Monday Menu – Super Simple Jello Salad

It’s been a long time since I shared a recipe with you guys. I suppose that’s because I haven’t been baking or making anything all that exciting lately and that’s because I’ve been trying to cut back on the sweets and stick with a more healthy diet. ¬†You know… that whole lifestyle change thing as opposed to a diet.

But I consider this to be a sweet treat and someone what healthy at the same time. My super simple jello salad is so easy that your kids can make this one all by themselves!

super simple jello sald

Next to the jello salad that I make with Vernors (a Michigan favorite) and cream cheese this one is at the top of my favorite jello salad list! As you can see from the picture the ingredient list is easy… cottage cheese, jello, and whipped topping. Can it get any easier than this?

Super Simple Jello Salad


  • 1 lb container of cottage cheese - use any kind you want
  • 1 (3oz) box of jello - any flavor
  • 1 C whipped topping
  • 1 (4oz) can of well drained, crushed pineapple - I left this out because not everyone likes this at my house.


  1. *Mix the ingredients together in the order given in the list of ingredients.
  2. *Chill 2 hours.
  3. *Enjoy!
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Now, I used the sugar-free version of jello and I think that because of that mine turned out a little more runny than it has in the past. So I’d recommend using the regular jello instead of trying to save those few extra calories. Besides… it’s just jello salad and delicious and mostly healthy anyway. You can mix it up with various flavors of jello, tossing in some coconut, using the crushed pineapple, or mandarin oranges.

This is perfect for every day, potlucks, and picnics. I plan on making it for the next picnic that we go to because I really want to use the chiller bowls that I have and want to see how well they work.

What’s your super simple go-to dish?

12 Responses to Monday Menu – Super Simple Jello Salad
  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    July 15, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Yep, I could totally get with this treat! Indeed!!!!

    PS. It seriously ticks me off that I can’t find Vernors here! MAD!

  2. Aleta
    July 15, 2013 | 10:07 am

    Yummy and I love pineapples!

  3. Ashley
    July 15, 2013 | 11:21 am

    My kiddo would love this, perfect for a hot summer day.

  4. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles
    July 15, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    Sounds like a yummy summer treat!

  5. Anna
    July 15, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    Ooo. This looks yummy, and like it would go over well with the kiddos! Thanks for sharing. I know we’ll be making this soon (as in maybe tomorrow). ;)

  6. Megan @mnmspecial
    July 15, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    This is my favorite jello salad of all time! My mom always makes this at holidays and family gatherings. I call it pink jello salad. Yum.

  7. Mrs. Weber
    July 15, 2013 | 10:06 pm

    Oh, sounds nice and simple – my kind of recipe :)

  8. Beeb
    July 16, 2013 | 12:07 am

    I don’t know that I’ve ever tried a Jell-o salad with cottage cheese before! I do love some Jell-o salad at picnics and holidays. :)

  9. Hanan
    July 16, 2013 | 1:11 am

    That looks easy to make, thanks!

  10. Becca - My Crazy Good Life
    July 16, 2013 | 11:41 am

    I have never seen this before!! Thanks for the recipe :)

  11. Annie @ Mama Dweeb
    July 16, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    this reminds me of a similar salad my grandma used to make! thank you for sharing :)

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