Easy Frog Eye Salad


This is a great potluck dish that uses instant vanilla pudding to cut down on preparation time.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 ⅓ cups acini di pepe pasta

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained and 1/4 cup juice reserved

  • 1 ⅓ cups milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows

  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple

  • ½ cup flaked coconut


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook acini de pepe in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and rinse well with cold water.

  2. Beat reserved pineapple juice, milk, sugar, and pudding mix together in a large bowl for about 2 minutes. Stir pineapple chunks, marshmallows, mandarin oranges, whipped topping, crushed pineapple, and coconut into the bowl with the juice mixture carefully. Cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
2g Fat
63g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* 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.

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