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Cheesecake Grape Salad

A delicious potluck dish, bbq side and party food idea! This creamy grape salad is always a crowd pleaser.

Well, aren’t you just a lucky bunch of party animals. Granny here has got a yummy recipe for you! It’s an easy grape salad made with cream cheese that’s perfect for all your little get-togethers. If you’re looking to impress your friends, this sweet side dish is just the ticket. Just don’t forget to invite Granny, or I might have to bring my own bottle of wine and crash the party.

Grape Salad Recipe made with Cream Cheese and plain greek yogurt. NO sour cream. This quick and easy party food is wonderful served as a potluck dish, bbq side dish or for parties. A real crowd pleaser! Because it's served cold, you can make it ahead of time and it's easy to transport.

Now, I don’t know about you, but when I think of a grape salad, the first thing that comes to mind is a wild and crazy party. That’s right, folks. Nothing screams “let’s get this party started” like a big ol’ bowl of grapes covered in cream cheese. It’s the perfect dish for those times when you want to show off your culinary skills. Just don’t blame Granny when the party gets a little out of control – I warned you!

Easy Creamy Grape Salad Recipe

All of these other grape salad recipes are made with sour cream, but that’s just plain weird to me. I prefer sour cream on my tacos, not covering my fruit. I use plain greek yogurt instead because I’ve been around for a while, and I know how to make a sweet bowl of deliciousness.

Yummy party food! This cheesecake grape salad is perfect for potlucks and backyard bbqs. The best sweet side dish! Super easy to make ahead of time.

I usually prefer to drink my grapes smashed into a box of wine, but I also don’t mind eating them when they’re covered in a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with crunchy pecans.

Creamy Grape Salad made with cream cheese! Are you looking for make ahead party food ideas? This sweet side dish is a crowd pleaser for potlucks, parties and barbecues. It's super quick and easy to make with no baking required. Just toss everything together and refrigerate. Top with chopped pecans, and watch it disappear. Kids love it!

This recipe is so quick and easy to make, you don’t even have to be sober. I made this salad last year for a potluck party, and I’m pretty sure that I had polished off a few bottles of wine by the time I even got around to washing the grapes. Mr. Beer Belly keeps mumbling something about rehab, but at least I’m not sitting around in a reclining chair all day watching the news.

Yummy Grape Salad made with a mixture of cream cheese, greek yogurt and sugar! A super quick and easy make ahead party food idea. This sweet side dish is great for pool parties, potlucks, family gatherings, holidays, parties and more. Top it with chopped pecans for the ultimate crowd pleasing food.


Cheesecake Grape Salad

A super yummy grape salad recipe made with cream cheese and greek yogurt! This quick and easy sweet side dish is perfect for potlucks, bbq's and parties. Serve it cold with chopped pecans and watch it disappear.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword cream cheese, grapes, party food, potluck dish
Servings 8


  • 4 pounds grapes (any color)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (optional)


  • In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, greek yogurt, white sugar and vanilla extra until smooth.
  • Stir in the washed and dried grapes.
  • Spoon the cream cheese grape mixture into a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving, stir in half of the pecans with the grape mixture. In a small bowl, combine the remaining chopped pecans with brown sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over the grape salad. If you don't have brown sugar on hand, no worries! You can leave it out.


  • Want to take this recipe up notch? Toast the pecans in a skillet over medium heat with about 1/2 tbsp of butter while constantly stirring and tossing. This should take 3-5 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before garnishing the salad. 
  • I prefer to use a mixture of red and green grapes because it adds a little more color and interest. 
  • You could also use walnuts for garnish, but granny prefers pecans. Toffee bits would also add a lovely crunch!
  • If you want to use sweetened vanilla yogurt in place of the plain greek yogurt, simply omit the vanilla extract and cut the white sugar in half. 
  • When your husband makes a mess in the kitchen, you might as well go drink some more wine and forget about it cause he ain't ever cleaning it up. 

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Cheesecake Grape Salad | A yummy sweet side dish for just about any party! If you're looking for make ahead food ideas for potlucks and family gatherings, this creamy grape salad is always a hit at parties. The best sweet and cold side dish! It's wonderful served as a side dish with just about any meal, but we especially like it with bbq. No sour cream! This recipe is made with a mixture of cream cheese, plain greek yogurt and sugar. Top with chopped pecans or walnuts for added crunch.

Creamy Grape Salad Recipe made with Cream Cheese (No Sour Cream) | The best party food! If you're looking for easy recipes to make for your next potluck or backyard bbq, you've got to try this cold and sweet side dish. So simple to make with no baking required! I love that I can make it the day before and then just pull it out of the fridge when we are ready to party. Creamy Cheesecake Grape Salad | A super easy and delicious potluck dish! Serve this cold and sweet side dish for just about any party. Kids especially love it! If you're looking for make ahead party appetizers and side dishes to make, this grape salad is crowd pleasing and easy to make with just a few ingredients: cream cheese, greek yogurt and sugar. Easy Creamy Grape Salad Recipe made with a block of cream cheese, plain greek yogurt, white sugar, brown sugar, and pecans! The best quick and easy make ahead party food. This sweet and yummy side dish goes with just about anything. Try it for your next backyard bbq! It super refreshing and delicious.