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cottage cheese jell-o salad

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

Wow, talk about an easy salad to make this is it! Now, my Grammie didn't have a name for this recipe so I just gave it a name. I remember eating this Jell-o when I was a kid. I love that it has cottage cheese in it. It is light, creamy, and just the right amount of sweet. It would be great to be served at Easter time or any holiday with the flavor of Jell-o you love.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you grew up in the 1960s or 70s, you most likely have tried this salad at a holiday or potluck. This vintage cottage cheese Jell-o salad has so many contrasting flavors. The sweet Cool Whip with the gelatin mix is balanced by the tangy cottage cheese. Bits of sweet pineapple is in every bite. We went with lime Jell-o for the classic green color we grew up with. You can use any flavor of gelatin though. It sounds strange, but this salad is so good.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 6 to 8 servings
prep time 5 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For cottage cheese jell-o salad

  • 3 oz
    package of Jell-o, any flavor
  • 8 oz
    Cool Whip
  • 1 pt
    cottage cheese
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple, well drained (20 oz)

How To Make cottage cheese jell-o salad

  • Gathering the ingredients.
    Gather together your 4 ingredients.
  • Mixing dry Jell-O mix with Cool Whip.
    Sprinkle dry Jell-o out of the box over the top of the Cool Whip. Fold together.
  • Folding in cottage cheese.
    Mix in the cottage cheese.
  • Stirring in pineapple.
    Mix in the drained pineapple.
  • Salad ready to chill.
    Once mixed cover and chill. Grammie says that the lime Jell-o or orange pineapple was her favorite.