12 Recipes Using Pistachio Pudding Mix

Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes with Pistachio Buttercream
Photo by Stacey.

Pistachio pudding mix adds a nutty flavor and green coloring to all sorts of dessert recipes. There's nostalgic Pistachio Cream Pie, Pistachio Nut Bundt Cake, and Pistachio Buttercream Frosting, to name but a few. Impress kids and adults alike with this selection of sweet treats — they're easier than you think when you use instant pistachio pudding mix!

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Pistachio Cream Pie

Pistachio Cream Pie
Anonymous

A layer of sweetened cream cheese, pistachio pudding, and whipped topping are spread onto a walnut crust to make this retro dessert. Reviewer Lorree Widmer Ford says, "My husband grew up with this as one of his favorite desserts and now it's my kids favorite too!"

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Pistachio Cake III

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Photo by Susan P.

This super easy cake uses boxed cake mix and instant pistachio pudding mix. Try folding some chopped pistachio nuts or chocolate chips into the batter at the end. Bake in a Bundt cake pan for a pretty presentation.

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Julie's Pistachio Delight

Julie's Pistachio Delight
Robyn VanAelst Terpstra

Pineapple tidbits, chopped walnuts, mini marshmallows, and shredded coconut are folded into a pistachio pudding mixture — spread on top of a graham cracker crust for a quick and easy dessert. Top with whipped cream if you like!

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Pistachio Nut Bundt Cake

Pistachio Nut Bundt Cake
Lucy

This recipe calls for yellow cake mix, instant pistachio pudding, and sour cream to make a light green, super moist cake that is perfect for holidays like Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter. Serve plain dusted with powdered sugar, or top with cream cheese frosting for a more indulgent dessert.

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Spumoni Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spumoni Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tanya Newell

Instant pistachio pudding, chopped pistachios, maraschino cherries, and chocolate chips are added to a basic cookie recipe to replicate the flavor of Italian spumoni ice cream. "I love the flavor of the chocolate and the pistachio. I was planning on putting in white chocolate like a play on the Italian flag but the semi-sweet chocolate is perfect," says reviewer Jon Gajewski.

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Easy Pistachio Ice Cream

Easy Pistachio Ice Cream
Chelsey Carr

This clever pistachio ice cream recipe calls for just three ingredients — instant pistachio pudding, sweetened condensed milk, and milk. "Easy and ohhh so good," raves reviewer TracyC. "Didn't change the recipe at all. I just wanted something quick that I could make at a moments notice and this was perfect! Tastes wonderful."

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Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad

Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad

Reviewer Michelle O. describes this creamy, chilled fruit salad as an "awesome fifties-style dessert." Try using fresh fruit if you have lots of it, and top with chopped pistachios and coconut flakes for some crunch if you like.

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Pistachio Cream Cheese Fingers

Pistachio Cream Cheese Fingers
Mallinda

Pistachio pudding mix adds a subtle green color to these elegant cookies. Drizzle with semisweet or white melted chocolate. Very finely chopped pistachio nuts make for a beautiful presentation.

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Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes with Pistachio Buttercream

Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes with Pistachio Buttercream
Photo by Stacey.

Pistachio pudding mix gives buttercream frosting a hint of pistachio which pairs beautifully with these chocolate and orange cupcakes. "Wow," says belissa00. "I followed the recipe exactly and didn't change anything. These were some of the best cupcakes I've ever made!"

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Easy Pistachio English Toffee Ice Box Cake

Easy Pistachio English Toffee Ice Box Cake
Brooke

This super easy dessert calls for instant pistachio pudding, angel food cake, and whipped topping — perfect for a no-bake, layered dessert when you're tight for time. Top with grated chocolate and plenty of chopped pistachios for added texture.

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Pineapple and Pistachio Pudding

Pineapple and Pistachio Pudding
Danielleball9

This classic dessert has been revamped to use sugar-free pistachio pudding and low-fat yogurt. Reviewer MSmith loved this dessert when he was a kid. He says "a little extra pineapple and slivered almonds makes it like the olden days!"

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White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
SunnyDaysNora

Pistachio pudding mix adds a hint of green to these cute thumbprint cookies. They are filled with melted white chocolate that's flavored with orange zest for a winning combination of flavors. Sprinkle with additional orange zest or chopped pistachios.

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