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5 from 1 vote

Ambrosia Salad

Growing up we always had Ambrosia Salad or Watergate Salad on the holiday table. Potlucks, barbecues, family get-togethers, ambrosia salad is just one of those desserts that everyone likes and someone always brings!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill time1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cool whip, dessert, fruit, no bake, one pan, potluck, salad
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 29 ounces fruit cocktail drained
  • 8 ounces pineapple tidbits drained
  • 11 ounce mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/2  cup maraschino cherries drained and rinsed
  • 1 ounce cheesecake Sugar Free Jell-O pudding unprepared
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows


  • Drain all fruit. If fruit was packed in syrup, rinse in cold water and drain.
  • Combine fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges and cherries in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cheesecake flavored pudding mix and stir to coat. Add in sour cream and Cool Whip and stir well.
  • Fold in marshmallows and chill for at least one hour before serving.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.4mg