Orange Jello Salad

orange jello salad

One of my favorite go-to bring-along for holiday dinners is orange jello salad.  My mother-in-law makes it, and our whole family loves it, so a few years ago I decided to start making it for myself.  There really was no written down recipe, just a few ingredients, but it is such a hit I thought I would get it in writing so I could share it with my readers!!

This is a fairly caloric recipe, but you can lighten it up by using low-fat cottage cheese and light whipped topping (although I personally think the taste would suffer).

Orange Jello Salad


1 (16 oz.) container cottage cheese

1 (6 oz.) package orange Jello

1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip

2 small cans mandarin oranges, drained


Mix together the cottage cheese and Jello powder until well blended.  Thoroughly fold in the Cool Whip and 1 1/2 cans of mandarin oranges.  Top with the remaining mandarin oranges ( or, in a pinch I have also used fresh Cuties – yummy!!)  Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight, if possible.

orange jello salad recipeEnjoy!!

4 thoughts on “Orange Jello Salad

  1. Thanx,Teressa,for reminding me of Bobbies’delicious salad.I have not had it in ages and would love to make it soon.Love sharing recipes of people who have touched our lives,good times!

  2. Hi Teressa, Please thank Bobby for me as I think this is a great new salad to add to our Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners! I have just added carrot and raisin that my mother always made when I was a child and now this one. I also make ambrosia my way with mandarine oranges and miniature marshmellows so now I have 3 “special salads that kids love any time. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I am greatful for you and your posts!
    Love ya Auntie 😀

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