Simple Jello Salad

"I like Jell-O only served two ways, this is my favorite of the two. I usually see this at family reunions or sunday dinner. I could eat this any time."
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
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  • Empty whipped topping into a medium sized bowl.
  • Sprinkle Jell-O over the top and fold in so it is well blended.
  • Add cottage cheese and pineapple and fold into Jell-O mixture.
  • Chill for about 4 hours so that the jello softens and slightly sets up.
  • Serve.

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  1. This stuff is great. I've been making this for several years. I always use an 8 oz. carton of cool whip and a 16 oz. carton of cottage cheese. I add a small can of drained mandarin oranges, a small can of crushed pineapple, a jar of drained maraschino cherries, and nuts, either chopped pecans or sprinkle it with some of those nuts that come in a can that you can get to put on sundaes. I usually get fat free/low fat cool whip & cottage cheese, and sugar-free jello. You can't taste the difference. My husband also likes to add coconut flakes.
  2. Every time I'm asked to bring a salad somewhere, I bring this, using orange Jello and a can of drained mandarin oranges. It's not overly sweet & has no strong flavors but just enough texture. It's not a recipe to impress someone, more like a comfort food that everyone likes.
  3. 5 stars for ease and taste. I used lime jellow and followed the recipe as written. Next time I'll stretch out and try adding fruit and different flavors of jello to find a favorite.
  4. I make this using peach jello and sliced peaches. It is great.
  5. Definitely the classic old school jello salad, loved the throwback vibe of the recipe, I used raspberry jello (the superior flavor for this imo) and small curd cottage cheese.


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