Frozen Cranberry Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing


24 servings

Updated: Nov. 09, 2022
I grew up in rural northwestern Montana, where my three sisters and I made meals and prepared food for 4-H contests. I've always loved cooking, and as the administrator of a retirement residence, I enjoy planning special events.


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped, optional
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, Miracle Whip and sugar. Fold in the whipped topping; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, nuts, coconut and cranberry sauce. Add cranberries if desired. Gently combine with cream cheese mixture. Spread into a 13x9-in. dish or three foil-lined 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and freeze.
  3. Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Cut in squares or slices. Serve on lettuce leaves.