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 in 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 whip 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
Yield: 4 servings

Low Sugar 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

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    4

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 558Total Fat 54gSaturated Fat 29gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 135mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 13gProtein 5g

    The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients used.

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