Watergate Salad

I’ve never had recipe’s on my blog but since it’s near Christmas I thought I would stick with my usual theme and post this dessert that is associated with the 1970s.

This recipe is coming to you straight from Kraft.


Watergate Salad

1 Hr(s) 15 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) Cook
Create a cool and creamy classic with our Watergate Salad!

What You Need

8 Servings

can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Let’s Make It

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl.
2. Stir in COOL WHIP.
3. Refrigerate 1 hour.
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TA-DAH Watergate Salad.

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

11 thoughts on “Watergate Salad”

  1. Well, I checked my reader a couple of hours too late. I was trying to decide on a salad to make earlier this afternoon. I ended up doing carrot cake. (That’s a vegetable too, right? :p ) I’ve never made Watergate Salad, but I’ve enjoyed it at plenty of potlucks over the years. Thanks for reminding me of it.

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  2. My sweetie (and her Mom originally) do something similar but with cherry pie filling as well as the pineapple, and they just call it “Pink Stuff”. Walnuts optional. Haven’t heard it called Watergate salad, wonder what the origin of that is?

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  3. Oh this post brings back memories! My mom, aunts, grandmas-all made this salad for various and sundry family get togethers and church potlucks. I actually made it this summer for a Memorial Day meal and my youngest, who is 15, almost ate the whole salad by himself, he loved it so much! I do remember my mom asking my Grandma why the salad was called Watergate, and an aunt quipped, “Because it’s full of nuts!”-referring to the political Watergate scandal of the 1970s.


    1. “Because it’s full of nuts!” That is awesome! I like everything but the marshmallows. I love fruit salad…since I deal with the seventies a lot…I thought well this fits. Thank you for commenting.

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