Watergate Salad is a creamy and fluffy pudding dessert that can be found on many holiday tables.
Watergate salad is a side dish salad or dessert salad made from pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, whipped topping, crushed pecans, and marshmallows. It is very quick and simple to prepare. The ingredients are combined and then chilled. It is a popular dish in the Upper Midwest and other areas of the U.S. where potlucks are popular.
The origin of the name “Watergate salad” is obscure. The recipe was published by General Foods (now Kraft Heinz) and called for two General Foods products: Jell-O instant pistachio pudding and Cool Whip whipped topping.
Watergate Salad is perfect for potlucks, holidays, or picnics. It Is so easy to make and only calls for 5 ingredients that are very easy to find in the grocery store. With just 5 ingredients mixed together you have the perfect dish in no time.
Watergate Salad is best made ahead, since it is recommended that it chills in the refrigerator for 1 hour prior to serving. It can be made 24 hours in advance. Leftovers can be stored for up to three days.
In a large bowl, mix together pudding mix, pineapple with juice, marshmallows, and nuts. Fold in whipped topping. Chill.
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