Frog Eye Salad is a classic. The Cool Whip, pudding, mandarin oranges, pineapple, and marshmallows make this salad a great choice for the holidays-very kid friendly.
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Fruit salads are so easy to make and delicious. They are very dessert like-who doesn’t like dessert? Actually, I know two people that do not love dessert, just too sweet for them. 😳 We love dessert! Sitting here right now, I can’t think of a dessert I do not like!
I do not know why this Frog Eye Salad has been called frog eye. To me, it looks nothing like frog eyes and I really do not want to eat frog eyes! However, it is a delicious salad. Adults and children love this salad. I know I am always safe serving this recipe at dinners, parties, barbecues, or holiday gatherings.
We hope you all have a healthy and safe holiday season this year and every year! We hope you will be able to enjoy spending time with family and friends while eating delicious food.
Ingredients Needed for Frog Eye Salad:
Acini Pepe pasta
Pineapple tidbits-plus some of the juice
How to Make Frog Eye Salad:
Cook the Acini Pepe pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water. Set Aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, reserved pineapple juice, sugar, and vanilla pudding. Whisk until smooth and well blended.
Next, fold in Cool Whip.
Then, fold in pasta, then the fruit, and then the marshmallows.
Cover salad and place it in the refrigerator to chill.
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Frog Eye Salad
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- 1 ⅓ cups Acini Pepe pasta uncooked
- 22 ounces mandarin oranges drained well
- 20 ounces pineapple tidbits reserve 1/4 cup juice then drain well
- 20 ounces crushed pineapple drained well
- 1 ¾ cup milk
- 8 ounces Cool Whip whipped topping
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla Jell-O pudding the small box size
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, reserved pineapple juice, sugar, and vanilla pudding. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
Fold in Cool Whip whipped topping
Fold in drained pasta.
Fold in drained manadarin oranges and pineapple.
Fold in miniature marshmallows.
Cover and refrigerate to chill before serving. Enjoy!
This Frog Eye Salad is a salad that we love to make in the summer but also it is a salad that is requested every year for Christmas. It is easy to make, creamy and delicious. Some of the times that I make this delicious classic salad, I remember to use Extra Creamy Cool Whip. Regular or Extra Creamy Cool Whip will work for this recipe, however, the Extra Creamy Cool Whip makes it even more yummy and creamy.
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Pistachio Pineapple Jell-O Salad is one of my daughters most favorite salads. This is one that we make all of the time in the summer when we barbecue. It has great flavor and is the most simple recipe ever! It could be called a dump and stir salad. I dump all other the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. I do like to mix the Jell-O with the fruit first but, it is not necessary.
Strawberries and Cream Jell-O Salad Yum-this is another good one. Strawberries say summer to me. Yes, you can buy strawberries all year long but, strawberries say summer. This recipe has only four ingredient in it-one of which is water, so does that really count as an ingredient?? Anyway, my granddaughter just loves this salad so much. She loves all things sweet-just like me.
Orange Jell-O Salads:
Mandarin Orange Jell-O Salad is a refreshing Jell-O, fruit, and Cool Whip salad kids and adults will love. This salad is also very simple to make-I always love recipes that are easy to make and also still delicious to eat.
Marshmallow Orange Jell-O is another sweet and yummy Jell-O salad kids and adults will love. One of the five ingredients is Marshmallow Creme-which gives this salad an extra good taste.
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