Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad in a mason jar and garnished with marshmallows, a section of a mandarin orange, and one crabarry

Cranberry – Orange Yogurt Salad

Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad was inspired by all of the “Fluff” recipes that I have been making this month. There was Orange Fluff, Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad, and Pineapple Lime Fluff. I was hoping to create another simple combination, but remembered that I had promised that the Pineapple Lime Fluff recipe was going to be the last one. Besides, if I’m being totally honest, I was completely out of cottage cheese, and all I could find in the fridge was some Greek yogurt. That’s how this recipe for Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad was born. You’ll notice that I called this one a salad again instead of using the more whimsical “fluff.” I think it’s because when I made this recipe, I was concerned about how Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad would be received by my family and taste testers. It turns out there wasn’t anything to worry about.

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I chose to try using yogurt in this recipe because cottage cheese and yogurt are both cultured milk products. I was pretty sure that it would work well, but I was still a little nervous. I really enjoy making these recipes that don’t require more effort than throwing everything into a bowl and mixing it together. After working all day, and commuting, who has time to make complicated recipes. I certainly don’t.

What will you need to prepare this recipe?

From the Pantry

  • Orange Gelatin
  • Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • Miniature Marshmallows

From the Refrigerator/Freezer

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Frozen Whipped Topping
Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad in individual sized servings in mason jars

This recipe was surprisingly delicious, and it has made me think that I need to do some more experimenting with yogurt and gelatin. My only mistake with this recipe was forgetting to take pictures before it was devoured by my family. These two lonely little mason jars were all that was left when I remembered I needed to publish this recipe. Oops!

Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad--a single serving mason jar on the top of a two image frame.  The bottom image is two single servings of cranberry-orange yogurt salad in mason jars sitting on top of a brown countertop.  The tops are garnished with a section of fresh mandarin orange, and one cranberry.

I hope you give this recipe for Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Have you ever made a gelatin salad that contained yogurt? Let us know in the comments.

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Cranberry-Orange Yogurt Salad

This simple combination of flavors makes a light and refreshing dessert. This recipe can be made with either regular or sugar free gelatin without adversely affecting the flavor or the result. This is a relatively inexpensive recipe. The total cost for this recipe is only $4.59 or about $0.57 per serving.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 477 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (8 serving size) box orange flavored gelatin (regular or sugar free according to your preference) $0.98
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt $1.13
  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce $0.99
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows $0.50
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Frozen Whipped Topping (choose regular, light, sugar free, or fat free according to your preference) $0.99
  • mandarin orange sections or cranberries for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Sprinlke orange gelatin powder over greek yogurt and mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the can whole berry cranberry sauce, mixing well. It will require a bit of effort to get the gelled cranberries to break up and mix well into the yogurt and gelatin mixture.
  • Stir in miniature marshmallows.
  • Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping.
  • Garnish the top with mandarin orange sections and cranberries as desired. (optional)
  • Store in refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight, before serving.
Keyword frozen whipped topping, Greek Yogurt, Miniature Marshmallows, Orange Gelatin, Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

The following nutritional information was calculated for one serving (approximately 3/4 cup) of cranberry orange yogurt salad prepared according to the recipe above using nonfat Greek yogurt, regular orange flavored gelatin, and full fat frozen whipped topping without fruit garnish.

Nutrition Label for one serving of orange-cranberry yogurt salad contains 477 calories

The following nutritional information was calculated for one serving (approximately 3/4 cup) of cranberry orange yogurt salad prepared according to the recipe above using nonfat Greek yogurt, sugar free orange flavored gelatin, and light (reduced fat) frozen whipped topping without fruit garnish.

Nutrition Label for one serving of orange-cranberry yogurt salad prepared with light whipped topping and sugar free gelatin contains 248 calories

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