Pineapple Cottage Cheese Jello Salad Recipe

Make after meals fun with this delicious easy pineapple cottage cheese jello salad recipe. It combines crushed pineapples and lime jello salad with cottage cheese to make a cool and creamy sweet dessert. It’s a simple recipe that requires mixing the ingredients with your thick lime gelatin and adding in some chopped nuts for that added flavor and crunch. Enjoy this delicious green jello salad dessert after eating a delicious smoked beef roast

Tips on Making Pineapple Cottage Cheese Jello Salad

There are many cottage cheese dessert recipes that use fruits or chocolate to make a deliciously sweet and creamy treat. We’re adding pineapples and nuts into this jello cottage cheese salad to make it even more delicious. We listed a few tips and tricks for this jello salad that will impress your family and friends.


  • Adding pineapple juice to make lime jello makes it sweeter. It’s best to keep the pineapple juice after draining the can of crushed pineapple and then add these into the lime jello mix. The pineapple juice acts as a natural sweetener that lets you skip the sugar. 
  • Add mayonnaise to help with creaminess. We add in mayonnaise to help with the thick and creamy consistency of the congealed salad. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about its flavor affecting the taste of the cottage cheese jello salad. It combines well with lime gelatin, cottage cheese, and evaporated milk. 
  • Use glass containers to make and mold the jello salad. Glass containers work best since they can handle high heat. Use one when transferring the gelatin mix from the boiling pot. It also acts as a firm and transparent mold for your lime jello salad.
Pineapple Cottage Cheese Jello Salad Recipe

How To Make Pineapple Cottage Cheese Jello Salad

This soft and creamy cottage cheese jello salad dessert is a simple yet delicious goodie packed with pineapples, nuts, and lime jello ingredients.

Prep: 5 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 4 hrs 10 mins


  • 3 oz lime gelatin, (1 package)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple, (1 small can)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup pecan nuts, or walnuts, chopped


  1. Strain the pineapple juice in a bowl from the crushed pineapples. Set aside.
  2. Dissolve the lime gelatin in boiling hot water and then add in the pineapple juice. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add the mayonnaise and evaporated milk.
  4. Stir until it's smooth and thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat
  5. Mix in the crushed pineapples, cottage cheese, celery, and chopped nuts.
  6. Pour the mixture into a deep baking dish and cover with plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.


  • Sugar: 28g
  • :
  • Calcium: 185mg
  • Calories: 390kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Potassium: 294mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 436mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 244IU
  • Vitamin C: 5mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does jello last?

When stored properly, this jello salad can last up to 5 to 7 days inside the refrigerator. To know if your jello salad has gone bad, check the texture. It should have a bit of a watery texture which means that the liquid has started to separate.

Can you freeze a jello salad?

Though it’s possible to freeze jello salad, doing so changes its texture and consistency. Freezing it would result in dessert hardening which is not ideal for this recipe involving pineapples and chopped nuts.

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