Easy Homemade Pistachio Pudding Salad Recipe

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pistachio pudding salad recipe

Quick Pistachio Pudding Salad

This Thanksgiving side dish is also known as Watergate Salad. I guess I am too young to understand why. Anyone know?

I was first introduced to this pistachio pudding salad as a five year old by my Aunt Jana. I was amazed at how easy it was to make; even a 5-year-old could do it! It will only take you 5-10 minutes to whip this one up!!!

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After I learned about this Pistachio Pudding salad from my aunt it started showing up for Thanksgiving. When I married my husband this Pistachio salad showed up on their Thanksgiving day table too. Now, this is a must-have for Thanksgiving at my house.

Pistachio salad recipe ingredients

Pistachio Pudding Salad Ingredients + Directions

You’ll only need 5-ingredients to make this delicious pistachio pudding salad. It’s easy to make too – all you have to do is dump and stir!

Note: I have made this without the pecans when I do not have them on hand and it is good that way too!

I have made my instructions for this pistachio salad (found below) a little more detailed to avoid dirtying more measuring cups than necessary. You could even use the same 1 cup measuring cup for all three measured ingredients.

An Easy & Delicious Holiday Dish

I hope you enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving side dish. It also makes a nice side dish for Christmas since it’s a pretty green color.

If you end up trying it out, let us know what you think! Who knows… it could become a tradition for your family as well! Enjoy!

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Easy Homemade Pistachio Pudding Salad Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 65 min
Yield: 3 lb | Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can Crushed Pineapple 20 oz
  • 1 pkg Pistachio Pudding 3.4 oz
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip Topping
  • 1 cup marshmallows mini
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  1. 1. Measure out nuts and marshmallows.
  2. 2. Dump entire can of pineapple and juices in a medium bowl.
  3. 3. Add pudding powder, nuts and marshmallows.
  4. 4. Measure cool whip in the measuring cups you used for the nuts and marshmallows.
  5. 5. Add cool whip and stir all ingredients.
  6. 6. Chill for 1 hour before serving.
Ingredients: Marshmallows, Pecans, Pineapple, Pistachio, Pudding, Whipped Topping
Meal Type: Salads, Side Dish, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Categories: Fruits, No Bake

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