Old Fashioned retro JELLO Pudding recipe Watergate Salad a vintage recipe from grandma

Old Fashioned Watergate Salad Recipe


Old Fashioned Watergate Salad Recipe

Old Fashioned Vintage Watergate Salad dessert recipe like grandma used to make with Jello pistachio pudding mix and crushed pineapple.



  • 3.5 oz box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice, undrained
  • 2 cups Cool Whip topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts  (I used pecans but you can use walnuts if you prefer)


  1. In a large mixing bowl mix the pistachio pudding mix with the crushed pineapple and juice. Mix well until all of the powdered pudding mix is dissolved.
  2. Fold in the Cool Whip until combined well.
  3. Next, add the mini marshmallows and chopped nuts to the bowl. Gently fold the marshmallows and nuts into the mixture.
  4. Place the Watergate Salad into a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours but overnight is best.
  5. Serve topped with maraschino cherries, mini marshmallows, and chopped nuts as a garnish if desired.
  6. Makes 8 1/2 cup servings.

  • Category: Vintage Recipes
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 208

Keywords: Watergate salad Recipe, Old Fashioned recipes, vintage recipes, JELLO recipes, holiday recipes

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