Pistachio Pudding Salad


It has been warming up around these parts! And I am not sure how much more my preggo cankles can take. 🙂  My feet are so swollen and they are getting worse as the days get hotter. I feel like my life has been so busy trying to get ready for this princess to get here. I am so excited and I can’t believe it is just a little over a week until she gets here!

You know what comes with warmer weather right? Barbecues!! It is my favorite time of the year and I absolutely love grilling season. We had our first real family BBQ on Sunday. This pistachio pudding salad has been apart of my family for years. My mom would take it everywhere when I was little. I think you could go to any family reunion in Utah and this salad is guaranteed to be there. But it is amazing! It is so delicious and creamy and the flavors combined are awesome. It makes such a cool summer dessert. If you give it a try it will become a favorite in your house as well!

Pistachio Pudding Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings

A cool and delicious pistachio dessert that will be a hit at any gathering!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pistachio pudding, pistachio pudding salad, pudding salad


  • 1 can crushed pineapple 20 oz., drained
  • 1 package instant pistachio pudding 3 oz.
  • 1 container whipped topping 8 oz., thawed
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the crushed pineapple and pistachio pudding mix. Fold in the whipped topping and marshmallows.
  2. Garnish with crushed pistachios and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Pudding Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 72IU1%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. Just the powder, & if you want to make a lighter version, I use fat free/lite cool whip with diet instant pudding. I also use crushed pecans instead. Delicious!

  1. I remember this from my childhood either from my mom or a church potluck. Thanks for the recipe. We have a BBQ at our home next Saturday and just maybe this will be on the table.

    My mom also made ambrosia which is another favorite of mine.

    Happy long weekend!!

  2. I love this recipe. I use one like this from a church cookbook I have that my mother-in-law gave me a few years ago. I don’t make it often though since I am the only one of 5 in my family that eats it. Better to make it when I have company. Pinning this.

  3. 🙂 This is my family’s required salad at Christmas – we just call it Christmas Salad! Mom made it for years and years and years! And with her gone, we take turns making it each year. Any possible left overs are gone in a day!!

  4. I make this for every family get together. Our family just calls it green [email protected]#t. LOL because one time someone couldn’t remember what it was called and called it that. Never enough left overs for more than a snack. We also add coconut to ours.

  5. Alyssa,
    Thanks for the Pistachio Pudding Salad. Your recipe reads and sounds like what our mother made for us for years. And we look forward to trying your other items as well!

  6. Making this for a church luncheon tomorrow and had the same question about using the pudding mix dry. I searched the website and found yours, and then discovered others had asked the same question. I’m good to go now! Thanks for resolving the question! I was hoping to put this in a 9×13 pan – hope it works.

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