ORANGE JELLO SALAD

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Orange jello salad is so pretty and just as good as it is pretty!

Orange Jello Salad

This orange jello salad is wonderful for any occasion.  It is so colorful and would be great for Easter, birthday dinners, holidays of any kind or take it to any buffet or church gathering.  My family loves this salad and I make it sometimes for just a regular Sunday meal when we all get together.  It keeps well for several days refrigerated.  You could double it for a crowd or even cut the recipe in half for just a few people. I don’t put the nuts or coconut in mine when I make it but you can add if you like coconut and nuts in salads.  You might also like our recipe for easy grape salad.

Orange jello salad will become a favorite for family and guests.

1 (16 ounce) container large curd cottage cheese

1 (3 ounce) box orange jello (do not make the jello)

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained

1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained (save some oranges if you want to decorate top of salad with them)

1 (8 ounce) cool whip

1 1/2 cups colored marshmallows

1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Combine the cottage cheese (I don’t drain the cottage cheese) with the dry jello mix and stir.  Add pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, cool whip, marshmallows, coconut and nuts. Stir well.  Refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.  Decorate with extra orange slices and marshmallows.

Makes 6 1/2 cups.  Enjoy!

Orange Jello Salad

Orange Jello Salad

Orange Jello Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
 

This easy salad is perfect for any gathering. Super easy to make and looks amazing on a table. Very decorative. 

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: easy salad recipe, jello salad, orange jello salad
Servings: 6 cups
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 16 ounce container large curd cottage cheese
  • 1 3 ounce box orange jello (do not make the jello)
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained (save some oranges if you want to decorate top of salad with them)
  • 1 8 ounce cool whip
  • 1 1/2 cups colored marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
Instructions
  1. Combine the cottage cheese (I don't drain the cottage cheese) with the dry jello mix and stir. Add pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, cool whip, marshmallows, coconut and nuts. Stir well. Refrigerate for a couple hours before serving. Decorate with extra orange slices and marshmallows.

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3 Comments

  1. Super excited to make this salad

  2. Sandra Huffman says:

    Absolutely love your recipes. I am from Elizabethtown. Looking for your cookbooks, are they in any store. Thanks for everything.

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