Thanksgiving is a time for cherished traditions and creating lasting memories around the holiday table. In preparing Thanksgiving dinner, we look for the perfect balance: classic dishes and new recipes to delight our loved ones. One such delightful addition to your holiday meal is the ever-popular Thanksgiving Jello salad.
These sweet side dishes have been a part of holiday dinners for generations, making them family favorites and timeless classics. In this post, I gathered some of the best Thanksgiving Jello salad recipes.
The salads combine basic ingredients with a touch of creativity, adding a burst of color and flavor to your holiday table. These easy holiday dishes are perfect for potlucks, special occasions, and, of course, your Thanksgiving feast.
Strawberry Jell-O Salad
This sweet strawberry salad features tapioca and vanilla pudding, with Cool Whip to give it an extra creamy texture. Strawberries and fruit cocktail provide plenty of fruit flavor!
Cranberry Jello Salads for Thanksgiving
This Cranberry Jello Salad would make an excellent fruity addition to any holiday menu due to the fresh pineapple! Just three ingredients and an ideal make ahead dish. Serve plain, or top it with some whipped cream for an extra special touch!
Upgrade your traditional Cranberry Sauce this holiday season by turning it into this simple and sweet Cranberry Salad!
This easy cranberry salad is great for Thanksgiving, and it will be enjoyed by vegan and non-vegan family members alike!
Relive a slice of Thanksgiving history this holiday season with this all vegan version of cranberry jell-o salad. It's created from fresh cranberries, oranges, walnuts and spices in a vibrant citrusy-sweet plant-based gelatin base. This easy cranberry salad recipe is great for Thanksgiving.
This is an old-fashioned recipe made modern. While it does contain raspberry gelatin, no jello mold is needed. It is made entirely in a food processor and then you allow the salad to set overnight. Give it a stir and voila! Something between a cranberry relish and cranberry salad.
Cranberry Raspberry Jello Salad used to be a mainstay at your grandmother's table. It's a classic for a reason!
Orange and Peach Jell-O Salads
Mandarin Orange Jello Salad is an iconic dessert salad comprised of orange gelatin, canned mandarin oranges, whipped cream and other fruits or ingredients. A popular Thanksgiving side dish! Enjoyed chilled as either an accompaniment to dinner or as part of dessert courses!
With the sweet flavor combination of orange and vanilla, you could justifiably call this orange jello salad “creamsicle fluff”.
If you love Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad, then this Peach Jello Pretzel Salad will not disappoint. With all of the same ingredients except for using peaches instead of strawberries.
If you have dairy-free family members, they will appreciate this Jello salad, made with coconut whip cream for all the creaminess without dairy.
Cherry and Raspberry Jell-O Salads
Cherry flavors rule in this Jell-O salad. Maraschino cherries, Cherry 7-Up, and cherry Jell-O provide layers of cherry flavor!
Both cherry and lime Jello are used to make the beautiful holiday colors in this salad. The red and green are perfect for Christmas dinner, but so delicious you'll want to serve it for Thanksgiving or any holiday meal!
That sweet and salty combination never gets old, and this raspberry pretzel salad will not disappoint!
From the vintage recipes that remind us of simpler times to the innovative new creations that add excitement to our holiday table, Jello salads have proven their place among the best things to enjoy during Thanksgiving dinner. With their vibrant colors, sweet flavors, and versatility, they cater to all tastes and preferences, making them a great addition to any holiday meal.
So, whether you choose a classic cranberry fluff salad or experiment with a new recipe, be sure to store your creations in an airtight container for future holiday dinners and potluck gatherings. These Thanksgiving Jello salads are not just recipes; they are a testament to the joy of sharing delicious food with loved ones on special occasions.