Mandarin Orange Cottage Cheese Salad

Mandarin Orange Cottage Cheese Salad

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 2-4 People

This summertime side dish goes together in minutes. Ideal for serving at potlucks, barbecues or family picnics.


  • 1 (3-ounce) package orange Jell-O, dry
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 (12-ounce) container small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained


  1. Sprinkle dry Jell-O over cottage cheese. Mix in fruit and Cool Whip.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Comments on "Mandarin Orange Cottage Cheese Salad"

Peg May 22, 2013 | 7:32 AM

I have been making this salad for over 20 years. Our neighborhood had a Memorial Day Cookout every year. This salad is requested and expected. It goes great with smoked ribs and pulled pork.

Denzil March 07, 2013 | 7:42 PM

I could never stand eating just cottage cheese and peaches like some people but this salad is deliciously sweet and is like eating dessert without the guilt.

Yvonne December 17, 2012 | 11:55 AM

This is so delicious. It might not sound good but it is! I forgot about this salad and I am so glad to have remembered it!

Sammie November 21, 2012 | 9:43 PM

Love, love this salad. The thought of cottage cheese was not appealing; however, by the time you add everything in, it is delicious. I add chopped pecans on top for something extra. Delicious!