Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pizza Night...and Nutella No-Bake Cheesecake...Yummy!

Well, tonight was our pizza night.  I used Publix's fresh pizza dough for our crust and put Roma tomatoes, green peppers and onions on my half and turkey pepperoni and artichoke hearts on hubby's half.

I also made a new dessert using a recipe I found on Pinterest -- Nutella No-Bake Cheesecake.  The crust was made with crushed Oreos mixed with a little butter, pressed into the bottom of the serving glasses I used.  The filling was made by creaming together cream cheese and Nutella and folding in a container of light cool whip, then spooning it on top of the crust and chilling.  I served it with a dollop of fat-free whipped cream and sprinkled a few mini chips and toasted hazelnuts on top.  It was an easy dessert to put together and it looked and tasted more complicated than it actually was. The recipe is below.

Both the pizza and the dessert were yummy.  The best part is I have plenty of pizza left for tomorrow's lunch (I also saved 1/2 of my dessert to enjoy tomorrow too).  Not bad for a Tuesday night!  I've posted a few pictures below.  Enjoy!

Ready to go into the oven
Fresh out of the oven
Nutella No-Bake Cheesecake
Topped with a little dollop of whipped cream & sprinkled with a few mini chips and toasted hazelnuts...yummy!

No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes


For the Crust

12 Oreo Cookies, crushed into crumbs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

For the Garnish

whipped topping, optional
chocolate chips or shavings, optional
toasted, chopped hazelnuts, optional


1. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.
2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until well blended and no streaks remain.
3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
4. If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping, chocolate shavings, and/or toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

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