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Jello Recipes

Family Favorite Recipes for Every Occasion


These are classic Jello recipes, plus some new favorites. Whether you're looking for a side dish or dessert for a party or special occasion or just something fun to make for dinner tonight, there is a recipe here to suit you.

The nice thing about all of these recipes is that they can be varied quite easily. Try substituting different flavors and different fruits (if the recipe calls for them).

Cranberry Jello Salad Recipe

Cranberry Jello Salad
Ocean Spray
This is a classic side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it works for just about any occasion. This dish pairs well with turkey, ham, beef, even pasta.

Lemon Jello Cool Whip Parfaits

Jello Cool Whip Parfait
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Blueberry and lemon are a killer flavor combination, and this dessert proves it. Layers of creamy lemon mousse are topped with fresh blueberries and crushed gingersnap cookie crumbs. What could be better? Finish it off with homemade whipped cream.

Raspberry Cool Whip Jello Mold

Cool Whip Jello Mold
Stephanie Gallagher
I normally serve this dish for dessert, but it could be a sweet side dish, too. A ribbon of sweetened cream cheese is layered between layers of raspberry Jello and Cool Whip. Then the whole dessert is topped with fresh raspberries. This dish is as attractive as it is tasty.

Lime Jello Cool Whip Pie Recipe

Lime Jello Cool Whip Pie
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This basic, four-ingredient recipe takes only minutes to prepare (not including refrigeration time). You can make this recipe with vanilla yogurt instead of key lime yogurt, too. It will have more of a lime creamsicle flavor (like an orange creamsicle frozen treat) than a key lime pie flavor.

Pretzel Salad Recipe

Pretzel Salad
Stephanie Gallagher
A salty crushed pretzel crust is topped with a mixture of Jello, cream cheese, fresh strawberries and frozen whipped topping in this bright and festive dessert. This is a great take-along dish for potlucks or holidays.

Cranberry Cool Whip Jello Dessert Recipe

Jello Cool Whip Dessert
Stephanie Gallagher
This dish makes a festive dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time. You can make it up to a week in advance (store in the refrigerator), and it has just three ingredients. See? Simple!

Brain Jello Mold Recipe

Jello Brain Mold
Stephanie Gallagher
This fun brain Jello mold makes a terrific addition to a Halloween party. You can make it with any flavor of Jello, but I like strawberry, raspberry or something pink.

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