Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

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Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is sweet, creamy, and made with fresh berries. An easy summer side dish that’s great for picnics or potlucks!

This delicious Cheesecake Salad is so simple to make- definitely one of our new favorite dessert salads! For more fluffy dessert salad recipes, check out Ambrosia Salad and our Cherry Fluff.

Strawberry Cheesecake Salad in a bowl

Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

Lots of folks say that dessert salads aren’t really salads- there’s so much sugar and cream that they couldn’t possibly be good for you. I try to ignore those people: while fluffy dessert salads aren’t as good for you as, say, a green/garden salad, they’re still delicious! We’ve made plenty of dessert salads on this site and we’ve found another we think you folks are gonna love: Strawberry Cheesecake Salad.

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Strawberry Salad in a bowl

Cheesecake Salads are often built off a base of yogurt and cheesecake instant pudding mix. It’s so easy to mix and match flavors by using different yogurts and folding in all sorts of fruits! For this recipe, we used strawberry yogurt and added plenty of freshly-chopped strawberries to our finished salad. The result is a rich, creamy, and decadent salad you can’t miss out on!

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This is such an easy summer side dish or dessert to make as well. The only real hard part is slicing your strawberries- after that, it’s just a lot of mixing. Once it’s all mixed up, we’d love to serve this stuff at something like a potluck, a picnic, or a nice summer barbecue. Wherever you decide to serve it up, we’re certain this is a recipe you’re gonna love!

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Loved this dessert recipe? Try these strawberry desserts next!

  • Keep things creamy with our Strawberry Cheesecake Lush. This is a delicious layered dessert: some cheesecake, a bit of strawberry cheesecake pudding, whipped topping- all on a vanilla wafer crust! It’s all no-bake too- it can’t get much better, can it?
  • After that, try some of our Easy Strawberry Shortcake. We made these with a sweet version of our Bisquick Biscuits and they turned out great soft, syrupy macerated strawberries served with sweet biscuits and homemade whipped cream! These are excellent desserts for any special occasion: Christmas, Valentine’s, Mother’s day- you name it.
  • Of course, you can’t go wrong with some Easy Strawberry Pie! If you’ve ever been to diners like Frisch’s or Shoney’s, you know this stuff is delicious. So simple to make too: bake your crust, chop your strawberries, and make up the Jello pie filling for a pie that’s great for any picnics and barbecues!

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Cheesecake Salad Ingredients

  • Strawberries – You could sub in any number of fruits here to make all sorts of fruit cheesecake salad variations. Maybe try a Cherry Cheesecake Salad or make something like our Creamy Strawberry Banana Salad?
  • Strawberry Yogurt
  • Cheesecake Pudding Mix
  • Frozen Whipped Topping – Like Cool Whip. Let thaw before using.
  • Marshmallows – Mini marshmallows will work the best for this recipe!

Cheesecake Salad Igredients

How to make Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

This delicious, creamy fruit salad is so easy to make! Here’s all you have to do:
  1. Combine the yogurt and the pudding mix.
  2. Fold in the whipped topping.
  3. Fold in sliced strawberries and marshmallows just before serving.

Sliced strawberries on a cutting board

Start this recipe by getting your strawberries sliced. We want these sliced into thin “planks” that will mix well into our finished salad and not be too big to chew on. Once sliced, set aside and get started on the salad: in a medium/large mixing bowl, combine your yogurt and cheesecake pudding mix.

Strawberry yogurt and cheesecake pudding in a bowl

When those are thoroughly mixed together, we can add in our thawed whipped topping. Gently fold it in- we want to keep as much air in the whipped topping as we can!

Cool Whip folded into pudding mixture

If you have a few hours until you want to serve this, you could keep this mix in the fridge for a bit before moving on. It really helps to serve this salad as soon as the strawberries and marshmallows are folded in- or else the marshmallows will get kind of soggy. Speaking of, when you’re ready, fold in the sliced strawberries and your marshmallows.

Marshmallows and Strawberries added to whipped mixture

You can either transfer your Strawberry Cheesecake Salad to smaller individual bowls or keep it in one larger bowl. However you serve it, we think it looks perfect with a whole strawberry garnish! If not serving immediately, keep refrigerated. Hope you enjoy it!

Strawberry Salad in a bowl

How long does this salad last?

This Strawberry Cheesecake Salad should be safe to eat for about 3-4 days. However, for the best texture and flavor, we really recommend enjoying it within 2-3 days at the most. If you want to make this ahead, you can pat your fruits dry before adding them to the salad and/or store the fruits separate from the other salad ingredients. Make the salad up to the point just after you add the Cool Whip. Store this “salad base” and the fruit in separate containers in the fridge. When it comes time to serve, pick up the recipe from where you left off.

Strawberry Salad on a spoon

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Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is sweet, creamy, and made with fresh berries. An easy summer side dish that’s great for picnics or potlucks!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 12 oz Strawberry Yogurt
  • 1 box Cheesecake Instant Pudding Mix, 3.4 oz
  • 8 oz Whipped Topping, (Cool Whip) thawed
  • 1 lb Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 cup Mini Marshmallows

Instructions 

  • Put the yogurt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the pudding mix and beat until thoroughly mixed.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Fold in the strawberries and marshmallows until blended.
  • If making in advance, refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Add the strawberries and marshmallows just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 221mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 41IU, Vitamin C: 33mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 1mg
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Long pin collage Strawberry Cheesecake Salad An Easy Summer Side Dish

Long pin collage Strawberry Cheesecake Salad An Easy Summer Side Dish

Long pin collage Strawberry Cheesecake Salad An Easy Summer Side Dish

About Jen Cincyshopper

A lover of food and frugal living. A wife to a wonderful hubby, momma to 5 fun kiddos. Welcome to my blog. You will find REAL TASTY RECIPES. Be sure to subscribe to my email list and follow me on social media, to never miss a recipe.

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