Easiest recipe on the planet and it tastes awesome. I love this at Easter, but it could great any time of the year.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix pineapple, marshmallows, pudding mix, and pecans together in a bowl; fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate salad until chilled and thickened, about 1 hour.

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Cook's Note:

Thaw Cool Whip(R) by placing unopened tub in refrigerator. An 8-ounce tub will be completely thawed in 4 hours. Do not thaw in microwave.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 31.3g; fat 8.8g; sodium 183.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2015
This is my husband's favorite salad that has to be made at every holiday gathering or family get together. This is my exact recipe I've been making for years--it's the perfect way to make Watergate Salad. I got it off the back of a marshmallow bag. Sometimes I swap walnuts for the pecans and sometimes I put a little coconut. (Exactly the same as the recipe from Dole.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2016
Super sweet. Like dessert instead of salad. Didn't go with turkey dinner AT ALL! Better than a jello salad but that's the best I can say. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2015
This was pretty good. Very sweet. We could only eat a little at a time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2015
This is my husband's favorite salad that has to be made at every holiday gathering or family get together. This is my exact recipe I've been making for years--it's the perfect way to make Watergate Salad. I got it off the back of a marshmallow bag. Sometimes I swap walnuts for the pecans and sometimes I put a little coconut. (Exactly the same as the recipe from Dole.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2015
I have made this many times over the years. It's still a favorite of my grown daughters. I have made a lower calorie (less sweet) version by using lite whipped topping, and sugar free pistachio pudding. The flavor is still there, but it isn't quite as sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2018
I added about 1/4 cup of shredded coconut also I used chunk pineapple which I then sliced. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2019
Have not had this in years! A sweet ànd light dessert! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
I have always loved this dessert I didn’t put the pecans or marshmallows in it and it turned out just fine Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2017
Delicious! And oh so easy to make! Will definitely be making this one again. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2020
Very easy no time at all Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015
This is my son's favorite dessert. Required for all family get-togethers. I didn't make any changes - perfect just as written. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2016
Super sweet. Like dessert instead of salad. Didn't go with turkey dinner AT ALL! Better than a jello salad but that's the best I can say. Read More
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