Watergate salad is a total winner! It's green! It has marshmallows! It's bound to gross out the foodie-snobs at the party, but here's the deal: it tastes pretty good!
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1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 3.5 oz. package pistachio pudding and pie filling
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I use pistachios because my son is allergic to pecans).
2 cups frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed
Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice.
Place the pineapple and reserved juice in a large bowl.
Add the pudding mixes, miniature marshmallows, and nuts.
Gently fold in the whipped topping until the mixture is well-combined, but not soupy. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Adding some maraschino cherries to the top adds a nice touch.
Makes 8 servings.