Favorite Jello Salad


Ok, Utah and Jell-O jokes aside, this is seriously one of my family’s favorite salads (yes, we do sweet, fruity salads over here) and it’s a staple at BBQs, family get-togethers, and really any time we can come up with a good excuse to fit this in!

The tools here are what make this salad really FUN to make! I don’t know about you but I HATE pulling/cutting the stems out of strawberries. This little device has a claw that grasps the stem and pulls is straight from the strawberry. The one I have linked also comes with a slicer so you’re getting the entire job done!

And the banana slicer is one of my favorites! You’ve seen me talk about it before and I totally geek out over gadgets that I love. Slide the banana into this thing and it slices 5 slices at a time. It’s awesome. I like it a ton more than the slicer that is shaped like a banana (my bananas never fit those!).  Other than these two tools, everything else is pretty straightforward.

Give this recipe a try and I promise that your family will love it as much as mine – and get creative! I have tried orange Jell-O with mandarin oranges and bananas and it was a hit as well! So try this recipe out and let me know in the comments below if you loved it as much as I think you will!




Strawberry Jell-O Salad


  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 8 oz thawed whipped topping
  • 1 3oz. Package strawberry flavored jello mix
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 1/2 bag mini marshmallows


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the jello mix and cottage cheese. Mix well and chill for 1/2 an hour.
  • Add sliced strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows to the jello/cottage cheese mixture and stir to combine.
  • Gently fold in whipped topping; chill and serve.


** I’ve also made this same recipe with mandarin oranges and bananas and orange jello – soooo good! GET CREATIVE!

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  1. 6.5.18
    Candice said:

    Sounds yummy! Do you ever make it the day before a party? I’m wondering if it tastes just as good the next day or if it’s best served right away.

  2. 6.6.18
    Kelly andrews said:

    To slice strawberries, I used an egg slicer and it worked great! Cannot wait to eat/tey this recipe!

  3. 6.8.18
    tarathueson said:

    Such a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 6.8.18
    tarathueson said:

    Absolutely – just cover tightly! I prefer to put saran wrap over the bowl and then put a lid on top for a super tight seal!

  5. 8.21.18
    Mindi said:

    Made it. It’s kinda weird but the kids loved it

  6. 2.4.19
    Colette said:

    Does letting it sit in the fridge for an hour help with the gritty. Every time i make this the jello doesn’t dissolve and it’s gritty. I live this salad. My grandma in law always made it!

  7. 5.22.19
    tarathueson said:

    I just make sure it’s mixed really well!

  8. 7.7.19
    Holly said:

    Are you supposed to be adding water to the Jello? Your recipe doesn’t state water.

  9. 7.24.19
    MC said:

    Ahhh! I just threw everything together without doing your steps and came to read the comments to see if anyone else had done the same & still had it turn out. I’m not too worried but then saw your comment about boiling water?? No where in your condensed directions does it talk about boiling water?!! I’m confident it will still work out…can’t go wrong with the ingredients!

  10. 7.28.19
    Ryley said:

    Water?????? There’s no water in this recipe. 🙂

  11. 7.28.19
    Jayme said:

    Boiling water?? The recipe doesn’t mention anything about water.

  12. 8.16.19
    tarathueson said:

    My bad! No water whatsoever!

  13. 8.16.19
    tarathueson said:

    There is no water – just me having a brain fart! Haha I’m glad your’s worked out!

  14. 8.16.19
    tarathueson said: