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Frosted Strawberry Salad

My daughter, Katherine Beth, has requested that her grandmother, Thelma Bell, make this sweet rick gelatin salad with its fluffy topping for every family get-together. So when she and Patrick Althouse planned their nuptials, this delightful salad was part of the bountiful potluck buffet.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16-20 servings


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Fresh strawberries and mint


  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in strawberries and pineapple. Refrigerate until partially set.
  • Stir in pecans and cherries. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and marshmallow creme just until combined; fold in whipped topping. Spread over salad. Chill for several hours or overnight. Cut into squares. Garnish with strawberries and mint.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 216 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Patty
    Dec 24, 2017

    The Jello size reference of 6 oz is wrong. Jello is sold in 0.6 oz and 0.3 oz sizes.

  • MoniLee
    Dec 22, 2015

    This is one of my favorite jello salad recipes. I do omit the Maraschino cherries and the pecans. Last year for Christmas Eve dinner I made this and accidently forgot to put in the 2nd container of strawberries and no none noticed and it was still great!

  • goodeatings
    Feb 25, 2014

    Made this last nite,WOW, didn't use the nuts but added 3 bananas, used tub of coolwhip cream cheese frosting with bout 3 big tablespoons marsh. cream. Had BIG strawberries so cut in half with stems for garnish. A KEEPER, thanks for recipe.

  • susiex4
    Mar 27, 2013

    i love this recipe. it is very delicious and easy to make. i have 4 kids and they all love it.

  • Homy
    Feb 19, 2013

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  • NinaJ
    Oct 18, 2010

    Absolutely wonderful. Love this and will be using it again.

  • bluejeanann
    Jul 28, 2008

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  • Becca.J.Jones
    Jul 7, 2008

    Sounds delicious!! Can't wait to make it.