Frog Eye Salad

.Frog Eye Salad is a delicious potluck classic and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

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Frog Eye Salad is a delicious potluck classic and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

Ingredients Needed for Frog Eye Salad

  • Acini de Pepe pasta
  • canned pineapple
  • mandarin oranges
  • mini marshmallows
  • shredded coconut
  • Cool Whip

Frog Eye Salad is a delicious potluck classic and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

Frog Eye Salad is a delicious potluck classic and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • It’s important to let the pasta and the sauce cool completely before adding the Cool Whip. Otherwise the Cool Whip will melt.
  • I saw several versions online that called for a simpler version of this recipe using instant pudding mix and Cool Whip. But I couldn’t convince my husband to stray from the classic version! So if you’re looking to cut a little time, here’s an easier version that looks promising.

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Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad is a delicious potluck classic and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! 

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Acini De Pepe pasta
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (reserved from pineapple tidbits)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 22 ounces mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits (drained and reserve juice)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 (8 ounce) Cool Whip

Directions:

  1. Cook the Acini De Pepe pasta according to package directions. When done, rinse under cold water in strainer. Let cool.
  2. In a saucepan over medium high heat stir together pineapple juice, sugar, flour, salt and egg. Cook and stir constantly until mixture thickens and is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Let cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the pasta and thickened mixture.
  4. Then gently fold in the mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, pineapple tidbits, marshmallows and coconut. Fold in Cool Whip.
  5. Refrigerate until serving.

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Something Swanky and/or Ashton have been featured by LDS LivingBetter Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Country Living Magazine,  and multiple times on Spoonful, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post. Something Swanky recipes have also been featured regularly on brand Facebook pages such as: Pillsbury, Jell-O, Reese’s, Hershey’s, and more.
Ashton has worked on creative campaigns with big brands for more than 3 years, most notably: Hidden Valley RanchLand O’ LakesBetty CrockerSafeway, and eBay. Ashton has worked on creative campaigns with big brands for more than 3 years, most notably: Hidden Valley RanchLand O’ LakesBetty CrockerSafeway, and eBay.

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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.