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3 Ingredient Pistachio Dessert

3 Ingredient Pistachio Dessert

Love 3 ingredient desserts? They have definitely become a go-to around here. It was about time to add a pistachio dessert to my list. 3 Ingredient Pistachio Dessert with Cool Whip and crushed pineapple is an easy win.

Add a cherry and a little whipped cream on top and you're in for a surprisingly delicious treat.

I'll admit that I was hesitant to make this green dessert. As silly as it sounds, I am not really a fan of green desserts in general.

For some reason, I find myself actively avoiding anything pistachio flavored... but somehow I'm never disappointed. Maybe it feels like something that's too old fashioned? Or maybe that's the magic in it?

But, now that I've gone ahead and made this pistachio fruit dessert, I'll admit it's totally worth getting passed all of these silly little things. 

Pistachio pudding dessert parfait cups

This dessert with pistachio pudding and pineapple comes together so easily and it's absolutely delicious. If you have a craving for something sweet, this will definitely do the trick. You will be amazed at how these three simple ingredients come together for a masterpiece for your mouth.

Adding some whipped cream and a cherry on top isn't mandatory, but you won't want to miss it. It really adds more luxurious flavor to this simple pistachio pudding dessert.


Pistachio pudding desserts tend to be extra popular during the holiday season, so I thought it would be a great time to finally share this since I've had it sitting in draft mode since this summer.

Add a cherry on top and you just can't get more festive than that. And with this simple list of ingredients, it's also a great easy recipe to make to keep the stress out of the kitchen.

Here is all you need to make this:

  • Pistachio Pudding Mix
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Whipped Topping like Cool Whip

Just adding these ingredients together and chilling for about an hour is all it takes. I like to serve this in mini parfait cups. It's extra sweet so it does not take much to satisfy that sweet tooth. This would also make a tremendous filling in a layer cake like this Lush Cake.

pistachio mini parfaits with mini spoons

Some people call recipes similar to this a pistachio pudding salad, but that always sounds so weird to me. I'll just stick to calling this an easy pistachio dessert with crushed pineapple. Sound good? 

If you love this recipe idea, be sure to check out my other varieties of this base recipe. So many pudding dessert flavors, so little time.


These yummy ideas are all as easy to make as this recipe and offer up a wide variety of pudding flavors to love.

Pineapple Coconut Dessert topped with a vanilla wafer, cherry and whipped cream is the perfect tropical treat.

This Mandarin Orange Dessert is one of the most popular versions that I've made so far.

Easy 3 Ingredient Pineapple Dessert is my first recipe share and by far one of the most popular recipes on my entire blog.

pistachio dessert with cherry on top

When it comes to easy instant pudding desserts, this really is the real deal. You just cannot find more flavor packed into one simple no bake recipe. Pure deliciousness ahead!

pistachio mini parfaits with mini spoons

3 Ingredient Pistachio Dessert

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Pistachio Pudding Dessert made with only 3 simple ingredients.


  • 1 Can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 Cup Whipped Topping


    Combine all of the ingredients inside of a medium sized bowl making sure the ingredients are fully blended. The pudding mixture should be completely dissolved and not grainy.

    Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for at least one hour before serving.

    Top with a cherry and whipped cream to garnish, if desired.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 100Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 1g


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