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Family Tradition Watergate Salad

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"In my family, we have this every time there's any type of get-together. The large bowl is always finished off and finally I asked my great Aunt how she does it. Here's her secret!"
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1 h 10 m servings 208
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Gently combine whipped topping, pineapple with a little juice, marshmallows, cherries, and pudding mix in a large bowl until mixture is fluffy and thoroughly combined. Add more marshmallows if salad isn't fluffy enough. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 208 calories; 6.9 35.4 0.2 0 210 Full nutrition

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Loved this recipe. Halved it as it was only for 3 of us. I omitted the cherries as I didn't have them on hand (the recipe says optional so I don't feel too bad about tweaking that part, lol.) Th...

When I make this, I used one container Cool Whip, one package instant pistachio pudding and one full package mini marshmallows. It's one of my favorite holiday fluffy salads.

My family loves this dessert! It has become a favorite request. Will make it many more times!! Thanks!

This is the best of the Watergate salad recipes!

This is a tradition in my family for Thanksgiving since I was a little girl. My children love it and it's one of the things that they look forward to come time for dinner. The recipe I use thoug...

really good!

I like to add Manderine Oranges.....also I put it in Popcicle molds and freeze it for a summer treat the Grandkids Love

D/law does not eat nuts so only put pecans on top for decoration.

We make this for every holiday, but have changed the maraschino cherries to 1 to 2 cans of mandarin oranges. Yumm!!