No Bake Strawberry Lasagna

No Bake Strawberry Lasagna is a cool, creamy layered dessert that’s going to knock your socks off! This sweet treat is easy to make and sure to impress!

Our family loves strawberry desserts, as do many of our readers. This strawberry pie recipe is easy to make, and loved by many. Or give the classic strawberry pretzel salad a try for your next potluck.

Slice of no bake layered strawberry dessert.


Why This Recipe is Best

Lasagna for dessert? You bet! You may remember our easy peanut butter lasagna recipe. Or give our chocolate chip cookie lasagna a try soon.

But today, let’s talk STRAWBERRY lasagna.

This cool, creamy dessert has a graham cracker crust, a creamy cheesecake layer, a pretty pink strawberry layer and then is topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

What’s not to love?

  • No baking needed!
  • Just 7 ingredients for the whole dessert!
  • Makes a lot, so it’s great for serving a crowd.

Readers love our easy apple delight, with layers of apple pie and cheesecake! For a zesty treat, bursting with citrus flavor, try our easy lemon lush next!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make no bake strawberry lasagna.
  • Strawberry Gelatin – Get a box of this powdered gelatin to make the creamy strawberry layer. (You can also switch out the flavor here to make a different version.)
  • Unsalted Butter – I use unsalted butter in all of my baking, but it’s fine to substitute salted butter in this recipe if that’s what you have.
  • Cream Cheese – Make sure to use the full fat variety and let it soften on the counter for a few minutes so it’s easier to blend.
  • Cool Whip – This is used in the cheesecake layer, strawberry layer and on top of the lasagna, so you need 3 containers. Or swap it out for this homemade whipped cream recipe if you prefer!
  • Graham Crackers – Pulse these in a food processor to make crumbs – or buy the box of crumbs at the store. For a sweeter crust, swap out the graham cracker crumbs and use Golden Oreos or Butter Cookies instead.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make strawberry lasagna.

Make the strawberry layer first. Mix the strawberry gelatin with boiling water until dissolved, then stir in the cold water. Let cool for 15 minutes then stir in 1 container of Cool Whip. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Make the crust. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Freeze crust for about 15 minutes.

Make the cheesecake layer. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add in 1 container of Cool Whip and blend until combined.

Assemble and chill the lasagna. Spoon the cheesecake mixture over the graham cracker crust in the baking dish. Add the chilled strawberry layer on top. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours (or overnight).

Add toppings and serve. Spread the last container of Cool Whip over the top of the lasagna. Top with the chopped fresh strawberries and serve cold!

A white 13x9 baking dish with a layered strawberry dessert.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use softened cream cheese for a creamy, smooth filling. Be sure to choose the block of cream cheese, not the spreadable kind in a tub.
  • Be sure to chill the layers. The strawberry layer needs to chill for 30 minutes to set up to the right consistency before you layer it into the lasagna. The crust also needs about 15 minutes in the freezer to set up firmly.
  • Swap out the crust. Instead of a graham cracker crust, feel free to use Golden Oreos or Butter Cookies as the base of the lasagna. Or try it with an Oreo pie crust for a chocolate twist.
  • Change up the flavor! Instead of strawberry, choose a different flavor gelatin and use that fruit for topping the lasagna.
  • More No Bakes. Our strawberry eclair cake is similar to the classic version, filled with fresh berries.
Slice of strawberry desserts being lifted out of white dish.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make my own Cool Whip?

Sure can! Try our stabilized whipped cream if you prefer. Just keep in mind the recipe calls for THREE containers of Cool Whip, so be sure to make enough.

How do I store no bake lasagna?

This dessert should be stored, covered, in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze strawberry lasagna?

Yes! Once layered, cover the dish with plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. (Tip: Leave off the fresh fruit and add when serving.)

Slice of layered strawberry dessert on a white plate.

More Easy Desserts

No Bake Strawberry Lasagna

4.62 from 13 votes
By: Aimee
No Bake Strawberry Lasagna is a cool, creamy layered dessert that's going to knock your socks off! This sweet treat is easy to make and sure to impress!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 15 slices

Ingredients 

  • 1 box strawberry gelatin mix 3 ounce
  • cup boiling water
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • 3 containers Cool Whip, thawed 8 ounce each
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened 8 ounce
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 16 ounce fresh strawberries chopped or halved, for topping

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine strawberry gelatin with boiling water. Stir until dissolved, then add in the cold water and mix until combined. Allow to cool about 15 minutes.
  • Once cooled, fold in 1 container of Cool Whip. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press into the bottom only of a 13×9 baking dish. Freeze crust for about 15 minutes, while the strawberry layer is cooling in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Add in one container of Cool Whip and blend until combined. Spoon this layer over the cold graham cracker crust.
  • Remove the strawberry layer from the refrigerator and spoon over the cheesecake layer. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  • When ready to serve, spread the last container of Cool Whip over the top and sprinkle with strawberries. Serve cold.

Notes

  • Store: Keep lasagna covered and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: Cover with plastic wrap, then foil, and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
  • Swap out the Cool whip for our homemade stabilized whipped cream instead.
  • Use softened cream cheese for a creamy, smooth filling. Be sure to choose the block of cream cheese, not the spreadable kind in a tub.
  • Be sure to chill the layers. The strawberry layer needs to chill for 30 minutes to set up to the right consistency before you layer it into the lasagna. The crust also needs about 15 minutes in the freezer to set up firmly.
  • Swap out the crust. Instead of a graham cracker crust, feel free to use Golden Oreos or Butter Cookies as the base of the lasagna. Or try it with an Oreo pie crust for a chocolate twist.
  • Change up the flavor! Instead of strawberry, choose a different flavor gelatin and use that fruit for topping the lasagna.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 93mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
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Posted on February 16, 2023

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