Daddy's Molded Salad


"Molded salad was my Dad's favorite but over the years I have forgotten this salad's name. Whatever it's name, everyone who tries it loves it!"


1 h 20 m servings 345 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease or butter one 2 quart gelatin mold pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil; add gelatin and mix until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in mayonnaise, cottage cheese, pineapples, walnuts and marshmallows.
  3. Pour into molded pan and chill until firm. Remove onto serving dish and garnish with halved cherries.
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  1. 6 Ratings


This is a new and different way to have a light tasting, refreshing salad. Served it for company and everyone loved it!

Good. The kids would not eat it. My husband and I liked it, but it is too rich to eat a lot of and it makes LOT. I would make it again when there are more people to share it.

I tried this recipe for thanksgiving.. i had over 8 people try this recipe and they all hated it! we voted it as worse jello salad! it tasted like jelled mayonnaise. yuck... It was a waste of m...

Very good! It was so good I even ate it for breakfast. Instead of using a jello mold, I put salad in an 8 x 8 pan, cut it in squares and served on a lettuce leaf. My family really enjoyed it.

I made this one for a church function and I followed the recipe very closely and it was a big hit all around.

This is a great recipe. My grandfather used to make this and I was so happy to find it here. If some people find it tastes too much like mayo maybe they are using salad dressing and not mayo, w...