Mandarin orange jello salad recipe has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, fruit and more make this salad sweet and delicious.

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe

This is the best side dish and my family pretty much expects me to make it for any occasion. From Summer BBQ’s to Christmas dinner, this salad always has a place at the dinner table. It’s no surprise because it is SO delicious!

Lots of marshmallows, whipped cream, jello and fruit make each bite so creamy and decadent. It is light and fluffy and not heavy at all.

My kids could eat this by the bowl for a snack. It is really so amazing.

With only 6 ingredients, anyone can make this with very little effort. If you can toss ingredients into a bowl and stir, you can make this recipe. It is just that simple!

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

This recipe is so simple that the kids can help. If you have children that want to learn how to do things in the kitchen, this is a great recipe to let them help with.

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

Ingredient for easy mandarin orange salad:

  • 2 cups (1 – 16 oz) container small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 small box (3.4 oz) orange jello
  • 1 can (14 oz) mandarin oranges, drained well
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 container (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed
Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

How to make mandarin orange salad:

First, add cottage cheese to large bowl. Next, sprinkle jello over cottage cheese and mix well.

Add mandarin oranges and pineapple.  Mix well.

Stir in mini marshmallows. Fold in whipped topping. The kids love to help with this part!

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple
Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving. You can do this overnight to really let the flavors blend together.

Serve with additional mandarin oranges or whipped topping if you like. This is optional but looks pretty for garnishment.

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

Store leftovers in refrigerator. If you have any. 🙂 We rarely have leftovers because everyone loves this fruit salad so much!

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

Orange jello salad is quick and easy to make!

This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. The hardest part is waiting for the flavors to blend as it sits in the fridge.

I have been known to sneak spoonfuls of this amazing salad. It is so good!

The kids have no idea there is cottage cheese in this jello salad. Everything is blended with the whipped topping, marshmallows and fruit for a really tasty fruit salad dish. Yum!

Everyone will ask for the recipe.  No one ever believes how easy this jello salad is.

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

Tropical orange jello salad is budget friendly.

Since this easy recipe has only 6 ingredients, the entire dish is so frugal. I don’t mind at all when people ask me to bring this because it is so easy and inexpensive.

In fact, you can easily double this recipe if you have a large crowd to feed.  Sometimes, I do this anyway just so I can keep some at home if I’m taking this jello salad somewhere.

This family favorite side dish is so easy and always a hit. I have even used other ingredients and the salad was amazing.

You can add a little frozen orange juice concentrate for extra flavor. My kids  love when I add extra whipped cream on top.

So many recipes are seasonal or more suitable for one occasion or the other. This is one recipe that really works year round for anything!

I love having recipes like this to make. It really is possible to serve amazing dishes that are frugal and delicious.

From cookouts to birthdays and holidays and more, this dish never disappoints. It is also easy enough to make on busy weeknights for family dinner. You can’t go wrong with this delicious salad.

Please leave a comment once you try this and let us know your family liked it. I think it will be a hit for sure!

Mandarin orange jello salad recipe with cottage cheese has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, manderine and more make this salad delicious and fluffy. Enjoy this tropical salad with pineapple and cool whip. #eatingonadime #mandarinorangejellosaladrecipe #mandarinpineapple

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Mandarin orange jello salad

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Mandarin orange jello salad recipe has just 6 ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Whipped topping, jello, fruit and more make this salad delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill (at least one hour) 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Calories 253
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 1 – 16 oz container small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 small box 3.4 oz orange jello
  • 1 can 14 oz mandarin oranges, drained well
  • 1 can 20 oz crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 container 8 oz whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

  • Add cottage cheese to large bowl
  • Sprinkle jello over cottage cheese and mix well
  • Add mandarin oranges and pineapple, mix well
  • Stir in mini marshmallows
  • Fold in whipped topping
  • Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving, overnight is fine
  • Serve with additional mandarin oranges or whipped topping, if you like
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator

Nutrition Facts

Calories 253kcal, Carbohydrates 48g, Protein 9g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 305mg, Potassium 249mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 38g, Vitamin A 508IU, Vitamin C 47mg, Calcium 105mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. I’m a huge fan of the Jello fruit salads. I have made a peach one several times, and I have wondered about using other fruits and Jellos. I love mandarin oranges, so I was excited to find this, but I’m not thrilled about the pineapple. Due to severe dental issues, I can only eat very soft foods, and while pineapple can be tender, I sometimes struggle to eat it. I’m wondering if you have tried using other fruits in place of the pineapple, or maybe only used the mandarins, and leave the pineapple out completely. If not, do you have any suggestions for another fruit that’s flavor will mesh with the mandarins? Thanks in advance!

  2. I think that this recipe would be good with just mandarin oranges and I recommend just leaving the pineapple out.