Strachan Gelatin Salad

Strachan Gelatin Salad

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Beth Stone Strachan 2

"We have this every Thanksgiving at my husband's request. It's our spin on my mother-in-law's recipe. Hope you like it as much as we do!"
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2 h 15 m servings 258 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.3 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a large bowl, mix together the gelatin mix and cottage cheese until gelatin is dissolved; then fold in the whipped topping, mandarin oranges, pineapple, maraschino cherries, and pecans. Transfer to a greased mold, or cover and refrigerate in the bowl until set, at least 2 hours.


  1. 11 Ratings

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One of DH's favorites.

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This was a nice change from the typical jello for Thanksgiving. Nice and light-even better left over!

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This was a nice change from the typical jello for Thanksgiving. Nice and light-even better left over!

One of DH's favorites.

We grew up eating Jello Salad, and this is a great recipe. The only negative is that anytime Mandarin oranges are used, the salad gets watery. Other than that, there is a lot of flavor and tex...

I usually leave out the maraschino cherries and nuts when I make this and it's always good.

This is a very good recipe that has been on here for many years with few reviews. Not sure how I found this recipe with the title of it, but I am glad I did. I took this salad to a ladies dinn...

My Grandmother has been making this salad for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. Everyone loves it! We affectionately refer to it as "Orange Stuff."

My boyfriend and I loved this recipe! It wasn't as thick as I was hoping for it to be so the next time I make it I'll double the cottage cheese. Great dessert!

this recipe has been a very popular one in my family for years, however we like it with a little more texture, so we double the cottage cheese. pretty darn close to perfect

My daughters loved this and took half the leftovers of it from Thanksgiving. I bought a 6 oz. package of Orange Jello and used probably 4 oz. of it. Great!

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