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Kohlrabi Lasagna with cheesy cream cheese layers

Kohlrabi lasagna casserole with blight brown linen and plates and forks on either side
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This is an easy recipe for a delicious kohlrabi lasagna with cheesy cream cheese layers and homemade tomato sauce. It’s the perfect recipe to add some extra vitamins to your family’s diet. Vegetable Lasagna! Yeah Baby 😉 .

Since I’m growing part of the food, we need, in my own little garden you’ll see me more often experimenting in my own kitchen than ever. I just love to pair new things like for this hearty vegetable lasagna.

About 5 years ago the only thing I would cook up with kohlrabi would be creamy kohlrabi and peas with sour cream. Now there is nothing I’m not trying to cook with these beautiful green vitamin bombs. I fill them, cook them in a delicious curry sauce, add them raw to my salad and I even put them in my morning smoothie.

one piece of kohlrabi lasagna on 3 white plates
Comfort food at its best!

My new favourite dish for my kohlrabis and garden fresh tomatoes is a delicious vegetarian lasagna. I know you’ll say lasagna? Oh no, so much work! But be assured it’s an easy recipe and the kohlrabi lasagna is ready for the oven in under 30 minutes!

Kohlrabi Lasagna and what to expect.

  • There is no meat that’s why I previously said it’s a vegetarian dish 😉
  • The kohlrabi slices are used instead of the pasta sheets, so no pasta either.
  • There is a delicious fruity homemade tomato sauce in it.
  • An extra creamy filling made of cream cheese and cheese and fresh herbs.
Kohlrabi lasagna casserole
Nothing is better than home cooked comfort food.

Kohlrabi and his benefits.

The kohlrabi is related to cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower and is also known as german turnip. There are 3 main kohlrabi sorts that are common: The white, blue and violet coloured lumps. The coloured lumps are worth buying if you get the chance. They may lower the risk for cancer and cardiovascular diseases. That means perfect for a diet and a healthy balanced lifestyle.

garden fresh green kohlrabis
Kohlrabi always tastes better fresh from your own garden.
  • Kohlrabi is low in calories. 100g of kohlrabi only has 26 calories-
  • It’s perfect for loosing weight because of it’s low calories .
  • 90 percent of the kohlrabi is made up of water.
  • The vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that protects your body from free radical damage and plays a role in wound healing, collagen synthesis, iron absorption, and immune health.
  • Furthermore, it’s rich in vitamin B6, which supports immune health, protein metabolism, and red blood cell production .
  • It’s also a good source of potassium, a mineral and electrolyte that’s important for heart health and fluid balance.
  • Finally, a single cup (135 grams) of kohlrabi provides approximately 17% of your daily fiber needs. Dietary fiber helps support gut health and blood sugar control .
  • If you want to know more about this power vegetable go to for more information.
violet kohlrabi
Violet kohlrabi has many powerful healthy advantages.

Making this vegetable Lasagna is easier than you might think.

First things first: Homemade chunky tomato sauce.

  • At the beginning I peel the kohlrabi and cut it into half centimes or about 1/4inch thick slices and season them with 1 tablespoon salt.
  • I start out with mincing the onions and cutting the tomatoes into small chunks.
  • Then I head 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium large pan and saute the onions with no colouring for 8 minutes or until tender.
  • Furthermore I add the balsamic, tomato chunks, sugar and salt and let everything simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Turn of the head and let it rest until needed.
pan with hot tomato sauce
Nothing is better than a chunky tomato sauce from scratch.

The second step: Cheesy cream cheese filling.

I take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator, 10 minutes before starting with the lasagna. That is an important step because if the cream cheese is to cold you can’t cream it properly.

Put all ingredients into a medium size bowl and cream it with a mixer or a fork until creamy. Season it again with salt and freshly grounded pepper if needed.

The important last step: Putting everything together to an amazingly delicious vegetarian dish.

Preheat the oven to 180°Celsius or 360°Fahrenheit.

I start out with the first layer and spread the kohlrabi slices evenly out on the bottom of my casserole.

casserole filled with the first layer of kohlrabi
The first layer!

Then I put put a second layer of my homemade chunky tomato sauce on top of the kohlrabi slices.

Lasagna casserole with the beginning of the second layer- tomato sauce
The beginning of the second layer.

Furthermore I toped the tomato sauce with the third layer –the cheesy cream cheese filling.

casserole lasagna with third layer of creamy cream cheese
Third lasagna layer – cheesy cream cheese filling

After these 3 steps your start with the first layer again.

When I put the last layer of the cream cheese filling on top, I finish the casserole with sprinkling the rest of the grated cheese evenly on the lasagna.

At last: sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese on top.

Put the lasagna into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Take the casserole form out of the oven and let it rest for 7 minutes before serving.

One piece of kohlrabi lasagna on a spatula
Sooo deliciuos!

Can I swipe the kohlrabi for another vegetable ?

Of course you can but it might not be as good as it is with that power lump. You can exchange the kohlrabi with zucchini or aubergine slices.

Kohlrabi lasagna on a white plate with a golden brown linen
This dish is perfect for your family because kohlrabi is a vitamin bomb.
one piece of kohlrabi lasagna on 3 white plates
Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven.

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Comforting Hugs 😉 Nina

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If you liked this recipe you might be interested in our hearty and flavourful Italian Pasta Bolognese recipe too.

excerpt of the bolognese pasta on a white plate
This is my favourite pasta sauce.

Vegetable lasagna on a couple of white plates

Vegetable Lasagna made with Kohlrabi, creamy cheese cream layers and homemade tomato sauce

This is a delicious vegetarian recipe for kohlrabi lasagna. It's got a homemade tomato sauce and a creamy filling made of cream cheese and cheese. It's an easy and family friendly recipe and even your kids will love it.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, vegetarian
Keyword: kohlrabi, lasagna, veggies
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 558kcal
Author: Nina


Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 200 g onions minced
  • 750 g tomatos cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp balsamico vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

cheesy cream cheese filling

  • 200 g cream cheese plain
  • 150 g sour cream
  • 140 g grated cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 sage leaves fresh or 1/2 tsp dried sage

Kohlrabi layers

  • 700 g kohlrabi peeled and cut into 0,5 cm thick slices
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50 g crated cheese to sprinkle on top


Homemade rustic tomato sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat and cook the minced onions without coloring for 5 minutes until tender.
    Add the chunky cut tomatoes, salt, sugar and vinegar and let everything cook for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Dont forget to sitr the sauce from time to time otherwise it will get burned.
    Set aside and let it slightly cool.

Cheesy cream cheese filling

  • Stir all ingredients for the filling togehter with am mixer until creamy.
    About 4-5 minutes.

Kohlrabi layering

  • Cut the peeled kohlrabi into 0,5 cm thick slices.
    Put all slices into a large bowl and add the salt.

Assembling the Lasagna

  • Preheat your oven to 180°Celsius or 350°Fahrenheit
  • Prepare a small square casserole 25cmx25cm with olive oil
  • Step 1: Start with one layer of kohlrabi slices
  • Step 2: Then add one layer of tomato sauce.
  • Step 3: Add one layer of the cheesy cream cheese filling and then start with step 1 all over again.
  • After you are finished with your last layer, which should be the cheesy cream cheese filling, add the rest of the grated cheese on top and put the casserole in the oven for 50 minutes.


Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 3072mg | Potassium: 1286mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2881IU | Vitamin C: 138mg | Calcium: 415mg | Iron: 2mg

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