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-togethers 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 keep my favorite treat still but with less sugar.

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

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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
watergate salad ingredients

If you must, you can add marshmallows, but that kind of defeats 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 whipped cream.

pistachio pudding and heavy whipping cream for watergate salad
pistachio pudding and heavy whipping cream for watergate salad

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

pineapple and pecans for watergate salad

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

Low sugar watergate salad

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!

low sugar watergate salad

Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad recipe with less sugar than the traditional recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add pudding and heavy whipping to a mixing bowl and mix until the pudding is the consitancy of whipped cream.
    1 box Jello Sugar-Free Instant Pistachio Pudding, 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Add in your pineapple and pecans and slowly mix them in until well blended.
    1 can Pineappel Tidbits, 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • Put in a serving bowl in the fridge until it’s time to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 914IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword dessert salads, low sugar, pudding salads, watergate salad
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