Creamy Carrot and Pineapple Gelatin Salad

Gelatin Salad
Gelatin Salad. GraphicaArtis/Archive Photos/Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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Gelatin salads - also known as congealed salads -- have long been a tradition on Southern Thanksgiving dinner tables. Consider adding a flavorful fruit salad or gelatin salad to your Thanksgiving menu.

What You'll Need

  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 24 marshmallows (standard size)
  • 5 ounces cream cheese with pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon flavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots

How to Make It

  1. Drain pineapple; reserve juice. 
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the reserved pineapple juice; add marshmallows and cook while stirring until melted. Add cream cheese, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. In another saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil.
  4. Dissolve the lemon flavored gelatin in boiling water; cool.
  5. Combine marshmallow mixture with the gelatin; chill until jelled to the consistency of unbeaten ​egg white.
  1. Stir the crushed pineapple and grated carrot into the gelatin mixture; pour into an 8-inch square pan; cut carrot salad in squares to serve with whipped cream, if desired.