Recipe by Susan Sunderman
"This easy salad came about in an attempt to satisfy my son who loves peas and my husband who doesn't. It has become a huge hit. You may want to double the recipe if you want any leftovers!"
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1 (16 ounce) package
frozen green peas
shredded Cheddar cheese
Great Recipe...I had tasted a great pea salad at a pot luck get together and was looking for a good recipe that seemed close. This was even better. I used a little less bacon (5 slices for a double recipe) because I had thick sliced bacon. Also, I added chopped hard boiled eggs, because that other pea salad had them in it. Wonderful. Using frozen or fresh peas is a key in, as canned peas (much like green beans) don't even taste the same in my opinion, and the mushy texture and bland color are a turn off. To the poster that said it got watery the next day, that's normal... just stir it with a spoon for gosh sakes, or tilt it and drain off the water.
This was a nice change for a side dish. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I think I would have liked it better w/ canned peas, which I may try next time. I did use real bacon bits to save time.
I have a son who hates vegetables, so I am always on the lookout for new ways to try them. (I had to leave out the onions because he will not eat ANYTHING with onions.) This was a huge hit and is now a staple in our menu plans. I used a couple of shortcuts--I don't boil the peas. Just put them in a colander and run hot water over them until they thaw. I also use a package of real bacon bits instead of cooking the bacon. I have used both regular frozen peas and the
Green Giant Select baby sweet peas--the baby peas are sweeter and make it even better! This also better if you refrigerate it overnight.
Try adding a touch of garlic powder to this (to taste). This salad is excellent. You can also put in a sweet red onion for a sweeter taste. Thanks for sharing...A keeper!
This is a great summer side dish(however I make it throughout the year). My grandmother made this for me as a child. She used ham and cheddar cheese cubes. Using bacon and shredded cheese is a nice change. I also tried it using turkey bacon and low-fat ranch...still delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.
This was wonderful, really easy and liked by all. It gets better with time. I put it on a bed of lettuce. I used mayo mixed with salt, pepper, a dash of vinegar and sugar and fresh chives.
This pea salad is delicious! Not a big fan of ranch dressing, but it all worked so well together. My whole family loved it!
Yummy!!! We loved it! I used green onions, not quite a whole bag of peas and a little less ranch...it's a keeper!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon Ranch Pea Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 230
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