Thanksgiving Orange Salad


This is my favorite, handed down from my grandmother to my mother and to me. Great for anytime snacking as well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (24 ounce) carton cottage cheese

  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages orange-flavored gelatin (such as Jell-O®)

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows


  1. Stir cottage cheese and whipped topping together in a bowl; sprinkle gelatin over the top and mix thoroughly. Stir pineapple, oranges, and marshmallows into cottage cheese mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
19g Fat
68g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 591mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 62g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* 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.