Jello Cottage Cheese Salad


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Jello Cottage Cheese Salad is a creamy, fluffy sweet salad that’s perfect for spring and summer. Tastes great topped with fresh strawberries!

You can make this Jello Salad with all your favorite flavors: strawberry, lime, raspberry, or orange! For some other orange desserts, try our No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake or our Orange Creamsicle Dip.

Old fashioned Jello Cottage Cheese Salad in a bowl

Jello Cottage Cheese Salad

This recipe might sound… odd to some folks. Chances are, a lot of you have heard of or even had a Jello Salad before. But why would you mix Jello and cottage cheese of all things? All I can say is if you’ve never tried Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese, then you have to try our recipe for Cottage Cheese Jello Salad at least once!

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Grandmas Jello Cottage Cheese Salad in a dish

It’s definitely one of the odder flavor combos that works really well- like french fries in milkshake. Cottage cheese has this creamy and salty flavor too it that pairs really well with some other sweet ingredients- like pineapple and Jello. With spring and summer coming up, this cool sweet-and-salty dessert is going to be great! You really have to try it: we went with strawberry Jell-O this time around- I think it works the best- but you could use a bunch of other flavors. Trust us, you’re going to love this one!

Text on image Jello Cottage Cheese Salad

Liked our recipe? Try these fruit salad recipes next!

  • When you’re talking about fruit salads, it’s hard to beat a classic like Ambrosia Salad. This old fashioned recipe has been around for a while- and for a good reason: it tastes great! Loaded up with cherries, oranges, pineapple, and coconut, you’re bound to taste something you’ll love in here.
  • If you love anything orange, then our Creamy Orange Fruit Salad is your next stop. This is a super simple fruit salad to make and it only need 5 ingredients. Sweet orange and pineapple chunks in a creamy orange-vanilla dressing- yum!
  • Want something real creamy, fluffy, and dessert-y? Try our Strawberry Cheesecake Salad. Cheesecake salads use yogurts and cheesecake instant pudding to make a delicious creamy dessert salad that’s hard to hate. Add in your favorite fruit- like strawberries- and you’ve got a wonderful summer side dish or dessert perfect for potlucks, picnics, or barbecues!

Text on image Jello Cottage Cheese Salad

Cottage Cheese Jello Salad Ingredients

  • Jell-O Mix – We used the strawberry flavor for this recipe. Feel free to try this recipe using lime, orange, or raspberry Jello and see how it works out!
  • Crushed Pineapple – The canned crushed pineapple will work great here. Just make sure you drain the pineapple real well.
  • Cottage Cheese – Large curd cottage cheese can work in this recipe but small curd cottage cheese is going to give your salad the best texture.
  • Frozen Whipped Topping – Like Cool Whip.
You can also add some sliced strawberries for garnish after you’ve made your salad!

Cottage Cheese Jello Salad Ingredients

How to make Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese

This Cottage Cheese Jello Salad is so easy to make! Here’s all you have to do to make some yourself:
  1. Drain juice off of pineapple before mixing everything except whipped topping in one bowl.
  2. Add in frozen whipped topping and fold together with other ingredients until combined.
  3. Optionally garnish with sliced strawberries before serving.

Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese ingredients in a bowl

We’re going to start off by mixing everything except for the Cool Whip together. Make sure you’ve drained the pineapple before adding it to the bowl with the cottage cheese and Jell-O powder. Mix those all together until you get a consistent, lump mix. To that, we’re going to add our frozen whipped topping.

Cool-Whip added to salad with cottage cheese

Start folding the whipped topping and the other ingredients together until you get a consistent and fluffy Jello salad. Feel free to garnish with some strawberries before serving and enjoying!

Jello Salad with cottage cheese on a spoon

4.88 from 8 votes

Jello Cottage Cheese Salad

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Jello Cottage Cheese Salad is a creamy, fluffy sweet salad that's perfect for spring and summer. Tastes great topped with fresh strawberries!
Prep: 6 minutes
Total: 6 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 box Strawberry Jell-O Gelatin Mix, 3 oz
  • 20 oz Crushed Pineapple, drained
  • 16 oz Cottage Cheese
  • 8 oz Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed


  • Drain juice from pineapple.
  • In a large bowl, combine drained pinepple, cottage cheese and gelatin powder.
  • Mix until powder in dissolved and well mixed.
  • Fold in whipped topping until blended.
  • Chill until ready to serve.


Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 277mg, Potassium: 178mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 164IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this salad for years using different combinations of Jello.
    My family loves it! It’s one that you eat at the counter out of the counter! Ha!

  2. 4 stars
    This is easy and tasty. Best with 6 ounces lime jello and a handful of mini marshmallows folded in after the cool whip. Often at our table.