Red & white layers of no-bake cheesecake & sweet strawberries in Jell-O sit atop a pretzel crust in Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It looks as good as it tastes!

A slice of Strawberry Pretzel Salad on a plate

Slices of Strawberry Pretzel Salad on plates

A slice of Strawberry Pretzel Salad on a plate

Is Strawberry Jello Salad Similar To This?

Strawberry Jell-O salad can encompass a wide range of yumminess under that single title, including Strawberry Pretzel Salad! Other delights in the category can include a mousse-like version that combines whipped cream, fruit, and Jell-O into a fluffy dessert.

Sounds delish and reminds me of a fun twist on this recipe- Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip! Instead of making the pretzels into crust, you dip them in the cream cheese and strawberry mixture.

It doesn’t have the same layered effect and usually uses pie filling instead of Jell-O. It’s a fun way to get that fantastic sweet and salty combo! And, speaking of layers… IF you want to make something truly special, try our Strawberry Triple Layer Cake. Three decadent, moist cake layers are wrapped in a strawberry buttercream frosting. Don’t be intimidated! With convenient ingredients, it’s way easier than you think!!

How About a Greens And Fruit Strawberry Salad Instead?

There’s just something so pretty about a nice strawberry salad with fresh greens and they say you eat with your eyes first! These salads are so delicious and nice to look at, you won’t even be thinking about all the nutrition and health benefits the strawberries are giving you in every bite!

Typically made with mixed greens and a balsamic vinaigrette, feta, bleu, or goat cheese and pecans or other nuts are other common salad toppings. Strawberry Salad brings together a variety of flavors that takes boring ol’ side salad to a whole new level!

Another Alternative With Greens Is Strawberry Spinach Salad

Looking for a salad packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins? Look no further than our Strawberry Spinach Salad!! It’s another picture perfect salad that is typically tossed with a light vinaigrette. Blueberries can be added for more color, and nuts are a great way to add some crunch!

Have You Tried Strawberry Cheesecake Salad?

I’m telling you- after Strawberry Pretzel Salad, you’ll be looking for more of the same, and this is a good one to try! With fresh strawberries generously coated in cheesecake flavored pudding and whipped cream, Strawberry Cheesecake Salad only takes a few minutes to whip up!

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Gives You Double The Fruit!

It’s got all of the yumminess of a simple strawberry salad, but the bananas add even more flavor. You could even add blueberries to a Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad. It would be perfect for the 4th of July with its red, white, and blue color scheme! Since we mentioned cake… Strawberry Sheet Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is moist and decadent, and the icing is ahmazing!! Besides, sheet cakes feed a crowd and scream summer in every bite.

What is Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe?

A simple Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe typically calls for fresh strawberries, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. That’s all it takes to take that spinach salad in your lunch from hum-drum to “Oh YUM!” Sprinkle on some nuts, maybe a little feta cheese- and you’ve got yourself one heck of a salad!


A Few More Strawberry Delights?

  • Strawberry Pie: Bursting with berries and so simple to make, our Strawberry Pie is just like Grandma used to make! Whip up some fresh cream, and you’ve got heaven on a plate!
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cake: If you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert, look no further Strawberry Shortcake Cake! It looks gorgeous and is way easier to make than you think!
A slice of Strawberry Pretzel Salad on a plate
3.95 from 18 votes

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Red & white layers of no-bake cheesecake & sweet strawberries in Jell-O sit atop a pretzel crust in Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It looks as good as it tastes!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 306 kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 2 Cups Crushed Pretzels
  • 3/4 Cup 1 1/2 Sticks Butter, Melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar


  • 1 8 Ounce Block Cream Cheese, Softened to Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 8 Ounce Carton Cool Whip, Thawed


  • 1 6 Ounce Box Strawberry Flavored Jell-O
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 4 Cups Sliced Fresh Strawberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together pretzels, melted butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar until evenly combined. Evenly press mixture into a 9 X 13-inch glass baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes, then allow cooling completely.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar on medium speed, until smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Gently fold in the Cool Whip. Spread mixture evenly over the completely cooled pretzel crust. Cool in the fridge for at least 60 minutes.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, add Jell-O and pour boiling water over it. Stir until the Jell-O is completely dissolved, at least 2 full minutes. Mix in the cold water. Refrigerate for 90 minutes or until the mixture has slightly thickened. Mix in the sliced strawberries, then pour into the baking dish, over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate until firmly set, 4-6 hours, or better overnight.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /16 of the recipe)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 294mg 12%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 25.7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.