Not Your Grandmother’s Watergate Salad

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Watergate Salad was a staple in our family growing up. It was at EVERY and I do mean every family get together and celebration. I loved it growing up and I love it now as an adult.

However, traditional Watergate Salad is FULL of sugar. Between the cool whip and the instant pudding and the marshmallows and the pineapple, it’s almost TOO sweet. WAY too sweet. So when I decided to start cutting sugar I looked for ways to still keep my favorite treat but with less sugar.

One thing I noticed when searching keto and sugar free pudding desserts is that people were mixing sugar free pudding with heavy whipping cream. I thought to myself, I wonder if this could work for Watergate Salad and it did! The end result is the Watergate Salad I loved as a child with less sugar. It’s the perfect sweet treat!

This isn’t your grandmother’s Watergate Salad!

Watergate Salad Ingredients

  • One box of Jello Sugar Free Instant Pistachio Pudding
  • One can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream

If you must you can add in marshmallows but that kind of defeats of the purpose of making it less sugary.

How To Make Watergate Salad

After you gather your ingredients you will want to put the packages of pudding and heavy whipping cream in a bowl and mix it until it’s like whip cream.

Now add in your pineapple and pecans and slowly mix them in until well blended.

Put in a serving bowl in the fridge until it’s time to eat.

That’s it! It’s that simple to make.

Don’t forget to double or triple the recipe if you are making this for a crowd!

Watergate Salad
Yield: 6

Watergate Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Watergate salad recipe that has less sugar than the traditional recipes.

Ingredients

  • One box of Jello Sugar Free Instant Pistachio Pudding
  • One can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream

Instructions

    1. In a mixing bowl, whip the pudding and heavy whipping cream together until it's like whipped cream
    2. Add in pineapple and pecans and mix them in slowly until well blended
    3. Put in a serving bowl in the fridge until time to serve

Notes

Marshmallows are optional

About Cara 143 Articles
Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is the mom 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

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