Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe
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Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe

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This salad features my favorite fruits, complemented by the creamy pudding mix. It even works as a dessert. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup canned sliced peaches, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and quartered
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 270 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, sour cream and pineapple. Toss banana with lemon juice; stir into pudding mixture. Stir in the oranges, marshmallows, pecans, peaches, cherries and orzo. Fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Orzo Cheesecake Fruit Salad in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p49

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pastiepie User ID: 1062574 181951
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"The whole family loved this recipe as is :)"

Ceege User ID: 730520 165121
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"This is a good fruit dish and is great to take to pot luck dinners.

@ cottey - you could sub clementines, tangerines or even oranges for the madarin oranges."

jseuten99 User ID: 1110370 165120
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"I made this salad over the weekend for a Ladie's Brunch. Everyone loved it! My aunt even asked for the recipe so that she could take it to a church function the next day. At first the list of ingredients looks like a lot, but it's really not. I made it just as the recipe called for with the exception of adding the bananas. (A few of us cannot eat the bananas). It makes a lot, too, which was good since my husband liked the leftovers!"

debbiebuttonz User ID: 5836666 163108
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"Made this for Easter dinner and got rave reviews. Everyone loved it and I am looking for another excuse to make it."

cottey User ID: 3744905 143750
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"It sounds good, but I have family alergic to mandarin oranges. Any suggestions on what I could substitute?"

sj55 User ID: 1420676 112140
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"Loved the recipe~took it to a surprise party and was gone in a flash!!"

adj021 User ID: 2468597 97849
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"My husband loves this recipe. I leave out the coconut but its fast and easy to make. Great for cookouts."

mykeepsakes User ID: 4910565 179392
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Not huge with the kids who have texture issues, but the adults LOVED IT! I threw some blueberries in for extra color!"

kyle1987 User ID: 1583898 179742
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"This makes a very nice summer salad. It's easy to adjust to individual tastes. My husband doesn't like coconut so I omitted it. It make a large amount which is good for taking to a potluck dinner. Quite yummy!"

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