Frog Eye Salad

"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."
 
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Ready In:
26mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. chef 29271
    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.
     
  2. Amber Dawn
    I love this recipe.... I've made it several times now. It's one of my "staple" pot luck items.
     
  3. brian48195
    This was very good. It was not too sweet. I would also say the number of servings is accurate. I halved the recipe and it was plenty for 6 people. Make sure you drain the pineapple real well. Thanks for sharing!!
     
  4. Erin R.
    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.
     
  5. januarybride
    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!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Kellie
    I try to keep this in my refrigerator at all times!I It's a great quick snack! I use the family size box of vanilla pudding instead of the smaller one. It keeps the salad creamy and not sticky after a couple of days like the smaller box. I take the milk to only 1 cup and use all of the reserved pineapple juice to make the measurement equal a cup of each. I completely nix the coconut...it completes too much with the texture of the pepes. I also use only about 2 cups of marshmallows, just because they are my least favorite ingredient. I am going to try whipped topping on the next batch! I also add a can of fruit cocktail with extra cherries. And....the best part of my tweak is that I add about a handful of chopped pecans. It complements the texture and who doesn't love pecans!! Get you some!!
     
  2. Erin R.
    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.
     

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