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Watergate Salad

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8 servings, about 1/2 cup each

Create a cool and creamy classic with our Watergate salad! Learn how to make Watergate salad the proper way with our short video of quick tips.

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Make It

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  • Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl.
  • Stir in COOL WHIP.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.


For a Healthy Living version of this delicious salad, check out Low-Fat Watergate Salad.

How to Thaw COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Place unopened tub in refrigerator. An 8-oz. tub will be completely thawed in 4 hours. Do not thaw in microwave.

Keeping it Safe

Keep cold foods cold (40ºF or less) and refrigerate perishables until ready to serve.


  • 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each
Calories 190
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 190mg
Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 23g
Protein 1g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from The first time I had this was at an office party 3 years ago. The first time I had this was at an office party 3 years ago. I had no clue what it was or what it was called. Then it appeared again this past Thanksgiving. Again, I had no clue what it was or what it was called, but what I did know is how much I liked it. So much, that I searched your website for it, and 45 minutes later, there is was "Watergate Salad". How it got that name, I don't know. But I'm sure glad I found it. I made it just a couple of weeks ago, and it was just as good as the first time I had it. This recipe is really good. It did take my boyfriend to warm up to the color, but once he had a taste, he had to have a bowl of it.
Date published: 2005-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good And Wonderful Taste I have made this recipe several times and everyone loved it. It's very simple to make also
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this recipe many times for my family. I've made this recipe many times for my family. I was kind of in a busy week this week when the missions convention was to take place at my church. I decided I would make this for one of the * salads* to pass. By the time I got through the line the first time half of this huge Tupperware bowl was gone, and those who went back for seconds and thirds scraped my bowl clean gone. So, I think it was a huge hit with them as well :) I enjoy that it didnt have cream cheese or sour cream or any of that in the mix. Its so simple and perfect in any season. Thank you for a nice recipe.
Date published: 2007-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this recipe for years. I've made this recipe for years. I don't even need to look at the recipe anymore. When I was going to make some the other night, I realized I didn't have any pistachio pudding so I made it with vanilla instead and it was just as good! I usually take my Cool Whip out of the freezer when I start. By the time I'm ready for it, it's started to thaw a little and I can break it up into large chunks. I put the bowl in the fridge and stir periodically until it thaws - much quicker than waiting 4 hours.
Date published: 2005-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got this recipe from a girlfriend of mine, who happens to be a Kraft employee. I got this recipe from a girlfriend of mine, who happens to be a Kraft employee. She makes it as follows: 2 boxes of pistachio pudding, 3 - 8oz. containers of coolwhip. Mix those together and add as needed the pineapple, juice from pineapple and marshmallows. You can pretty much make it to whatever consistency you want it. My family likes it light on the pineapple and juice, and big on marshmallows. Makes it more fluffy. Not allot of measurement on this one, but we do omit the nuts and it is still great. Always makes a hit at parties.
Date published: 2003-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 10 yr. My 10 yr. old son made this the week we received our issue of Kraft magazine. This was his anniversary gift to us. This was so good! The pineapple almost disappears and the marshmallows give this dessert some yummy fluff. I have been looking for this dessert for years-a childhood favorite of my husband. Thanks Kraft! We are adding this to our Holiday table as a new tradition.
Date published: 2009-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good idea.......but so much better to begin recipe with a carton of cottage cheese and add the rest of these listed ingredients. Have taken to many holiday spreads at work and to other occasions and it always goes over better with the cottage cheese. It's still fluffy but has lots more body and is not so liquified
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful and Easy I made this for Thanksgiving.Not the first time I've made it either.It is so delicious. I doubled the recipe and at the end added a little milk for a bit more creaminess.Amazing! I had this idea come to mind for next time- I'm going to add drained maraschino cherries. I think it would be divine!
Date published: 2016-11-24
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