You may have noticed by now that we love Jello. It may seem strange to some of you, but it is a staple here in good ol’ Utah! I love this recipe because you can serve it as a side dish or dessert!

For Thanksgiving this year I was asked to bring a Jello Salad. Typically my family makes some sort of cranberry Jell-o salad, or orange salad. But – I’m not a fan of mandarin oranges or cranberries in Jell-o. I figured since I’m in the ‘pinterest’ generation – I could find something else amazing that I’d love even more.

But, I didn’t.

Everything I saw had cottage cheese or mandarin oranges or was otherwise gross-looking. So I figured I’d make my own using an adaptation an Orange Fluff salad I found online to make my own Strawberry Fluff Jello Salad.

Not only was it a big hit at Thanksgiving – I was asked to bring it again, at Christmas. So I figured I’d share the recipe with all of you Smile


1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed

1 (1 ounce) package fat free instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (.3 ounce) package sugar free orange Jello

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

1 (16 ounce) can mandarin oranges, undrained


In a large mixing bowl, beat together thawed Cool Whip, pudding mix and jello mix until smooth.

Fold in crushed pineapple and mandarin oranges and mix until combined.

Chill in refrigerator until serving.

Serves: 8-10