Very Berry Cheesecake Salad

Berry Cheesecake Salad has only the freshest berries combined with a creamy cheesecake fluff. This is so amazing and will be the hit of any gathering! Cheesecake and berries makes a perfect combination! Here are more berry cheesecake recipes that are a MUST make, like these Bars, Brownies or Cheesecake. Berry Cheesecake Salad I am…

Very Berry Cheesecake Salad

Berry Cheesecake Salad has only the freshest berries combined with a creamy cheesecake fluff. This is so amazing and will be the hit of any gathering!

Cheesecake and berries makes a perfect combination! Here are more berry cheesecake recipes that are a MUST make, like these Bars, Brownies or Cheesecake.

Berry cheesecake salad in a white bowl.

Berry Cheesecake Salad

I am loving the fresh and delicious berries that are starting to pop up in the stores right now. I love fresh fruit! We eat so much fruit around here it is crazy. I am always trying to think of yummy ways to use up our fruit. This is probably hands down my family’s all-time favorite fruit salad. It is a little bit sweet, a little bit creamy, and a whole lot of scrumptious. With berries and cream cheese, it’s sure to be a winner!

Yes, I know, you are looking at the ingredients and thinking it’s a dessert, not a salad. It’s a salad or dessert. I’ll let you decide. I will tell you though, I took this to a large gathering and it was scraped clean in a matter of minutes. The berries are so refreshing and the cream cheese fluff is light and a little bit sweet. Everyone is going to love this incredible side dish, you will not have to worry about leftovers, which is a good thing. This salad only stores well for about 2 days. Make this for your next potluck or BBQ and watch the rave reviews come in. This is so GOOD!

What You Need For Berry Cheesecake

Super easy and fast, it’s perfect for when you need a dynamite salad fast!

  • Cream cheese: Leaving the cream cheese on the counter for an hour will help softened it when blending it together.
  • Sugar: This adds in the sweetness! It will alter your taste but using less sugar or substituting it for a lower calorie sugar works too.
  • Cool Whip: This is found in the freezer isle near the ice cream. Make sure to let it thaw before using in the cheesecake salad.
  • Strawberries: Slice the strawberries into fourths or long ways for bite sized spoonfuls.
  • Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries: Fresh, washed, and ripe are the best for this salad.

How to Make Cheesecake Salad with Berries

Super creamy and fresh, this is an absolute summer must make!

  1. Creamy filling: In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in the thawed cool whip.
  2. Fold and serve; Add strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Fold carefully into the cream cheese mixture. Serve immediately.
Cream cheese and whipped topping being mixed then adding it to the berries.

Very Berry Creamy Cheesecake Salad Tips and Variations

This salad is almost a dessert, but no one will care, it is just too good!

  • Fruit: Look for the ripest, freshest berries you can find. They should be firm, but not underripe, vibrant colors, and free from blemishes. Slice the strawberries till they are bite-size for easy eating. The berries you will not need to cut.
  • Frozen Fruit: I do not like to use frozen fruit, because the berries release too much liquid and your salad may become a mushy mess. To help alleviate that you can rinse the frozen fruit, once it’s thawed, with water till it runs clear. The fruit will still not be as plump and firm, but it will still taste delicious.
  • Cream Cheese: To ensure everything mixes in smoothly, make sure your cream cheese is really soft, and then beat it really well. It makes the berries easier to mix in as well.
  • Cool whip topping: A great substitute for cool whip would be 2 cups of vanilla yogurt.
  • Sugar: If you are worried about the sugar dissolving use powdered sugar instead of granulated. It will give you a smoother consistency. I kind of like the little bit of crunch regular sugar gives.
  • Flavors: You can add a bit of flavor to your salad by adding ½ tsp of vanilla, or almond extract. Or add lemon or lime zest for a bit of zing.
  • Stir in: Add broken-up chocolate-covered graham crackers, cookies, or even chopped snickers for more of a dessert than a salad.

