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Fluffy Cranberry Salad Recipe

Fluffy Cranberry Salad is made with fresh cranberries, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, marshmallows, and cream. It's the perfect side dish or dessert for your holiday meal!
Prep Time4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cranberry salad, Easy Salad Recipe, fluff salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Food processor/blender
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple do not drain
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows


  • Add fresh cranberries to a food processor or blender and pulse until they are finely chopped (if you like bigger pieces, you can pulse as little or as much as you desire)
  • Place the chopped cranberries into a bowl and mix in sugar and pineapple. Cover bowl and place in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors meld.
  • While the cranberry mixture is in the fridge, beat the cream cheese until smooth and then add in the whipped cream. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form (usually takes 3-4 minutes).
  • Add the cream mixture to the cranberries and mix well. Fold in the marshmallows and then place back in the fridge for 3-4 hours to let salad set up.
  • You can also make this salad a day in advance - just give it a quick stir before serving.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg