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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Drain the pineapple and reserve juice. 

  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the reserved pineapple juice.

  4. Add the marshmallows and cook while stirring until melted.

  5. Add the cream cheese, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.

  6. In another saucepan, bring the water to a boil.

  7. Dissolve the lemon flavored gelatin in boiling water and cool.

  8. Combine the marshmallow mixture with the gelatin. Chill until it becomes the consistency of unbeaten ​egg white.

  9. Stir the crushed pineapple and grated carrot into the gelatin mixture.

  10. Pour into an 8-inch square pan.

  11. Cut the carrot salad in squares to serve with whipped cream, if desired.