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Mandarin Orange Gelatin Salad

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"A friend taught me to make this years ago - without a recipe. It is very quick and easy. The sweet, creamy salad is great as a cool, refreshing side dish or dessert."
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2 h 5 m servings 311
Original recipe yields 9 servings (8 to 10 servings)


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  1. In a large bowl, blend the thawed frozen whipped topping, mandarin oranges, cottage cheese and orange flavored gelatin mix. Chill in the refrigerator 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 311 calories; 13.9 32.6 14.6 15 483 Full nutrition

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One container of cottage cheese is plenty for this salad. I like to triple the oranges in this salad and I add one bag of mini marshmallows to help soak up some of the "juice" that comes when th...

Great recipe! My mom makes this every year during the holidays. She also adds crushed pineapple, it makes it extra good!And, she puts some of the mandarin oranges on top!I actually made it this ...

Thanks for sharing, Linda. This salad is yummiest with apricot jello and some added crushed pineapple. Its quick and easy for buffets and church suppers if you need a last minute dish.

I'm always on the look-out for healthy snacks I can prepare for my children. My son and I both enjoyed this dessert very much. Instead of the mandarin oranges, I used canned peaches, chopped a...

This is a hit at any party. I also take this to funerals as it can be dropped off the night before. Never come home with leftovers. Strawberry is also a hit

This is comfort food. My family made jello salads for every family outing during my years at home. My mom used to use a blender to smooth out out the texture and then add the fruit. I love dis...

Update: Made this again for a luncheon, this time I added marshmallows to it (posted pic). Original review: I used this recipe, but kind of combined it with another recipe that I had. I was a li...

This is a very easy and delicious recipe to make. You can also make different flavors by changing the Jell-O flavor and adding different fruits. I am a big fan of mandarin oranges so this was su...

This has been a favorite of mine for years! It's so quick and easy. I use it for a lot of church potlucks!