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layered pea salad inn glass bowl

World's Best 7 Layer Salad Recipe

Sara Garska
This traditional layered pea salad recipe has been in our family for decades, and there's a reason it is still one of our all time favorite salads! It's perfect for potlucks or as an easy make-ahead meal. Crisp lettuce and veggies, creamy dressing, zesty cheese and savory bacon combine to make magic in a bowl!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Resting Time 18 hrs
Total Time 18 hrs 45 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 408 kcal


  • clear plastic or glass bowl


Traditional Pea Salad Ingredients

  • 8 oz romaine or iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 bag frozen peas Do not thaw or cook
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mayonaise Use real mayonnaise
  • 6 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled


  • Layer your ingredients in a bowl in this order: Chopped lettuce, chopped green peppers, chopped sweet onion, contents of one bag of frozen peas, mayonnaise, hard boiled eggs, cheese, and bacon.
    layered pea salad inn glass bowl
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap or foil.
    overnight pea salad in fridge
  • Refrigerate for at least 18 hours before serving.
    bacon pea salad in glass bowl


Note: This recipe tastes best when the ingredients have a chance to marinate together overnight, so be sure to plan ahead!
Nutrition information is an estimate only -- your actual amounts will vary depending on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 6gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 232mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1373IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon, cream cheese, easy recipe, egg, peas, potluck, salad
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