Lemon Lasagna Dessert

Lemon Lasagna - 4 layers of goodness including a Lemon Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, lemon pudding layer and topped with cream! It's DELICIOUS!

I’m SO excited to share another delicious dessert recipe with you today that is AMAZING!!! This recipe for Lemon Lasagna will seriously knock your socks off. It’s one of those “layered” treats that has so many levels of delicious-ness. I’ve never been huge on lemon desserts, but things have changed and now I can’t get enough of them!

As I mentioned, this is a layered dessert, hence the reason why it’s called lasagna. This has a Lemon Oreo base, cream cheese layer, pudding layer and cool whip layer. Top it with a fresh lemon and you’ll be getting rave reviews from everyone. No baking is required for this recipe, and it’s especially perfect during the warmer months since it’s a cool recipe. Our whole family loves this Lemon Lasagna and can’t wait for me to make it again. It’s so creamy and one that everyone will love!


Ingredients:


  • 1 package Lemon (or Golden) Oreos
  • 6 TB unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup Margarine or butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large container cool whip - 16 oz. - or you can make your own cream
  • 2 - 3.9 oz packages of lemon instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • lemons (for garnish)

Instructions:



  1. Begin by crushing your Oreos. For a very fine mixture, place Oreos in a food processor. Place in a ziploc baggie and add melted butter. Mix until it is well combined.
  2. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan, spreading out to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, margarine/butter, powdered sugar, and ½ of the cool whip. Blend well and pour over your Lemon Oreo Crust.
  4. In another bowl, make the pudding by adding your milk and instant pudding to your bowl. Whisk together until pudding thickens. Pour over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Top off with the rest of your Cool Whip.
  6. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Add lemon slices and ENJOY!


Notes:

TIPS: to ensure your layered dessert turns out perfectly, keep these tips in mind.

Leave the Oreo filling inside the Oreos when you make the crust. This helps to keep the crumbs together.
The pudding will not set if you try using a dairy free or lactose free milk.

TOPPINGS. Here are some optional toppings for your lemon lasagna:


  • crushed walnuts
  • crushed pecans
  • strawberries
  • crushed Oreos
  • toasted coconut
  • sliced almonds

SUBSTITUTIONS. I get asked often if the lemon pudding can be replaced with lemon curd or lemon pie filling and the answer is yes! Those are great options. They will also give it a more tart, lemon flavor.

If you can’t find lemon Oreos, or if you don’t want the lemon flavor to be as strong, golden Oreos work just as well!

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