Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 11 mins

Acine de Pepe is a small, round pasta, hence the "Frog's Eye". My kids are wild about this recipe. It is their choice whenever we are asked to bring a dish for a pot luck.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water for 11 minutes.
  2. Drain well, rinsing with cold water to cool pasta.
  3. In large bowl, beat reserved pineapple juice, milk, sugar and pudding mix for 2 minutes.
  4. Gently stir in pasta and remaining ingredients.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours.
Most Helpful

This salad was great! My kids loved it and it is definintly a make again. It doesn't taste like a 'pasta' salad, more like a fruit pudding.

chef 29271 January 21, 2002

This is lovely stuff! I'd never heard of frog eye salad before, but got assigned to bring it to a birthday dinner. I liked that your recipe used vanilla pudding instead of tons of whipped cream, and it was not hard to throw together. It makes a GIANT bowl and I was worried about bringing a bunch home, but everyone mowed through it and took away most of the leftovers, too. It has the nicest, light and fruity flavor, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good sweet salad. Thanks.

Erin R. March 22, 2011

I like the use in pudding in the recipe - I used Sugar Free with great results. I added WAY more fruit, as that's how I like mine. Taking it to a pot luck tomorrow evening. Thanks for posting!

JanuaryBride October 01, 2010