Christmas Lasagna Dessert

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Experience the festive delight of Christmas Lasagna – a layered holiday dessert that’s colorful and delicious! Made with a buttery shortbread base, a minty peppermint cheesecake layer, a smooth green pudding layer and then topped off with a fluffy Cool Whip topping and marshmallows with candy cane pieces!

Christmas Lasagna Dessert

Christmas Dessert Lasagna Recipe

You’ll love this Christmas Lasagna because it’s a perfect blend of sweet and creamy layers. Every bite of this layered dessert is a burst of holiday flavors. If you are looking for a similar chocolate layered dessert try our Hot Chocolate Lasagna.

What You’ll Need

  • Cookie layer: The base layer is made up of butter, powdered sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, red gel food coloring
  • Cheesecake layer: The cheesecake layer is in the middle. It consists of cream cheese, powdered sugar, Cool Whip, and peppermint extract. You can substitute whipped topping with Homemade Whipped Cream.
  • Pudding Layer: This layer is made up of a creamy white chocolate pudding made with milk, dyed green.
  • Topping: It is all topped with Cool Whip or whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and crushed peppermint candy canes.
Christmas lasagna dessert on a white plate

How to Make Christmas Lasagna

  • Prepare the Cookie Layer: This is the red layer. Mix flour, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl. In a mixer, blend butter and sugar until smooth. Add red food coloring, and mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture at low speed. Press the crust into a baking dish, and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Peppermint Cheesecake Layer: This is the white layer. Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 ½ cups Cool Whip or whipped cream and peppermint extract, and mix. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled cookie layer. Freeze to harden.
  • Green Pudding Layer: This is the green layer. Mix instant pudding mix, milk, and green food coloring for 5 minutes. Spread over cream cheese layer. Freeze for 1 hour.
  • Topping: Spread 1 ½ cups Cool Whip over pudding layer. Sprinkle mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes on top.

Tips and Tricks for Christmas Lasagna Recipe

  • Preparation is Key: Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature for smooth blending and baking.
  • Parchment Paper: Line your baking dish with parchment paper for easy removal and clean edges.
  • Chilling Time: Let each layer chill properly, especially the cheesecake and pudding layers. This ensures a firm and delightful texture.
  • Creative Toppings: Have fun with toppings! Crushed candy canes and mini marshmallows add a festive touch and contrasting textures. Feel free to get creative and add other things.
  • Sharp Knife for Neat Slices: When cutting the dessert into slices, use a sharp knife dipped in warm water for clean, beautiful servings.
  • Serve Chilled: Christmas Lasagna is best enjoyed cold, so keep in the refrigerator until serving for the most delightful experience.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to play around with extracts or food coloring to customize the dessert to your preference.
Christmas Lasagna Dessert

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Christmas Lasagna Dessert
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Christmas Lasagna

Experience the festive delight of Christmas Lasagna – a layered holiday dessert that's sure to bring joy to your taste buds. Get ready for a delightful blend of flavors and textures in every bite!
Servings: 16 servings
Prep: 2 hours


Cookie Layer:

Peppermint Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cup Cool Whip or whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Pudding Layer:



  • Preheat the oven to 350 and tear of a large sheet of parchment paper to cover a 9×13 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl whisk together flour, salt and cocoa powder.
  • In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add red food coloring and mix well.
  • Turn you mixer on low speed and gradually add flour mixture.
  • You may need to use your hands to mix throughly to make sure that you get all the flour mixture.
  • Press the mixture into bottom of baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Peppermint cheesecake layer:

  • Using the standing mixer, beat the cream cheese and powder sugar until smooth
  • Add 1 ½ cup Cool Whip and peppermint extract and mix until combine.
  • Spread over cooled shortbread layer.
  • Place into the freezer to harden while you make the pudding.

Green pudding layer:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the two boxes of pudding, milk and green food coloring and mix for 5 minutes.
  • Spread over cream cheese layer.
  • Place into the freezer for 1 hour.

Topping directions :

  • Spread 1 ½ cup Cool whip over pudding layer and top with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes.
  • Place in the fridge for overnight.

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Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.7mg


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4 comments on “Christmas Lasagna Dessert”

  1. This looks amazing! I have a question – what is cool whip? We don’t have that in Australia. Will thickened whipped fresh cream do the same?

  2. Thank you for the inspiration on this! My family has a “green pudding” on the table every year that includes pasticio jello, pineapple and marshmallows. I’m sure I could change things up a bit this year thanks to you! Merry early Christmas.