What’s the one dish that makes your “Thanksgiving Dinner” complete? For me it has to be Grandma’s Jello Salad. For as long as I can remember, my grandmother made this salad for almost every occasion, hence the name “Grandma’s Jello Salad”. Even after she passed away, this salad always found it’s way to the table. Now that I have my own family, I want to keep the tradition going. For me, it seems it’s just not Thanksgiving without it. 🙂
Grandma’s Jello Salad
- 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
- 6 oz package Strawberry Jello
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 8 oz cool whip, thawed
Drain pineapple, reserving the juice. If needed, add water to the juice to make 1-1/2 cups. Dissolve jello in boiling water. Combine both liquids and pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Stir in sliced bananas, chopped pecans, and 1/3 of the pineapple. Chill in the refrigerator until set, approximately 2-3 hours.
Meanwhile, fold the remaining pineapple into the thawed cool whip. When jello is set, frost jello with the cool whip topping. If desired, sprinkle with additional pecans for garnish. Chill overnight.
If you’re looking for some new recipes to try this Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll try this one, or find one in the links below! 🙂
I’m sharing this as part of our November’s Recipe Round-Up. Want more Thanksgiving Recipes???
Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie from Let’s Dish
Cranberry Orange Martini from One Martini at a Time
Pilgrim Butty – Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich from Kleinworth & Co.
Snickers Caramel Apple Salad from In the Moment With
Vegetarian Friendly Thanksgiving Ideas from Random-osity
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel from Joyful Healthy Eats
Cranberry Sauce from Little by Little
Garlic Cheese Dip Appetizer from Nap-Time Creations
Grandma’s Jello Salad from More Than Simply Living
Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with Whipped Maple Butter & Toasted Pecans from The Well Floured Kitchen
Pumpkin Rolls from Rainy Day Cravings
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