Pistachio Fluff (also called Watergate Salad) is a dessert that is made from whipped topping, pistachio pudding, marshmallows and pineapple.
ALSO CALLED WATERGATE SALAD
This fluff recipe is one I can easily remember off the top of my head when I go grocery shopping. We used to always just call it the Green Stuff but it also goes by the name “Watergate Salad.” If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Orange Creamsicle Fruit Salad.
WHAT IS A FLUFF SALAD?
A fluff salad is a dessert made with jello pudding or gelatin, combined with fruit, marshmallows and Cool Whip (and sometimes nuts.) This Pistachio Fluff is a no-bake dessert that is made from whipped topping, pistachio pudding, marshmallows and canned pineapple. One of my favorite fluffs is my Mom’s Orange Fluff (also called “The Orange Stuff”).
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- instant pistachio pudding
- crushed pineapple
- mini marshmallows
- chopped pecans (optional)
- whipped topping (COOL WHIP)
HOW TO MAKE PISTACHIO FLUFF:
In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix with crushed pineapple. Stir well.
Stir in marshmallows and chopped pecans. Pecans are optional if you don’t like nuts.
Then gently stir in whipped topping.
Chill (covered) for about an hour before serving. You could dig in right away but I think it tastes better when you give it time to hang out in the fridge. It lets the flavors really marinate and come together better.
Then dig in! Top with extra marshmallows.
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Pistachio Fluff (+Video)
- 3.5 ounce package instant pistachio pudding mix
- 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
- 8 ounce tub whipped topping (COOL WHIP), thawed
- In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix with crushed pineapple. Stir well.
- Stir in marshmallows and chopped pecans.
- Then gently stir in whipped topping.
- Chill for about an hour before serving.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: August 2015
Updated and republished: February 2019