Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Frog-Eye Salad

Hi! I have tried many of your amazing recipes and love them! I saw Heather's request for Frog-Eye salad so thought I'd share one. I love the recipe on the back of the Acini de Pepe pasta box although it's a little more time consuming and has to chill overnight. I came across this faster, easier version a year ago from Janeal at Cookin' Mamas and have made it quite a few times since. Hope this helps you Heath! and any others out there needing a relatively quick frog-eye-salad fix!

1 1/3 cup Acini de pepe pasta - uncooked
20 oz can pineapple tidbits (drained - reserve 1/4 cup juice)
8 oz can crushed pineapple
2 (12 oz) cans mandarin oranges
3 cups marshmallows
1/2 cup coconut
8 oz cool whip
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 3/4 cup milk
3 oz pkg instant vanilla pudding

Cook pasta in boiling water for 11 minutes. Drain well, rinsing with cold water to cool pasta. In large bowl, beat reserved pineapple juice, milk, sugar and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Gently stir in pasta and remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

1 comment:

Heather said...

wahoo - thanks ali! I'm all about quick and easy. Plus, all the recipes I had seen had homemade pudding - and I'm all about instant! Thanks!