This sweet, creamy and delicious pistachio pineapple fluff salad is incredibly easy to make in 5 minutes or less, serves 8, and is a great side dish or dessert your family will LOVE!This sweet, creamy pistachio pineapple fluff salad is incredibly easy to make (5 minutes), serves 8, and is a great side dish or dessert your family will LOVE!

We LOVE this simple salad, too!  The best part is that it’s so EASY to make, in 5 minutes or less… and tastes so yummy!  It’s so easy – if you can stir, you can make this!  Last Fall, I made a scrumptious PiƱa Colada Fluff Salad (which we devoured, by the way!), so the thought of making a different recipe that had pistachio pudding in it sounded wonderful!

Seriously, if you need a quick, last minute item to add to your table as a side dish, or even a simple dessert, you can literally have this one in the fridge in 5 minutes or less!

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True Story

True story – the day I made this salad I was headed out to the doctor for my annual physical.  For certain I knew I wanted to make it, and decided to do so exactly 5 minutes before leaving my home. I glanced at the clock, then decided it would be great to have this salad made up already when I returned home and fixed dinner. So I quickly grabbed the ingredients from our pantry, “dumped” it all together, gave it a good sir… and boom! Made a salad, took photos of it, AND made it to my appointment on time!  Yee Haw!

Okay… So HOW Do I Make Pistachio Pineapple Fluff Salad?

Here’s how easy it is to make:  Place pistachio pudding mix, mini marshmallows, chopped walnuts or pecans, and a can of crushed pineapple (including the juice!) into a large bowl. I made this up in the same bowl I was gonna serve it in later!

Pineapple, pecans, mini marshmallows and pistachio pudding mix in bowl

Stir all ingredients well, until thoroughly blended. At this point, it looks like something The Grinch would like, right? This would also be a fun GREEN colored salad to whip up for St. Patrick’s Day! And what an EASY potluck dish this would be to make… in no time at all!

Ingredients stirred together for fluff salad in glass bowl

The last thing to do is add a thawed (8 ounce) container of whipped topping. I used Light Cool Whip, in order to cut out a few calories from this salad.  Blend the whipped topping into the pistachio pineapple fluff salad until fully combined.

Whipped topping is stirred into fluff salad ingredients

Refrigerate The Pistachio Pineapple Fluff Salad Before Serving

This is what it will look like once fully blended (see photo below).  Cover the dish, and refrigerate the pistachio pineapple fluff salad salad until you are ready to serve it.  I prefer it really cold and thick, so when possible, I prepare this at least a couple hours before serving.

Fluff salad with pineapple and pistachio pudding is ready to refrigerate!

When ready to serve, you can add chopped pistachios or mini marshmallows to the top as a garnish, grab a big spoon, and enjoy this creamy, fluffy DELICIOUS pistachio pineapple fluff salad!  It’s so good, I’ll bet once you take one bite, you will want another… and another. YUM!

A big spoonful of pistachio pineapple fluff salad, ready to eat!

Sure hope you will give this pistachio pineapple fluff salad a try!  I like to think of it as a QUICK way to add another great tasting dish to any meal!  It would be a perfect side dish to take to a potluck, or holiday gathering, and the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for large crowds. Your friends and family will enjoy it, and they don’t have to know that it ONLY TOOK YOU 5 MINUTES TO MAKE! We’ll keep that our little secret, okay? (wink, wink).

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Pistachio Pineapple Fluff Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This sweet, creamy and delicious pistachio pineapple fluff salad is incredibly easy to make (in 5 minutes), and is a great side dish or dessert your family will LOVE!

Category: Dessert, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pistachio pineapple fluff salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 197 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 3.4 ounces pistachio instant pudding mix (1 small box)
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans , chopped
  • 8 ounces lite whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
  1. Place pudding mix, mini-marshmallows, crushed pineapple (including juice), and chopped walnuts or pecans in a large bowl. Stir these ingredients very well, to fully combine.

  2. Fold in container of thawed whipped topping until fully blended into salad.  Cover bowl, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve (I recommend at least an hour or two, if possible).

  3. When ready to serve, grab a spoon and dig into this salad (or dessert). It's scrumptious!

Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Pineapple Fluff Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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