Have you ever heard of or tried seafoam salad before?? For us, this was a classic Thanksgiving dish when we were growing up, and had its own spot on the table, along with all the other side dishes and fixings. It wasn’t even relegated to the dessert table, it was considered a dish to be enjoyed with all the other Thanksgiving staples! If you’re looking at it and wondering what the heck is in it or what it is, we’re here to tell you that it’s delicious, jello-y goodness that everyone needs to make immediately.

That’s right, this is a big ol’ dish is a batch of jello, but not just any jello. We used strawberry jello – you could use any red or green jello you want – and stuffed it full of canned pears (which are amazing), cream cheese and frozen whipped topping. Then we blended it all together so that it’s perfectly smooth and poured it into our trusty bundt pan. Once it’s set, you’ve got a gorgeous, epic seafoam salad to get people hooked on. They might be cautious at first, but once they try it they’ll want to devour the whole thing – really, we speak from experience on this one, you’ll see!

Seafoam Salad

15 minutes active; 4 hours inactive to prepare serves 8-10


  • 1 (29 oz.) can pears in heavy syrup, juices reserved
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz.) package frozen whipped topping
  • 1 (6 oz.) package strawberry or raspberry jello
  • Whipped cream


  1. Place pear juices in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.

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