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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Author: Badfinger (Max)

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

26 thoughts on “Watergate Salad”

  1. Any reason it’s called Watergate Salad? My sweetie (and I think quite a few in this area) make something similar , she calls it just ‘Pink Stuff’ – cool whip with canned cherries, a few pineapple bits and marshmallows, I believe, she uses pecans too most of the time though I’m allergic so if it’s one for me to eat she edits them out.

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    1. Oh yes! I have had the “pink stuff” also.
      Here is what I found…it was because of the timing.

      ; it’s a relic of the mid-1970s, when instant gelatin was still a new invention. The culinary world whipped up “salads” containing exactly zero lettuce, Kraft began selling a pistachio-flavored Jell-O for the first time, and the nation was experiencing its very first presidential resignation.


  2. It’s illegal, it’s immoral, and it makes you fat – but I just might try is for the new year. You failed to mention the wine, brandy and rum in the ingredients – so we shall be having them as a side.

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    1. LOL hey it’s 70s…you know…I have to keep with the pop culture! Not easy to do… Watergate fits! It does look good though…you have to admit.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I loved this stuff when I was a kid.
      I wonder if you can still get Pistachio pudding? I’ll have to check.

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