Christmas Lasagna Recipe

Emma

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Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna is a delightful layered dessert that combines the flavors of red velvet, peppermint cheesecake, white chocolate pudding, and more. Perfect for adding a cheerful touch to your Christmas gathering!

Christmas Lasagna Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring

Peppermint Cheesecake Layer:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Pudding Layer:

  • 2 x 3.9 oz. boxes white chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • Green food coloring

For Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip

For Garnish:

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • Red and green sprinkles
  • M & M candies
Easy Homemade Christmas Lasagna Recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
  4. In a large bowl, beat softened butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  5. Add red food coloring (approximately 1 tablespoon) to achieve an intense red color. Mix well.
  6. Turn your mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until everything is combined.
  7. Press this mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

2. Creating the Peppermint Cheesecake Layer

  1. To create the cream cheese layer, beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip and peppermint extract, mixing until well combined.
  3. Spread this mixture over the cooled shortbread layer.
  4. Place it in the freezer to firm up while preparing the pudding.

3. Preparing the Pudding Layer

  1. For the green pudding layer, whisk together the contents of 2 x 3.9 oz. boxes of white chocolate instant pudding with 3 cups of milk.
  2. Add green food coloring a few drops at a time until you achieve your desired color.
  3. Whisk until smooth and spread it over the cream cheese layer.
  4. Set the dish in the freezer for 5 minutes.

4. Adding the Topping and Garnish

  1. Spread 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip over the pudding layer.
  2. Top it with mini marshmallows and sprinkles.
  3. Place the dish in the fridge for 3-4 hours until it is set.

Enjoy your cheerful and merry Christmas Lasagna at your festive gathering!

(Note: Merry Christmas everyone!!!)

Christmas Lasagna recipe

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FAQs On Christmas Lasagna

Q1: Can I make this Christmas Lasagna ahead of time? A1: Yes, you can prepare it a day in advance and refrigerate until serving.

Q2: Can I use store-bought red velvet crust instead of making it from scratch? A2: Certainly, you can save time by using pre-made red velvet crust.

Q3: What can I use as an alternative to peppermint extract? A3: If you’re not a fan of peppermint, you can use vanilla extract for a different flavor.

Q4: Can I customize the garnish for this dessert? A4: Absolutely, feel free to get creative with your garnish, using your favorite festive toppings.

If you’re a fan of delightful desserts, you might also enjoy exploring our recipes for Cookie Monster Ice Cream and Ninja Creami Recipes.

They’re perfect for adding some extra sweetness to your culinary repertoire.

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Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna Recipe

Christmas Lasagna is a whimsical layered dessert made with a buttery red velvet shortbread cookie crust, a peppermint cheesecake layer, white chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and mini marshmallows.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24 squares 1x

Ingredients

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For the Shortbread Cookie Layer:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring

For the Peppermint Cheesecake Layer:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

For the Pudding Layer:

  • 2 x 3.9 oz. boxes white chocolate instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • Green food coloring

For Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip

For Garnish:

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • Red and green sprinkles
  • M & M candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Add red food coloring (about 1 tablespoon) to achieve an intense red color. Mix well.
  4. Reduce your mixer’s speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until everything is combined.
  5. Press this mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
  6. To create the cream cheese layer, beat the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip and peppermint extract, mixing until well combined. Spread this mixture over the cooled shortbread layer. Place it in the freezer to firm while preparing the pudding.
  7. For the green pudding layer, whisk together the contents of 2 x 3.9 oz. boxes of white chocolate instant pudding with 3 cups of milk. Add green food coloring (a few drops at a time, to your desired color) and whisk until smooth. Spread it over the cream cheese layer and set the dish in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  8. Finally, spread 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip over the pudding layer and top it with mini marshmallows and sprinkles. Place the dish in the fridge for 3-4 hours until it is set.

Notes

  • Calcium: 152mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 317 kcal
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Sodium: 470mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

Keywords: Christmas Lasagna, Layered Dessert, Peppermint Cheesecake, Red Velvet Crust