This recipe is something that’s been served in my family for years and years. I grew up on it, my kids grew up on it, and my nephew insisted that my mom make it to serve at his recent wedding reception (oh yes he did!).
First things first, you start off with a 16 ounce container of cottage cheese. No, really.
I know, I know, cottage cheese is gross. I NEVER eat the stuff, except in this recipe. You’ll never, ever know it’s cottage cheese. I promise.
Next, a 8 ounce container of thawed Cool Whip.
You can use homemade whipped cream for this if you want, but this whips up so fast, it’s not really worth the effort to dirty more than one bowl and spoon.
Then on to a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, drained:
See? It contains a fruit! That makes it healthy.
Last, but not least, throw in a dried box of cherry jello. What? How did you think it was going to get pink?
The wonderful things about this dish are just almost too numerous to count, but I’ll share a few:
- It PINK! How cute is that?
- It’s really pretty healthy, all considered. Good source of calcium. Did I mention fruit? It’s also surprisingly low in calories.
- Kids love it. It’s sweet, it’s cherry flavored, it’s pink. What’s not to love? Just leave out the whole “cottage cheese” issue and tell them you made it with whip cream.
- It can be a dessert, or a side dish! It goes really well with everything from a baked ham to a ham sandwich.
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