Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Frog's Eye Salad

I decided to post this here for those who were asking for this recipe. This is a simple summer salad that is good for taking to pot luck dinners. Probably not the healthiest, but it is tasty. :) This recipe comes from my friend Laurie M., but there are several versions floating around.

1 1/3 cup (8 oz.) Ronzoni Acini Pepe, uncooked (That is a tiny round pasta that is sold in a box)
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained. (reserve 1/4 cup juice)
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 package vanilla instant pudding (small box)
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
2 cans (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed (or you can use real whipped cream)
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Cook pasta 11 minutes. (I like mine cooked a little more, but this is Laurie's recipe) Rinse with cold water; drain well. In a large bowl, beat reserved pineapple juice, milk, sugar, and pudding for 2 minutes. Gently stir in pasta and remaining ingredients; cover. Refrigerate at least 5 hours.

Serves 12

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