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Instant Pot Classic Cheesecake

It doesn't get much better than this Instant Pot Classic Cheesecake.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 574 kcal


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 9-11 graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 2 - 8 oz cream cheese bars, softened
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk, room temp
  • 1-1/2 cups water


  • Start by grabbing a medium bowl and adding in the graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Mix them all together until they are fully combined.
  • Once done, take and press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 7.5-inch springform pan.
  • Then, place it into the fridge. 
  • Next, take and add the cream cheese into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Once done, you're going to want to add in the sugar and mix it until combined.
  • Now add in the vanilla and egg, one at a time and make certain that you're beating well after each addition.
  • Once mixed, take and pour into the prepared crust. 
  • After it's been poured in, take and cover the cheesecake with foil and loosely wrap the pan.
  • Then, take and fold a long piece of foil in half. Once done, place it under the cheesecake pan.
  • Grab the ends and fold them up to make a sling.
  • Take and place the rack right into the bottom of the Instant Pot and add water into the pot.
  • Next, take and put the cheesecake and sling into the Instant Pot.
  • Once done, you're going to want to close the Instant Pot and the pressure release valve.
  • Then, set the Instant Pot to the manual setting, high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Once done, let the steam release naturally for 15 minutes.
  • Make certain to carefully remove the cheesecake and allow it to cool for 1 hour on the counter. Then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.


Estimated Nutrition Information:
Serving Size 1 Number of Servings 6
Calories 574 Total Fat 39 grams, Saturated Fat 21 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Unsaturated Fat 14 grams,
Cholesterol 189 milligrams, Sodium 453 milligrams, Carbohydrates 49 grams, Fiber 1 grams, Sugar 33 grams, Protein 9 grams
Keyword cheesecake, instant pot cheesecake, classic cheesecake