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Family Tradition Watergate Salad

Rated as 4.62 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 did not change a thing and not only is it so easy to make, but super delicious. Definitely will keep this recipe and make it over and over and over again.

This is the same recipe my mom always made back in the 70’s. No changes needed. Loved it!

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