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Yankee Salad Recipe
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Yankee Salad

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"This is a light and cool summer salad made with pasta and frozen whipped topping."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    14 hrs


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, eggs, flour, salt, pineapple juice and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Toss together the pasta and cooked pineapple juice mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Break up chilled pasta with a spoon and mix in pineapple, mandarin oranges and cherries. Fold in thawed whipped topping, chill and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 13, 2003

I have looked for this recipe for years and was so glad to have finally found it. A relative of mine made this years ago and I asked for the recipe, but never received it. I used one can of fruit cocktail and chopped up two bananas and an orange and threw it in there. It was delicious! Thanks for giving me a new dish for this Easter that I will use many times over!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2004

I found this to be very mediocre. I do not like pasta and fruit combined. It serves more like 58 than 8. Way too much salad, half my guests didn't eat theirs.


38 Ratings

Mar 11, 2003

I've been making this for years, and never knew it had a name! This is an unusual salad, but is very well received. It's cool and refreshingly sweet, but not sugar-ey. Good w/grilled chicken.

Dec 19, 2003

I've tried this before, but it was called "Rosamarina Salad." It's a nice, light treat, however, I will add a little more sugar next batch I make. Not sweet enough for my taste, even with the addition of the whipped topping. Also, I might consider chopped pineapple instead of crushed next time as well.

Jan 09, 2004

This salad is great! It makes a lot though, so you might want to cut it in half. Thanks for the recipe.

Mar 11, 2003

I love this recipe, however I have made this in the past and I use Acini De Pepe pasta and the kids go wild! We have called it Frog egg Salad in the past!

Mar 25, 2004

Delicious! This makes a lot of salad. I halved the recipe and it filled a 2 quart bowl. Thanks Linda for the great recipe!

Feb 12, 2006

This is also known as ambrosa salad and this recipe is DELICIOUS!! I made it for a bridal shower and so many people commented that it was the best ambrosia salad they've ever had!!! This salad does feed a lot more than the number of servings listed though--we doubled it because we were having 20+ people and it was way too much--but luckily it was so good that people took containers home!


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  • Calories
  • 661 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 124.7 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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