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What is Junk Yard Salad? The name alone prompts you to click on it out of curiosity to find out what it is. And I couldn’t help but chuckle the first time I saw its name. Junk Yard Salad is a perfect potluck dish or goes well with an outdoor summer picnic. But with that being said, it’s not one you’d typically eat while on a diet. It’s delicious and sweet.

Junk Yard Salad is a deliciously sweet salad made with cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, sweetened condensed milk, mini marshmallows and cool whip. Have this readily available in your recipe box when you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen. This is one of those dishes that can be whipped up in 5 minutes tops. It’s so easy and you’ll appreciate the simplicity it includes as well as the quick preparation. It literally includes opening a can of this and a can of that and then mixing it all together. For best results, allow time to chill.

Junk Salad turns leftovers into a healthy and tasty meal. Customizable with endless ingredient options. Reduces food waste.


21 ounces of cherry pie filling from a can
A 20 ounce can of drained crushed pineapple
14 ounces of condensed milk from Eagle Brand
2 cups of miniature marshmallows
1 package 1 ounce of dry vanilla pudding mix
8 ounces of Cool Whip.


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In a bowl, combine the ingredients in the order listed.
Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
For tips on how to make this recipe less sweet, please refer to the recipe notes.

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