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St. Patrick’s pistachio pudding salad

2014 March 4
by Emily Hill

Okay, maybe this pistachio pudding salad isn’t an official St. Patrick’s Day recipe but it is green and it is delicious. That’s reason enough to make it and devour it. Plus it’s so ridiculously easy to throw together you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it every St. Patrick’s Day (and every family get-together).

Pistachio pudding salad

You’re probably wondering why it’s called pistachio pudding salad instead of pistachio pudding dessert of yumminess. If I had my choice, it would be the latter but I don’t often get my way when it comes to common names for delightful side dishes.

Good thing I get my way the other 99 percent of the time.

The only thing you need for this St. Patrick’s Day-themed pistachio pudding salad is pistachio pudding mix, crushed pineapple, marshmallows and whipped topping. Gently mix them together, refrigerate and that’s it! Crazy easy, right? Good thing because if it becomes your 8-year-old’s favorite side dish, you’ll be making it all the time.

Printable recipe for pistachio pudding salad below.

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St. Patrick's Pistachio Pudding Salad
Recipe type: Dessert / Side Dish
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
Not sure if this pistachio pudding salad is a side dish or dessert but it's delicious either way you serve it!
  • 1 (3.5-oz) package pistachio pudding
  • 1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 (10-oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 (8-oz) container whipped topping, thawed
  1. In a large bowl combine pudding mix and pineapple. Add mini marshmallows and toss to coat. Gently fold in whipped topping until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving or overnight.

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12 Responses Post a comment
  1. March 4, 2014

    I remember eating this all the time growing up. So fun!
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes´s deep thought ~ Pistachio Key Lime Shortbread CookiesMy Profile


    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’m not kidding when I say it’s my 8YO’s favorite side dish!
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  2. March 4, 2014

    Thank you for posting this! I used to have it all the time growing up, but I forgot what it was called. My kids will love it! :)
    Anne Marie´s deep thought ~ PB2 I love youMy Profile


    Emily Hill Reply:

    Yay! This was meant to be!
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  3. March 5, 2014

    I haven’t had this salad/dessert since I was a kid. I live in Australia now and we don’t have pudding in a box. I’d love to have it again – great memories.
    Maureen´s deep thought ~ Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patty Skewers (Nem Nuong)My Profile


    Emily Hill Reply:

    Oh my! How much is it to shop a box of pudding mix? If it’s not too expensive I’ll send you some (for reals). :)
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  4. March 5, 2014

    this is a great easy dessert for st. patty’s day!
    dina´s deep thought ~ Favorite Foodie SeasonMy Profile


    Emily Hill Reply:

    Why, thank you!


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