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Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad

Cherry Cheesecake fluff is and easy and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer BBQ and potlucks. So light and fluffy, you won’t be able to resist!

Cherry Cheesecake fluff is and easy and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer BBQ and potlucks. So light and fluffy, you won't be able to resist!

We’re digging into the archives today, going all the way back to 2013 with this Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad!

Those of you who visit often know that I’ve been working to update my old posts. For the most part, this is about the photography, cleaning up some of the graphics, and re-writing unclear instructions. But occasionally I come across a recipe that needs a complete overhaul from start to finish.

Like this one. For some reason, it’s been wildly popular on Pinterest over the years (original recipe is still at the bottom of the post). But in all honesty, it was a poor recipe. I threw it together in a hurry for a client, and I’m embarrassed to say, didn’t really give it my best effort. Maybe we were moving for the zillionth time. Maybe Emma was cutting teeth and keeping us up all night. Who knows?

But the bottom line is that it didn’t get my best effort and the recipe was seriously lacking.

Cherry Cheesecake fluff is and easy and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer BBQ and potlucks. So light and fluffy, you won't be able to resist!

Given its high visibility on my site, I really wanted to do right by my readers and produce THE BEST Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad that is humanly possible to make. And by golly, I think I did it.

After fiddling around with my favorite cheesecake dip recipe, and piecing together a few other fluff recipes I found scattered across the internet, I am confident that this is the best darn cherry fluff salad you will ever dig your spoon into!

It is light and fluffy and has a spot on cherry cheesecake flavor. Plus, those cherry swirls and peeps of red are just so pretty 😍.

Cherry Cheesecake fluff is and easy and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer BBQ and potlucks. So light and fluffy, you won't be able to resist!

And soooooooooooooo easy to make. Let’s take a quick walk through:

Cream cheese + sugar. Beat these guys up until smooth and creamy and all cheesecake-like.

Next: Cool Whip brings the fluff to the party.

And then: a cup of marshmallows and all the 🍒🍒🍒🍒.

Cherry Cheesecake fluff is and easy and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer BBQ and potlucks. So light and fluffy, you won't be able to resist!

Give everything a quick toss (so that you still have some cherry swirls) and chill so that those marshmallows get nice and soft and fluffy.

And that’s it! Easy breezy and a perfect addition to any summer get-together.

Enjoy!

Cherry Cheesecake Fluff

Cherry Cheesecake fluff is and easy and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer BBQ and potlucks. So light and fluffy, you won't be able to resist!

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

8 ounces Cool Whip

1 cup miniature marshmallows

21 ounces Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling

Directions:

Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Mix in the Cool Whip.

Fold in the marshmallows and cherry pie filling. Chill until ready to serve.

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Original 2013 Recipe>>>

Ingredients:

  • 21 ounce canned cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 of a 3.45 ounce instant pudding mix, cheesecake flavor
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the cherry pie filling and the instant pudding mix (remember, only half the package) until the pudding mix is dissolved. Fold in the cool whip.
  2. Mix in the miniature marshmallows until marshmallows are completely coated.
  3. Cover and chill for about an hour before serving.

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

9 comments on “Cherry Cheesecake Fluff Salad”

  1. Ooh, fluff salads remind me of holidays growing up.. my grandma always made a standard ambrosia one, or different ones like pistachio or mandarin. This cherry cheesecake one looks sooooo luscious!

  2. My mom used to make a pineapple version of this…and wow, I bet with the cheesecake + cran combo it’s amazing!

  3. I love love love fluff salads! The cherry pie filling is a fun twist to it!!! Definitely mini chocolate chips and graham crackers next time :-)

  4. My family DEVOURS fluff salads. They have such fond memories for me (every family reunion), but we usually go green with pistachio. Love mixing in the cherry and chocolate for some holiday flare. Yes, your fluff salad has flair.

  5. This salad looks amazing :) Reminds me of one my grandmother use to make. Thanks for sharing.

  6. It’s so pretty, Ashton – I love fluff salads!!

  7. This looks, and sounds wonderful! No worries about it not looking Christmasey. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  8. The fluff salad I make uses sweetened condensed milk instead of pudding mix. Whole can sweetened condensed milk, cool whip, cherry pie filling, teaspoon vanilla or almond extract. (optional chopped walnuts)

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