What to serve with Berry Salad

You are going to love how light and refreshing this salad is, and the fact that it’s a bit sweet means it will go perfectly with a meaty, savory main dish. Perfect for your next Potluck or BBQ, this salad brings both color and flavor to the table. I will warn you it is addicting, so you may want to double the recipe so you have enough.

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Very Berry Cheesecake Salad

Fresh berries combine with a creamy cheesecake fluff. This is so amazing and will be the hit of any gathering!
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword berry cheesecake salad, cheesecake salad, very berry cheesecake salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 193kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces cool whip thawed*
  • 6 cups berries I used:
  • 3 cups strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in the thawed cool whip.
  • Add strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Fold carefully into the cream cheese mixture. Serve immediately.

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Notes

Updated on June 11, 2021
Originally Posted on July 9, 2019

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Lemon Pepper Wings with lemon garnish on plate.

Easy Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

Now that summer is here and family gatherings are starting to happen again, it is time to impress your guests with these DELICIOUS Lemon Pepper Wings that rival anything you can get from a restaurant! You won’t want to order takeout again! These wings have the most amazing tangy, buttery glaze and crispy skin that my family can’t get enough of. You only need a few simple ingredients, and they are super easy to make. Whether it is for game day, a cookout, or just an easy dinner, these wings are sure to be a winner!

Cooking these Lemon Pepper Wings in the oven creates the most perfect golden brown, tender wings. Plus, you use half the oil that you would cooking them in a fryer! Not to mention avoid the mess and hassle that comes with cooking wings in oil. While they are in the oven, you can whip up some of my Homemade Ranch for a perfectly tangy match made in heaven!

Lemon Pepper Wings Ingredients

All you need are a few fresh, delicious ingredients to make your Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings!

What You’ll Need for Your Sauce

Making your Lemon Pepper Sauce is super easy but will taste like you got it from a restaurant!

Chicken wings in a glass bowl being tossed in sauce.

Making Your Wings

While these do have a longer baking time, they are hands-off once in the oven and all you have to do is turn them at the halfway mark. You could even use that time to whip up some of my Amazing Air Fryer French Fries as a quick and delicious side!

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Add the wings to a medium-sized bowl or ziplock bag and toss with the baking powder.
  2. Bake: Place the wings on an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes turning once until crispy.
  3. To Make The Lemon Pepper Sauce: In a small bowl mix the butter, lemon pepper seasoning, lemon juice and honey. Pour on top of the cooked wings and toss to coat.
Lemon Pepper Wings being tossed in bowl.

Tips to Perfect Your Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Following these simple tips will help you make the most amazing wings at home!

  • Baking Rack: Use a baking rack when cooking to ensure that the heat will circulate properly and crisp your wings all the way around.
  • Frozen Wings: Never use frozen chicken wings- you’ll end up with a burnt outer layer and undercooked inside. Always thaw wings before cooking.
  • Space Wings Out: When placing wings on your baking sheet, make sure they are not too close together or else you won’t have proper air flow to cook them thoroughly.
Lemon Pepper Wings on a baking rack with lemon garnish

What to Serve With Your Lemon Pepper Wings

My personal favorite to complete the meal is to serve wings with fresh air fryer fries or potato wedges! You can also serve your wings up with veggies like carrots or celery. This is a great contrast to the zesty flavor of the wings. You could also just keep it simple and have some homemade ranch or blue cheese dressing ready for dipping!

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Your wings will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. To keep them crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, I recommend reheating your wings in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. If you think your wings may be getting dry, you can spritz them with water before cooking. You can also reheat your wings in a frying pan or in the microwave or air fryer for a quick snack for the kids!

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are buttery, zesty, and will WOW at your next family get-together! They are super easy to make and pack delicious flavor in every juicy bite!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken wings, lemon chicken wings, lemon pepper chicken wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 530kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder

Lemon Pepper Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Add the wings to a medium sized bowl or ziplock bag and toss with the baking powder.
  • Place them on an evenly layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes turning once until crispy.

To Make the Lemon Pepper Sauce:

  • In a small bowl mix the butter, lemon pepper, lemon juice and honey. Pour on top of the cooked wings and toss to coat.

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 727IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2mg
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