Frog Eyed Salad


If you want your kids to eat fruits and pasta get them to help with this. My aunt made this for my oldest son.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs
15 cups


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups pineapple juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 (16 ounce) package acini di pepe pasta

  • 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks

  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • ¾ cup maraschino cherries, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In large saucepan over low heat, combine sugar, egg yolks, flour, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Stir and cook until thickened. Remove from heat.

  2. While sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

  3. In large bowl, combine cooked mixture with pasta and toss to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

  4. Toss pasta with pineapple, mandarin oranges, maraschino cherries, marshmallows and whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
7g Fat
90g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 264mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.