This is a very tasty yet unique fruit salad.

Linda
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • Prepare pudding according to directions on package however, use only 1 1/2 cups milk. Refrigerate until chilled.

  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta and pudding; mix until evenly coated.

  • Add oranges, pineapples, fruit cocktail and cherries to pasta mixture. Mix well. Fold in whipped topping, chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

421.3 calories; 5.9 g protein; 79.8 g carbohydrates; 4.2 mg cholesterol; 240.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
This recipe is actually supposed to be made with the tiny little Acini di pepe pasta, and it is then called "Frog Eye Salad" It is also truly delicious Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/08/2005
I made this salad to bring for a party it was the only salad untouched! pasta and pudding shouldn't mix. Read More
(18)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
This recipe is actually supposed to be made with the tiny little Acini di pepe pasta, and it is then called "Frog Eye Salad" It is also truly delicious Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
This recipe is actually supposed to be made with the tiny little Acini di pepe pasta, and it is then called "Frog Eye Salad" It is also truly delicious Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
08/07/2005
I made this salad to bring for a party it was the only salad untouched! pasta and pudding shouldn't mix. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2008
I have a similar recipe to this and am going to suggest using acine de pepe pasta as it is very small almost like a tapioca.No one will believe it is pasta! Overall this is an excellent salad and usually the first thing to go at parties. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2006
Instead of macaroni I used orzo pasta and it still turned out good. I felt the crushed pineapple kinda got lost in the mixture so next time I will use chunk pineapple. In the flavoring I felt it was missing something. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2003
My kids loved helping make this and ate even more because they made it. Very quick and easy. The texture takes some getting use to though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I really liked this salad. My husband loved it. I will definatly make it again and again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
I made this for a brunch shower. The ladies liked the salad and I had several requests for the recipe. I used the acini di pepe pasta and I think that made a difference. I had to tell them that there was pasta in there. I don't know that I would have liked this with macaroni noodles. The salad reminded me very much of an ambrosia salad. It was sweet cool and refreshing. I think toasted coconut or toasted slivered almonds would be a great garnish. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
06/30/2008
The kids wanted me to try this. Unfortunately they hated the macaroni. I might try making this again without the macaroni as a dessert since they liked the fruit. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2010
I'd have to agree with other reviewers. Pasta and fruit salad just don't mix. I even used tiny pasta instead of macaroni and it just didn't feel right when you came across it. Read More
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