Ahhh, Watergate Salad! This is absolutely delicious and one of my family's favourites. None of the kids (my son, his cousins, etc) like nuts though, so don't be afraid do leave them out. This is excellent without them.
Wonderful! My husband is a picky dessert eater and he loved this one! Wish I had found it sooner!!!
My mom made this stuff when I was a child also.My mom quit making it and I had forgotten all about it.Thank you!!This stuff is yummy,makes me feel like a kid again.
I had to come review this right away! It is amazing with the cream cheese in it! Never made it that way before, and probably will never make it the old way again! I had to make a few tweaks (out of necessity), but it still turned out awesome: First of all, I totally forgot to buy marshmallows at the store! Thought about making a quick trip down the road to get some, but when I tasted it, it was completely delicious without them (thanks to the cream cheese). Didn't add the nuts, only added one box of pudding mix. Also used the "whipped" version of the cream cheese. And, I added pineapple juice until it was to my desired consistency.
One more thing -- I didn't have crushed pineapple, but did have canned pineapple chunks. So, I stuck them in my food processor (we have a Ninja) and did a few small pulses with that, and they turned out just like the crushed.
Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
This is a new favorite that I will be making every Holiday. After bringing the cream cheese to room temperature I used a mixer and beat it til smooth, added the pudding and pineapple (20 oz can undrained). After licking the beaters (I was done with them) stirred in the remaining<br/>ingredients. I thought it was better refrigerated overnight, letting the marshmallows absorb<br/>the moisture and making them fluffy. It was light, fluffy and creamy.
I made this for Easter and I absolutely loved it. I had eaten this before, but did not have a recipe for it. Thank you for sharing and I will definately make it again :)
Wonderfull I loved the addition of the cream cheese.I used a can of fruit cocktail as we were out of crushed pineapple my family also enjoys without the nuts.
This is one of my all time favorites! I have never heard of watergate being made with cream cheese. I have not yet tried it, but wanted to add that some make it with sour cream as well. When made with sour cream it is a lot creamier, but I prefer just cool whip, pudding mix, marshmellows and crushed pineapple. It is fluffy and fresh this way and awesome for a summer cook out dessert or holiday get togethers. Thanks for sharing! :)
This is a great salad to take to a potluck or for a holiday meal. I added about 1/2 C of milk to make mine a little creamier. Thanks for sharing!
Yummm... Really great recipe. I enjoyed it very much. I will be making this for Christmas. Mine came out really thick also.