Orange Fluff Salad Recipe | Made with Jello

Delicious and refreshing Orange Fluff Salad Recipe that’s quick & easy. An orange jello salad that can double as a dessert!

orange fluff salad recipe in trifle bowl

This orange fluff salad recipe is one of those go-to dishes that is so refreshing and actually does double-duty because it can be served as a salad or a dessert. In fact…it is so good you will find yourself sneaking a helping or two when no one is looking!

A Refreshing Orange Jello Salad

  • This orange jello salad recipe goes together very quickly, and lasts in the refrigerator for several days.
  • It does not separate or lose its texture.
  • Another great thing about this orange fluff salad is that it makes a generous amount. When I was finished folding it all together, my Kitchenaid mixing bowl was almost full. It definitely makes enough to feed a crowd.  

orange fluff salad recipe made with jello

orange fluff jello recipe in trifle bowl

Orange Fluff Salad Recipe

Delicious and refreshing Orange Fluff Salad Recipe that's quick & easy. An orange jello salad that can double as a dessert!
4.8 from 5 votes
Course: Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jello, jello dessert, jello salad
Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 large box Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 large box orange Jello I used sugar-free
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 16 oz. container Cool Whip I used Lite
  • 1/2 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits partially drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges partially drained


  • Mix together pudding, jello and water in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and pour into the bowl of a standing mixer.
  • Refrigerate one hour.
  • Beat on high 5 – 6 minutes until creamy.
  • Fold in Cool Whip, marshmallows and fruit.
  • Transfer to glass bowl or trifle dish. Chill before serving.


Any size cans of fruit can be used, depending on how "fruity" you want your salad. 
If serving in a trifle bowl, reserve a few mandarin orange pieces for garnish.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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Orange Fluff Salad Recipe Variations & Tips

  • Switch to strawberry jello | substitute fresh or frozen strawberries for the mandarin oranges.
  • Switch to peach jello | substitute diced canned peaches for the mandarin oranges.
  • Can be served individually in ramekins, clear bowls or mason jars.
  • Put the whole salad in a clear trifle bowl and let guests help themselves. Before serving, top the salad with a layer of Cool Whip and garnish with mandarin oranges and fresh mint. 

orange fluff jello recipe in trifle bowl

This orange fluff salad recipe is perfect to take to a potluck dinner or picnic. With spring definitely here and summer coming soon, this orange jello salad is definitely a recipe you should keep in mind. 

If you’re wondering, I didn’t eat this whole thing myself! I shared some with my dad and he loved it. He told me it reminded him of a dessert my grandmother made called Pineapple Puffs. I googled it, and found what I think was her recipe…so it may be appearing on the blog soon. 

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orange fluff salad recipe with cool whip

Other Fluff Recipes:

Pumpkin Fluff Dip
Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip

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