Kathie Carr Recipe

Green Jello with Cottage Cheese and Pineapple

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
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Kathie's Story

I don't know where Grandma got this recipe. It, and many like it, were popular back in the 1950's and 60's. It may have originated with the Jello Company.

Every church supper and family gathering had a similar dish and everyone had their variations. This was one of my Grandma's favorites.


1 box
(6 ounces) lime jello
1 can(s)
(11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can(s)
(20 ounces) crushed pineapple well drained or fruit cocktail, drained
1 c
small curd cottage cheese
container cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine the dry lime jello, mandarin oranges, and pineapple or fruit cocktail in a bowl.

Set the bowl in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours. Remove the bowl from the fridge and stir in the cottage cheese and Cool Whip, stirring until well blended.
Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator until serving.

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  • Comments

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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - Apr 6, 2012
    Yes, I also made this back then, and still do, in many flavors of jello. One of my Children's favs when they were small was with cherry jello, cottage cheese, a can of cherry pie filling and cool whip (sometimes chopped pecans in it).

    We used to make it with real whipped cream before cool whip.

    I think back then (around the late 60's when cool whip came out) the recipe was even on the underneath side of the cardboard on the lid of cool whip.
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    Mary Compton marykate16 - Apr 6, 2012
    This IS DELICIOUS, EASY TO MAKE, & VERSATILE...all the things our family loves! Thanks, Kathie, for reminding us of this 'keeper' salad!
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    Mary Compton marykate16 - Apr 6, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Trisha Shrum Shrader trisha1 - Apr 6, 2012
    My family makes a similar recipe except we use pistachio instant pudding instead of lime jello. It is delicious.
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    Kathie Carr kathiecc - Apr 6, 2012
    Hi everyone. Thanks for the comments. The version with pistachio pudding is called Watergate Salad and my Mom used to make that one. It was supposed to have originated at the famous Watergate Hotel in Washington, CD.

    I believe that this version was earlier and may be a Jello or Cool Whip recipe as Cindy indicated.

    It always amazes me at how much Jello and Cool Whip the older recipes use, even the Amish (who have the reputation of making everything from scratch) in our area use a lot of both. Maybe because its good tasting, huh? :)