Lemon Lasagna

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

Hey guys! How’s your summer going so far? Has it been flying? Ours is going by so quick and we already start school in a few weeks. Pretty crazy, but the kids are excited. Can’t say I feel the same because I love our time together, but having school starts also means the holidays are fast approaching and that makes me pretty giddy (I’m crazy, I know!) Speaking of things that make me pretty giddy, 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! My White Chocolate Lasagna has been a favorite, so I knew a Lemon version would be great. I’m thinking I’ll have to try other versions like cherry and strawberry soon because the layered desserts are a favorite of the family’s and are perfect for get togethers.

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!

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


Check out those layers!! Even though this lasagna recipe is especially perfect for Spring and Summer, we love making it all year long, but that’s because Arizona is warm all year long. πŸ˜‰ We really enjoyed it and hope you do too!

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Lemon Lasagna Recipe:

4.8 from 33 reviews
Lemon Lasagna
Lemon Lasagna - 4 layers of goodness including a Lemon Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, lemon pudding layer and topped with cream! It's DELICIOUS!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-15
  • 1 package Lemon (or Golden) Oreos
  • 6 TB unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)
  • Β½ 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)
  1. Begin by crushing your Oreos. For a very fine mixture, place Oreos in your food processor. Place in a ziploc baggie and add your 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 Β½ of the cool whip. Blend well and pour over your Lemon Oreo Crust.
  4. In another bowl, make your pudding by adding your milk to your bowl and instant pudding. 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!

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Mel sure loved the dessert! She came sneaking in while I was taking pictures and kept pointing saying, “mmmm!” I let her try it and she loved it – kept asking for more. Looks like we have another Lil’ Luna test taster in the making. πŸ˜‰

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

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty β€œLil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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    1. Hi Amy!! Thanks so much! We are trying to have as much fun as we can! They love being by cousins now πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think of this recipe! Thanks again!

  1. Hi Kristyn! I have loved your blog for a long time! I just posted a recipe for blackberry -Lemon marmalade that you might love, speaking of lemons! It is so delicious. Thanks for all of your great ideas.
    Helen @threewonksdesign.weebly.com

          1. Not sure what REGULAR means… There is big and small. (can’t remember the ounces) Which one is regular?

          2. She was asking whether they were the thin ones or the normal size ones, so that’s what I meant by regular πŸ™‚ I can’t remember the ounces either, but it’s the normal size package, not like the family size (larger) one. Hope that helps you.

          3. Silly question but do you take the cream centre out of the cookies before placing them in the food processor?

  2. It is too hard to find your recipes. I spend almost a hour tp find it (call me crazy). I don’t have trouble with others webs site

  3. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Everything looks so good. Taking a batch of your Lemon Lasagna to my son on Thursday.

        1. Thanks. Have you considered putting the button in a more conspicuous place?

          I look forward to making this. I think I will love it.

    1. I don’t have the ounces in front of me, but it’s just the regular size package. Hopefully, that makes sense πŸ™‚ Thanks so much and hope you enjoy!

  4. I just discovered this delicious looking lemony yummy lasagna! But, I have a question, do I take the cream out of the Golden Oreos or leave the cream in there? Seems like the crust would be extremely sweet of the cream was left in.

  5. I’m considering adding some lemon zest to the cream cheese layer, do you think this would be a good addition?

  6. If one cant get lemon pudding pkt what is the option or alternativery. .it’s not freely available in India..(Goa.)..where I live at present..pls do reply..thks

  7. I think what you called instant pudding, I think we call it something different in Australia is that custard or something else?

  8. LL,
    Ok, so I bought cook and serve pudding (it was the only lemon kind I saw). Should I make it as the package directs, then layer it on after it cools? Or go back to the store and find the instant kind?

    1. I haven’t tried with the cook & serve, but go ahead and make it according to directions & maybe stick in the fridge to cool, then continue in the steps. Hope that helps!

  9. Hi, are you supposed to melt the half cup of Butter? I didn’t think I would ever get the butter blended with the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

    1. You don’t melt it..I usually get mine out the morning of or night before, so that it’s at room temperature & much easier to mix. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  10. I will be making this today for Mother’s Day. I will let you know how it turns out! I am sure it will be fabulous!

  11. I made this for Mother’s Day and used almond milk because that’s what I had. I otherwise followed the directions exactly but it did not set right and was a bit soupy. Tasted good though but next time will use regular milk. Just wanted to share. Thanks

  12. I made it for Mother’s Day and it was delicious. I used the Golden Oreo’s and added crushed walnuts on the top layer. This will be my new summer dessert. It’s cool and light. People who didn’t like lemons loved this dessert.
    This was my first time on your site. I’m looking forward to checking out more of your recipes.
    Thank you Kristyn:)

  13. Hi, I love your lemon lasagna! I was wondering if using a good quality lemon curd would work or should I stay with using instant pudding? Thanks for sharing, I’m look in forward to seeing more goodies from you.

    1. I wish I knew? I haven’t tried with lemon curd. Has anyone else? I’d love to know, so maybe I’ll have to try. The lemon pudding is great too, though πŸ™‚

  14. Do you know the nutritional break down of the Lemon Lasagna? Also can you use to replace the 1/2 cup of butter in the cream cheese mixture? Just seems to be fat over kill. Made it for the first time and like it but think it is fat over the top!

