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Fluffy Cottage Cheese Salad

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10 Min


18 Servings



Fluffy Cottage Cheese Salad

This is one of those recipes that could be argued that it is a dessert instead of a salad. It really could go either way. Because I grew up in Utah, where Jello is a staple food, I always ate this as a salad. My aunt always brought a version of this salad to family gatherings. It is a definite favorite of mine! You can use any flavor of Jello in this salad to vary the recipe. I prefer Orange Jello, but the others are all delicious! There is nothing healthy about this salad, but it is SO good!


1 -6 oz. Orange Jello

1 -24 oz. container of Cottage Cheese

1 -16 oz. container of Cool Whip

3 cans Mandarin Oranges, drained

1 bag of colored Mini Marshmallows


1. Drain the Mandarin Oranges.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the Cool Whip, Mandarin Oranges, Cottage Cheese, Marshmallows, and Jello. Stir until everything is combined.

3. Serve and Enjoy!

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  •  You can use any flavor of Jello. Orange is my personal favorite, but Strawberry is a close second.

  • You can add canned Pineapple, sliced Bananas, or Fruit Cocktail as a variation. I prefer just Mandarin Oranges.

  • You can use plain marshmallows instead of colored marshmallows.

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