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How to Make Dessert Lasagna

Dessert lasagna with layers of sugar cookie crust, cheesecake filling and white chocolate topping is delicious. Can color for Christmas or any other holiday if you like or make year round. A pretty layered dessert your guests will rave over.

Dessert Lasagna

It’s holiday season and that means calories don’t count right? 😉 I mean all in moderation. You should always try something new each year we say, and cheesecake lasagna is one of those musts. If made for Halloween it could be orange and black, or red and green like this. (affiliate links present)

Christmas Dessert Lasagna

We added this new one to our part last year. When getting together our guest list and Cookie Exchange Printables for our party I thought we should try a dish we hadn’t done yet before. This is something I had made “regular” style but colored I thought would be fun since you would see all the layers when sliced into squares.

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For dinner we share How to Make Lasagna Step by Step and this one is no different. Even though this is sweet vs. savory it is made a bit the same way. The bottom is baked, then cooled, then the middle is baked, and cooled and then the top the same way.

Peppermint Dessert
red and green dessert

Dessert Lasagna Graham Cracker Crust

There are TONS of variations you can make to Philadelphia Cheesecake Bars. The middle this time is left as is but you could crush cookies and fold those in. Add sprinkles for color if you like or even swirl a bit of Nutella in there once poured in.

  • 1 roll of sugar cookie dough for crust – you can color red if you like
  • For the cream cheese layer you’ll need
  • 3 blocks cream cheese softened, can color this green with gel colors if you like
  • Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 c white chocolate chips
  • Butter unsalted, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

For a quicker version you could make our No Bake Cheesecake in Mason Jars that has fewer ingredients but more like mousse than the thick cake you’d expect. Both are great topped with whipped topping for a light and fluffy texture over the chocolate cream cheese mixture.

Dessert Lasagna Oreo

Dessert Lasagna Oreo

Another option for the bottom is to make the graham crust in food processor or with rolling pin, but crush the cookie part of Oreos instead to make chocolate lasagna recipe! No matter which you choose; Line baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl add the whole tube of sugar cookie dough.

  • Press this cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. While this cools, make the cheesecake filling, add cream cheese in bowl.
  • Blend with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the white sugar and blend again until combined.
    • Add in each egg one at a time, mixing between each addition until incorporated. Add the heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla and salt. Can add peppermint extract now.
  • Blend once more until the mixture is combined and smooth. (can add green food dye in this mixture if you’d like). Pour this cheesecake filling on top of the sugar cookie dough crust in the baking dish. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
    • The center will still be a bit jiggly, but at this point remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  • About 10 minutes before the cheesecake is done cooling, take another clean bowl and add the white chocolate chips and butter.
  • Use the double boiler method and place this over a pot with simmering water. Stir every so often until the chocolate chips have melted and butter is combined. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk. Mix until everything is smooth.

Using a microwave add butter and chips, microwave in 30 second increments stirring after every time until you reach a smooth mixture. Then fold in condensed milk.

Dessert Lasagna Graham Cracker Crust

Cover and place in the fridge to set and cool for another 2 hours. Cut and enjoy, adding some whipped cream on top of each slice if desired. We added some crushed candy canes as you can see here like our holiday Microwave Peppermint Bark recipe.

Peppermint Dessert

Like I said, there are tons of flavor profiles you could add to these, or leave as is. During Christmas it is nice to add a bit of mint to all the things if you ask me. Throughout the year you could swirl in some peanut butter into the middle and dollops of jam to the top like Cheesecake Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars.

Mini chocolate chips and/or mini marshmallows are fun too on top for texture. As with any of these treats with dairy fillings you will want to wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Jump to recipe and let us know what you think!

Christmas Dessert Lasagna

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Dessert Lasagna

Dessert lasagna with layers of sugar cookie crust, cheesecake filling and white chocolate topping is delicious. Can color for Christmas too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, dessert, lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 53 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 334kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Crust

  • 1 roll cookie dough sugar cookie dough for crust – can color red if you like

Cheesecake Filling

Topping

Instructions

  • Line a 9×11 or 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl add the whole tube of sugar cookie dough. (you can add red food dye if you like). Press this cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool. While this cools, make the cheesecake filling In a separate bowl add in the cream cheese. Blend with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the white sugar and blend again until combined. Add in each egg one at a time, mixing between each addition until incorporated. Add the heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla (you can add 1-2 tsp peppermint extract if you want now) and salt to finish this filling.
  • Blend once more until the mixture is combined and smooth. ( can add green food dye in this mixture if you'd like). Pour this cheesecake filling on top of the sugar cookie dough crust in the baking dish. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. The center will still be a bit jiggly, but at this point remove from the oven and let cool at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  • About 10 minutes before the cheesecake is done cooling, take another clean bowl and add the white chocolate chips and butter. Use the double boiler method and place this over a pot with simmering water. Stir every so often until the chocolate chips have melted and butter is combined. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk. Mix until everything is smooth.
  • ** Using a microwave add butter and chips, microwave in 30 second increments stirring after every time until you reach a smooth mixture. Then fold in condensed milk.
  • Pour this last layer of the dessert lasagna on top of the cooled cheesecake. Spread evenly. (can sprinkle crushed peppermint all over the top if making christmas lasagna.)
  • Cover and place in the fridge to set and cool for another 2 hours. Cut and enjoy, adding some whipped cream on top of each slice if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Dessert Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 221IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jeanie

Saturday 14th of October 2023

How do you color the sugar cookie dough?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 14th of October 2023

Just with gel food coloring is best, I will add a link

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