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The Best Christmas Lasagna (Easy Christmas Dessert)

Something savory probably comes to mind when you hear the word “lasagna,” but this is something entirely different and is an absolute showstopper. This ingenious recipe for making the best Christmas Lasagna is actually a dessert and is certainly something the family will go crazy for.

Christmas Lasagna

How to Make Christmas Lasagna

Ready to make the most festive dessert ever? That’s definitely got to be this Christmas Lasagna Recipe and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. You’re in for a treat! Here’s the recipe:

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Make the red layer. In a bowl cream the butter. Add the egg and red food coloring as needed and beat to combine. Then, add the sugar cookie mix and crushed peppermint candies and mix to combine.
  • Spread the red layer. Spread the dough into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
  • Make the white layer. In a bowl cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add the peppermint extract and heavy cream and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread the white layer. Spread the mixture evenly over the cooled red layer.
  • Freeze. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Make the green layer. Add the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals stirring between each interval, until the chocolate has melted. Set aside.
  • Make the pudding. In another bowl add the milk and instant pudding. Beat with a hand mixer until thick.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Add the melted white chocolate and green food coloring as needed. Beat to combine.
  • Spread the green layer. Spread the green mixture evenly over the white layer.
  • Freeze. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Make the topping. For the topping, add the heavy cream and sugar to a well-chilled bowl. Beat the cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread the whipped cream layer. Spread the whipped cream evenly over the green layer.
  • Decorate. Decorate with sprinkles, crushed, peppermint candies and M&M candies if using.
  • Refrigerate. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours before serving.

Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

Why Are My Lasagna Layers Mixing Together?

It’s important that you give each layer enough time to set before adding another layer. Be sure to give adequate time in between each layer before starting on the next one, to ensure that the overall structure holds.

If you find that the layers are not holding up well, give them more time to cool before adding the next one.

Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna

How to Store Christmas Lasagna

When stored properly, this Christmas Lasagna can stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. This is because the different layers of the lasagna are meant to stay separate, and any longer than 5 days can affect the integrity of the layers.

To keep it fresh for longer, simply wrap individual portions of the Christmas Lasagna in freezer-safe plastic and store in an airtight container. When stored this way, the Christmas Lasagna can last another 1 to 2 months.

Christmas Lasagna

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Christmas Lasagna

Christmas Lasagna (Easy Christmas Dessert)

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 20 1x
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Ingredients

For the red layer:

  • 1 package (17.5 oz)  sugar cookie mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup crushed peppermints candies 
  • red food coloring

 

For the white layer: 

  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

 

For the green layer: 

  • 2 boxes (3.5 oz each) instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • green food coloring

 

For the topping: 

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup crushed peppermints candies 
  • green and red M&M candies 
  • assorted holiday sprinkles 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  3. To make the red layer, in a bowl cream the butter.
  4. Add the egg and red food coloring as needed and beat to combine.
  5. Add the sugar cookie mix and beat to combine. 
  6. Add the crushed peppermint candies and mix to combine. 
  7. Spread the dough into the prepared baking pan. 
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. 
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. 
  10. To make the white layer, in a bowl cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  11. Add the peppermint extract and heavy cream and whip until stiff peaks form. 
  12. Spread the mixture evenly over the cooled red layer. 
  13. Freeze for 30 minutes. 
  14. Meanwhile make the green layer. 
  15. Add the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. 
  16. Microwave on high in 30 seconds intervals stirring between each interval, until the chocolate has melted. Set aside. 
  17. In another bowl add the milk and instant pudding. 
  18. Using an electric hand mixer, beat until thicken. 
  19. Add the melted white chocolate and green food coloring as needed. 
  20. Beat to combine.
  21. Spread the green mixture evenly over the white layer. 
  22. Freeze for 30 minutes. 
  23. For the topping, add the heavy cream and sugar to a well-chilled bowl.
  24. Using electric hand mixer, beat the cream until stiff peaks form. 
  25. Spread the whipped cream evenly over the green layer.
  26. Decorate with sprinkles, crushed, peppermint candies and M&M candies if using.
  27. Refrigerate for minimum 6 hours before serving. 

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