes of tangy goat cheese and fresh herbs.
It’s like an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
Top it with a layer of pepper jelly and serve with crackers or vegetables.
6. Savory cheesecake with caramelized onions and balsamic
Caramelized onions and cheesecake come together here to create a truly unique dish.
Sweet and savory onions pair perfectly with tangy and acidic balsamic. And what better way to balance your palate than with a savory cheesecake?
7. Pickle Cheesecake
Yes, you read correctly. It’s a pickle cheesecake.
And you know what? It’s damn delicious!
Start with a crunchy and salty pretzel crust. Then prepare the filling with a mixture of cream cheese, goat cheese, sour cream and pickle juice.
It’s salty, tangy and beautifully creamy. But that’s not all!
You’ll also add parmesan cheese, chopped pickles, garlic, dill, salt, red pepper flakes, and onion powder.
Oh, and a layer of chopped pickles because… well, why not?
8. Savory Spinach and Artichoke Cheesecake
The spinach and artichoke dip is excellent. But do you know what’s even better? Spinach and artichoke cheesecake !
It offers the same salty, savory bite, but the cheesecake base makes it light and fluffy.
Add a Ritz cracker crust and I’m in heaven.
9. Savory Roasted Red Pepper and Crab Cheesecake
This Roasted Red Pepper and Crab Cheesecake is flavorful and pretty in pink.
Roasted red peppers offer a subtle smoky note that pairs perfectly with the savory crab and rich seasonings.
Serve it with a garden boil and everyone might forget about the crawfish!
10. Cheesecake and sausage appetizer
If your guests have a pulse, they’ll love this sausage cheesecake. I mean, what’s better than a punchy sausage in a creamy cheesecake filling?
Strong sausage flavors are enhanced by a creamy cheesecake topping, garlic and parmesan.
Warning: if you serve this starter before the main course, your guests may not have room for anything else!
11. Savory Chive and Sour Cream Cheesecake with Chip Crust
These cute single-serving savory cheesecakes are ideal for your next party or potluck.
Thanks to the chip crust, they have a built-in crunch. Although more chips and crackers are a must for all that filling!
A blend of cream cheese, sour cream, chives, spring onion, garlic powder and eggs, this baked dish is dense, creamy and impossible to resist.
12. Savory seafood cheesecake
Seafood cheesecake is not a new idea in the South. For parties, it’s a must-have on dinner tables as a stunning main dish.
So, ditch the holiday ham this Christmas (or Tuesday) and try this savory, flavorful, and mouth-watering seafood cheesecake!
It combines shrimp, crab and crawfish tails in a buttery cheesecake base and incorporates goat cheese for a tangy touch.
How can you beat that?
13. Savory Cheesecake with Ricotta and Exotic Tomatoes
I think this is the simplest recipe on the list. But that doesn’t mean it’s not bursting with flavor!
With a plain cracker crust, you’ll make a quick mixture of cream cheese, ricotta, flour, Parmesan, and salt for the topping.
But what makes this one shine is the tomato topping.
Use cherries, heirlooms, or anything colorful you can get your hands on.
And if you want to enhance their flavor even more, try roasting them with onions and garlic first.
14. Herb-Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe with Roasted Tomato Pesto
How amazing does that sound?
Herby pesto, salty parmesan, tangy tomatoes, and a creamy cheese topping? I’ll take the biggest piece you have!
It doesn’t have a crust, so be sure to serve it with plenty of crackers.
15. Savory butternut cheesecake with sesame and cumin crust
I think my favorite thing about this one is the color. I love this orange shade!
And luckily, it’s as good as it looks.
From the crispy, cumin-infused crust to the butternut filling flavored with garlic and onion, it’s a delight in every bite.
You’ll use ricotta and cream cheese for the silkiest finish. And if you want even more flavor, try topping it with spicy pumpkin seeds.
16. Jalapeño Cheesecake Popper
Jalapeño cheesecake sounds crazy, but it makes sense when you think about it.
Jalapeño poppers are just cream cheese and bacon cooked inside a pepper. So why not make a whole pie?
The finished product is creamy with a hint of saltiness from the bacon and tang from the jalapeños.
Plus, it’s less difficult than stuffing all those individual peppers!
17. Mini Basil Parmesan Cheesecakes with Tomato Jam
These Mini Basil Parmesan Cheesecakes scream summer.
They offer lots of herbal goodness and a nice hit of tartness from the delicious tomato jam.
I love the simple, buttery crust of Graham Crackers. But you can play with this however you want.
Either way, they’re creamy, salty, and pack a ton of flavor in one delicate bite. This recipe is a must-have for your next summer barbecue.