Creamy Carrot and Pineapple Gelatin Salad

Gelatin Salad
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
594 Calories
6g Fat
128g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 594
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 128g 46%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 13g
Calcium 40mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Drain pineapple; reserve juice. 

  3. 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.

  4. In another saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil.

  5. Dissolve the lemon flavored gelatin in boiling water; cool.

  6. Combine marshmallow mixture with the gelatin; chill until jelled to the consistency of unbeaten ​egg white.

  7. 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.