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Orange Fluff Jello Salad with cottage cheese

With the holidays coming up, that means you will probably be attending dinner parties. If you are ever asked to bring a dish, you may want to try this fantastic Orange fluff jello salad with cottage cheese!

Orange Fluff Jello Salad with cottage cheese

This recipe is insanely easy, and takes very little time to throw together. Even if you are running late. And it is a hit at all family gatherings. And it leaves the kids wondering “is this a dessert or side dish?”

So if you are looking for an easy dessert or jello salad to take to one of the many potlucks that will be showing up this Holiday season; try what my sister calls Orange Fluff!

Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese


Orange Fluff Cottage Cheese Recipe

Orange Fluff Jello Salad with cottage cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1-2 cans mandarin oranges
  • small pkg orange jello
  • 1 small container Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • small container cool whip thawed
  • mini marshmallows (optional)


  1. Mix mandarin oranges & juice with jello packet until jello is dissolved
  2. Add Cottage cheese and cool whip and marshmallows
  3. Fold until fluffed and well blended
  4. Serve immediately

The is a fantastic recipe to take to family gatherings or potluck meals. It is incredibly easy to mix up and is a hit with all the kids! And little do they know they are actually getting in some protein! They just think it’s a fun dessert.

Orange Fluff Jello Salad with cottage cheese

Though you should hope there aren’t any leftovers because it doesn’t turn out great after the first day. It’s not so fluffy and a little runny as it all separates.

Another important step you need to remember is to thaw the cool whip. I tried making this the other day without realizing my cool whip wasn’t thawed. Yeah, still frozen hard after I dropped it into the mix.

I figured, “oh I’ll just leave it there and let it thaw, then mix it up. Oh, It’ll be fine.”

Yeah, not so much. It turned into a runny soupy mess. It still tasted fine but the texture was completely off and not easy to eat.

To mix it up, try some fun add-ins like Coconut, or maybe mini chocolate chips!

Orange Fluff Jello Salad with cottage cheese

So while this recipe is easy to make, it’s not foolproof. But still definitely worth the try!

Orange Fluff Jello Salad with cottage cheese

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Saturday 16th of December 2017

Do you drain cottage cheese


Monday 5th of February 2018

No, I don't drain the cottage cheese. The brand I use doesn't have a lot of excess liquid in it. But you can if you want.

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Thursday 16th of June 2016

Made this recipe in the past, however, when I use crushed pineapple it makes salad runny, I do drain the liquid. What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?


Thursday 16th of June 2016

I'm not sure. I don't use crushed pineapple. It tends to be much juicier than chunks. That may have something to do with why it would be more runny. I usually just use mandarin oranges and no pineapple at all. And it turns out great.

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