Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse


If you’re looking to eat a snack packed with protein, calcium, and fiber; that’s low in fat and carbs, and contains a superfood, wait until dessert. No, I don’t suggest you go eat some kind of crazy grass and egg white “milk shake”. This is a heck of a lot more tasty. I say you should have some pumpkin cheesecake mousse! You might be shaking your head – how can something containing the word “cheesecake” possibly be good for you?

This treat is a lot like the last cheesecake mousse I shared with you, but this version contains pumpkin – one of my favorite foods for it’s taste, versatility (if you don’t think there’s much to do with pumpkin besides bread and pie, think again), and amazing nutritional value. Some people have this silly idea that pumpkin should be reserved for fall treats; I’ll gladly eat it year round. Why wait for Cheesecake Factory to roll out their seasonal specialty when you can make a much healthier – and extremely tasty, husband-approved – version anytime you want?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
6oz low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
about 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 tsp Zsweet*

Blend all ingredients until completely smooth. I use a hand blender. Pour into a serving dish and chill before enjoying.

*Zsweet is an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener. I’m working on cutting out most of the artificial sweeteners in my diet. You can of course use any sweetener you like – obviously, if you’re counting calories and you use sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, etc., you would want to add those calories.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 161.8
Total Fat: 3.2 g
Cholesterol: 22.5 mg
Sodium: 588.7 mg
Total Carbs: 18.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
Protein: 18.8 g

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25 Responses to “Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse”

  1. 1

    brannyboilsover — May 4, 2009 @ 1:30 pm Reply

    Mmm. Looks delightful!

  2. 2

    Briana @ Zsweet — May 4, 2009 @ 3:44 pm Reply

    Another delicious looking recipe! You’re husband is a lucky man. = )

  3. 3

    Meghan — May 4, 2009 @ 10:32 pm Reply

    I’m up for pumpkin year round as well. I love how you’re using cottage cheese and coming up with all these great recipes!

  4. 4

    Beth — May 5, 2009 @ 3:43 pm Reply

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  5. 5

    thecynicalchef — May 5, 2009 @ 6:34 pm Reply

    I love your approach to healthy living. Your recipes are really inspirational and a great solution when my cravings have me looking for a frosting can ;) Thanks for the support.

  6. 6

    Mags — May 12, 2009 @ 5:25 am Reply

    Only 3 weight watchers points! Looks delicious, I’ll have to try making this

  7. 7

    Núria — May 18, 2009 @ 9:51 am Reply

    Mmmmmm, I love it when a dish is not only tasteful but also nutritious :D. Thanks for the info!Want to see the omelets roundup?http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-your-omelet-round-up-find-your.html

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — September 16, 2010 @ 10:01 pm Reply

    Never saw this one before….love it! Another sneaky dessert combo I have got to try :)

  9. 9

    thecynicalchef — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    I love your approach to healthy living. Your recipes are really inspirational and a great solution when my cravings have me looking for a frosting can ;) Thanks for the support.

  10. 10

    Meghan — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    I'm up for pumpkin year round as well. I love how you're using cottage cheese and coming up with all these great recipes!

  11. 11

    Briana @ Zsweet — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Another delicious looking recipe! You're husband is a lucky man. = )

  12. 12

    brannyboilsover — March 28, 2011 @ 8:41 pm Reply

    Mmm. Looks delightful!

  13. 13

    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Never saw this one before….love it! Another sneaky dessert combo I have got to try :)

  14. 14

    Mags — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Only 3 weight watchers points! Looks delicious, I'll have to try making this

  15. 15

    Núria — March 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    Mmmmmm, I love it when a dish is not only tasteful but also nutritious :D. Thanks for the info!Want to see the omelets roundup?http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-your-omelet-round-up-find-your.html

  16. 16

    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Never saw this one before….love it! Another sneaky dessert combo I have got to try :)

  17. 17

    Mags — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Only 3 weight watchers points! Looks delicious, I'll have to try making this

  18. 18

    Meghan — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I'm up for pumpkin year round as well. I love how you're using cottage cheese and coming up with all these great recipes!

  19. 19

    Núria — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Mmmmmm, I love it when a dish is not only tasteful but also nutritious :D. Thanks for the info!Want to see the omelets roundup?http://recipespicbypic.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-your-omelet-round-up-find-your.html

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    Mags — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Only 3 weight watchers points! Looks delicious, I'll have to try making this

  21. 21

    Mags — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Only 3 weight watchers points! Looks delicious, I'll have to try making this

  22. 22

    thecynicalchef — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    I love your approach to healthy living. Your recipes are really inspirational and a great solution when my cravings have me looking for a frosting can ;) Thanks for the support.

  23. 23

    thecynicalchef — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    I love your approach to healthy living. Your recipes are really inspirational and a great solution when my cravings have me looking for a frosting can ;) Thanks for the support.

  24. 24

    Meghan — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    I'm up for pumpkin year round as well. I love how you're using cottage cheese and coming up with all these great recipes!

  25. 25

    Mags — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Only 3 weight watchers points! Looks delicious, I'll have to try making this

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