Pistachio fluff?? Yes, please

Growing up there is one side dish that I always remember being on almost every Holiday table…Pistachio Fluff Salad.  I also remember that I was never a big fan of it (I didn’t like anything green as a kid) but I knew that everyone else LOVED it).  

Fluff…yes please!!

As I was thinking about our family Easter dinner this year I kept thinking about that green stuff that everyone seemed to love, (& my brother asked for it) so I decided it was time to make it.  Now as I am sure you have realized a lot of childhood memories are a little distorted being that they are from the mind of a child, but I always thought this green stuff was so hard to make and that it was a really big deal when my mom took the time to make it.  Well that memory was quickly shattered when I realized just how easy this beautiful side dish is to make….and now I know why it was on every holiday table.

It really is just a few ingredients are stirred together and then left to chill until it is time to eat…literally it can be made in 5 minutes and then 30 minutes later it is ready to go (in a pinch you could serve it right away).  

8 servings

Serves about 1/2 cup


Pistachio Fluff Salad

This must have light salad is loaded with tons of flavor perfect for all your Easter & Spring get togethers

5 minPrep Time

2 hr, 5 Total Time

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5.1 oz package pistachio pudding mix
8 oz fat free cool whip, thawed
20 oz can crushed pineapple
2 cups mini marshmallows


In a large bowl combine pudding mix and cool whip until well combined
Stir in pineapple (with the juice)
Gently fold in marshmallows until just combined
Place into a bowl and cover
Refrigerate until ready to serve
Top with any toppings you prefer
Serve & ENJOY


Each serving (about 1/2 cup) is 5 WW Smart Points

Nutritional Info

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 3 Total Fat 0.3g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 222mg Potassium 0mg Total Carbohydrates 29.5g Sugars 19.3g Protein 0.2g Vitamin A 0% - Vitamin C 2% - Calcium 1% - Iron 2% Nutrition Grade D+

As I have mentioned before I was not a fan of nuts either when I was a kid, and neither were my brothers, so mom never put nuts in this light salad, but you can for sure if you want.  I added a few on top just for looks but next time I will add them in for sure…I think the little extra crunch would be great.

 Make Easter (or any family dinner) something to remember with this super special (& easy) Pistachio Fluff Salad!

Make everyday Sparkle – MJ

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