Cherry Jello Salad with Cheddar Cheese

Cherry Jello Salad with Cheddar Cheese has been a recipe for Jello salad in my family archives for as long as I can remember. You can recreate this retro recipe in no time flat.

Recreate this fun Cheddar Cheese Jell-O salad.

When I was growing up it wasn’t a holiday or a special occasion without a fun Jello salad. Jello is simple to make, and with a few mixed-in ingredients, you can turn ordinary jello with pineapple into something far more magical.

This particular Jello salad is made with cherry Jello, canned crushed pineapple, and lots of miniature marshmallows. It’s hard to beat the familiar flavors of this treat.

This Jello salad is topped with Cool Whip and a light dusting of shredded Cheddar cheese.

Enjoy this delicious and easy to put together Jell-O salad.

I really served this Jello salad at an evening party, and it got thumbs up from all of the guests.

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Recreate this fun Cheddar Cheese Jell-O salad.

Cherry Jello Salad with Cheddar Cheese

You'll love this retro cherry jello salad with pineapple, marshmallows, cool whip, and cheddar cheese.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddar Cheese Jell-O Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 194kcal


  • 1 large box cherry Jello
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple drained save some juice
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese


  • Prepare Jello as directed on the package and add crushed pineapple.
  • Let set for 30 minutes and when almost set add and mix in marshmallows, and then let set fully. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, top with cool whip and cheese.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 0.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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