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A close up of watergate salad with small marshmallows

Watergate Salad Recipe

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


Watergate Salad is a 1970s era dessert with pistachio pudding, whipped cream, marshmallows, pineapple, and pecans and while it sounds like a crazy mix, it's absolutely delicious!


Units Scale

1 package instant Pistachio pudding mix

8 ounces Cool Whip

20 ounce can crushed pineapple (with juice)

2 cups mini marshmallows

1/2 cup crushed pecans


Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill for one hour before serving.

Keywords: watergate, pineapple, pistachio