Strawberry/Pineapple Pretzel Salad (Paula Deen/Food Network)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I used to make this salad all the time and so did my mom. However, I tried it using Paula's "extra special ingredient", crushed pineapples, and oh boy it was great. It's amazing that one little change can make a huge difference. ENJOY! If you crave things that have that salty/sweet combo, then this is for you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter, and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Press this mixture into a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes.
  4. Set aside and allow to cool.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar.
  6. Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust.
  7. Refrigerate until well chilled.
  8. In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly.
  9. Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture.
  10. Refrigerate until serving time.
  11. To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! Made it for our Thanksgiving Grazing day and there was hardly any left. I almost goofed - tried to put in a 20 oz can of crushed pineapples. Luckily my son caught me and I only put in 1/3 of the can, worked great. Thanks Tree!

Buzymomof3 November 22, 2011

This is the best strawberry pretzel salad I've ever made. The pineapple makes all the difference in the world. I found this recipe in The Lady & Sons Too. Thank you for posting!

AmyZoe November 26, 2010

My sister shared this Paula Deen recipe with me a few years ago and it is GREAT! I made it for a few potlucks and now it is often requested for group outings...the only drawback is the calorie content!

10887958 May 24, 2010