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Cottage Cheese Jello Salad

Light, fluffy Cottage Cheese Jello Salad is a mixture of crushed pineapple, cottage cheese, strawberry Jell-O and Cool Whip.
Prep Time5 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 3 oz package Jell-O any flavor, we use strawberry
  • 15 oz can crushed pineapple drained
  • 16 oz container cottage cheese
  • 8 oz container Cool Whip, thawed


  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese, pineapple and jell-O, stir until completely mixed.
  • Gently fold in the Cool Whip until combined with the other ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.



What does this salad taste like?
It tastes like pineapples and strawberries! The cottage cheese is very mild and mostly gives this salad a creamy texture. All you really taste is sweetness from the whipped topping and fruit flavors.
How long does cottage cheese jello salad last?
If you have leftovers, they will keep for a day or so in the refrigerator.
Can you use homemade whipped cream?
You can but it won’t be as stable. Whipped topping holds up better, so if you use homemade whipped cream plan to serve the salad within a few hours of making it. I recommend whipping the cream until it holds stiff peaks and then fold it into the other ingredients.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg