Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad


"Pistachio pudding, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, pecans and whipped topping are blended and chilled for a classic fruit salad."


1 h 15 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix dry pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans in large bowl until well blended.
  2. Add whipped topping; stir gently until well blended. Cover.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.


  • How to Thaw COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • Place unopened tub in refrigerator. An 8-oz. tub will be completely thawed in 4 hours. Do not thaw in microwave.
  • Keeping It Safe
  • Keep cold foods cold (40 degrees F or less) and refrigerate perishables until ready to serve.
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  1. 65 Ratings


I've been making this recipe for years now and just love it. I honestly think I could finish the whole bowl. My only tips would be to combine the pudding mix and pineapple first, then gently s...

This was the recipe I have been looking for!I made one small addition to the recipe... I added 1/2 cup of coconut which gave it that texture it seemed to be missing! It was easy to make and it t...

This also works great if you use the sugar free pudding and fat free cool whip.

my mom makes this every year for thanksgiving! We add chopped apple and coconut to our with the pineapple, nuts and marshmallows. SOOO YUMMMMYYYY

I love this salad and this not the way to make it. Followed the directions as written and tried to save it by adding milk, but next time I will make the pudding first according to the pie fillin...

I've always used Fruit Cocktail instead of pineapple - it's the way my mom always made it. Family enjoys it and it's usually a hit at potluck events. I agree - I don't add the pecans. The puddin...

This has been a family tradition during the holidays for 30 years. It's so refreshing and light, you can't go wrong with this one!

This is a favorite. I drain the pineapple, and also add manderin oranges in place of the nuts. I also leave out the marshmellows. :)

I have been making this recipe for years, exactly as written except with no nuts added. While nuts would be a great addition, they're not needed -- it's delicious without them and I prefer not ...