    1. I’m sorry I don’t have the nutrient break down. You can use applesauce or vegetable oil in place of butter. I hope that helps! Thanks for giving it a try!

  15. This is wonderful I also used this to make a key lime lasagna!! Yes royal brand carries key lime instant pudding!!! Thankyou

  16. I love the use of the lemon cookies as the crust! A think a gingersnap cookie crust would be amazing.
    This recipe was delicious as is but I can taste that the pudding is boxed. I think I might try a lemon curd next time.
    This was a great quick recipe for a last minute get together and the lemon fans loved it!

  17. Hi Luna,

    Love your creations and so are my kids :).
    I would like to make the Lemon Lasagna for the weekend for a BBQ party but here over at the UK we don’t have lemon instant pudding. What can I buy or make on my own instead .

    Many thanks in advance.

  18. I just tried this recipe today and it was pretty tasty. To give it just a bit more tartness I added about 2 oz of frozen lemonade concentrate to the cream cheese mixture. Nummy!

  19. I made the Lemon Lasagna and everyone loved it. I made it using strawberry pudding also and that was just as good. I am going to make this for our annual Italian Festival where I live, can I make these ahead and freeze them?

    1. I am so glad to hear that!! Thank you so much! I haven’t tried freezing it before, so couldn’t personally let you know, but I think it should be ok. Hope that helps! Enjoy!

  20. The Lemon Lasagna is now one of my family’s favorites! Giving my Mom the recipe as she asked for and my brother, etc. A tasty delight!

  21. Thank you for not using graham cracker crust! I am so tired of it to the point of not liking it anymore! Thank you again! πŸ˜€

  22. the lemon lasagne recipe looks good ..not sure what coolwhip but you mentioned can make your own do you have a recipe for that and also not sure if we have golden oreos in Australia so will have to substitute

    1. This is so good & refreshing! I hope you do try it πŸ™‚ The cream is made with heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, & maybe a little vanilla. You could look up homemade whipping cream & you’ll find the amounts that you need πŸ™‚

  23. It’s very easy and tasty. The second time I made it i tweaked a couple parts to make it more to my taste. I doubled the amount of Oreo crust. And instead of lemon pudding I used lemon pie filling. It was much tarter.

  24. This is amazing! I have two very picky eaters here and it was inhaled. So good. The only sad part was that we don’t have lemon Oreos in Canada so golden it was. Thank you! May I share this link on Facebook?

  25. Any chance these recipes can be prepared using sugar- and/or fat-free ingredients? I’m an overweight diabetic!

  26. Has anyone made these and added some lemon juice or lemon extract to the cream cheese layer? And is the butter really necessary in the cream cheese layer? Thanks in advance for any help. I’m dying to make this!

  27. I used 2% reduced fat milk and mixed it with the instant pudding and I could not get it to thicken at all – came out very soupy like some others have mentioned. Do you need to actually follow the directions on the pudding box and boil the mixture first and all that? Or do I need to use whole milk instead? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!

    1. That shouldn’t make a difference. I’m sorry it was too soupy. Did you use 2 boxes of pudding & just the 3 cups of milk? No, you don’t follow the directions on the box. I hope we can figure out why it was soupy!

    2. The recipe calls for two pkgs. of 3.9 oz. lemon instant pudding. In Wisconsin, pkg. size is now 3.4 oz., which equates to 1 oz. less pudding mix for this recipe. Thinking it might be too ‘soupy’ if adding 3 c. milk since less pudding mix is actually used, I used only 2-1/2 c. milk (I used whole milk so it would set up nice). Seemed a bit thick spreading it on the cream cheese layer; will see how it turns out tomorrow. Just a note: Pudding mix instructions says to use 2 c. milk per 3.4 oz. pudding mix for pudding so maybe 3 c. milk would set up even if not using two pkgs. 3.9 oz. pudding mix. The pudding box states the pudding will not set if using soy milk. 2% milk shouldn’t prohibit setting but it might be softer set than using whole milk.

  28. I have made this yummy dessert on several occasions with someone asking for the recipe each time. I love anything lemony.Thank you for sharing.

  29. I just made this for a family gathering and boy was it a hit! No leftovers! Super easy recipe with fantastic results. Thank you for sharing this one!

  30. This is a favorite of my dad. To answer some of the other posts, I used the thin lemon Oreos. I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough, so I used 2 packages and kept the melted butter at 6T. Work perfectly. This is definitely a family favorite. Thanks for Sharing!

  31. i made the lemon lasagna on Saturday for our get together and everyone loved it, I love it, so easy and so good, glad u put the recipe here, can wait for more desserts , that are as easy as this one

    Thanks again


  32. Hi Kristyn!
    I am fan of your blog, looks so yummy and I am making lemon lasagna according to your recipe instructions. Thanks for your sharing!


  33. My daughter loves this and requests it for her birthday every year! We use gluten free vanilla sandwich cookies and gf vanilla wafers instead of Oreos. Since we don’t have lemon in the crust we add the juice and zest of 1 lemon to the cream cheese layer.

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