Go Back

Orange Jello Salad

Orange Jello Salad is a cool, refreshing summer salad that can be eaten as a dessert or a side dish.  This vintage recipe only has five ingredients, and can be mixed together in a flash.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange creamsicle salad, orange fluff, orange jello salad, orange jello salad with cool whip, orange jello salad with cottage cheese
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 ounces dry instant orange Jello
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip


  • Drain pineapple well.
  • Combine drained pineapple, cottage cheese, mini marshmallows, Cool Whip and orange jello. Stir gently until incorporated.
  • Chill for a minimum 2 hours before serving.


  • Try swapping out other flavors or Jello including lime or strawberry for a whole new easy jello salad.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple.
  • For a low fat and calorie version of orange jello salad with cool whip, make the following substitutions:
    • use sugar free Jello,
    • use fat free Cool Whip,
    • omit marshmallows completely
    • replace marshmallows with extra cottage cheese (fat free type).
  • If you want an vibrant orange color to easy jello salad, add a few drops of food coloring. 
  • This recipe is very flexible. Add more or less or omit cottage cheese and marshmallows. Swap crushed pineapple for pineapple chunks or mandarin oranges or change up the flavor of Jello.  You can't really screw this up! 
  • If you love vintage salads, try our Classic Ambrosia or Pink Lady Salad


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg