Layered Pea Salad Recipe -
Layered Pea Salad Recipe
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Layered Pea Salad

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"This delightful layered salad is filling and fresh at the same time. It is so versatile that it works for any time of the year--July 4th or Christmas. It's one of the better ways I get my kids to 'eat their peas'! "

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Stir together salad dressing and sugar in a large salad bowl or 9x13 glass baking dish until sugar is dissolved. Add peas and chopped green pepper, if desired, and mix lightly to combine. Spread the pea mixture evenly across the bottom of the dish.
  2. Spread the lettuce in an even layer over the pea mixture, and top the lettuce with a layer of the Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle bacon bits over the cheese.
  3. Chill for at least 8 hours or overnight to blend flavors.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2010

This was a very easy and quick salad to make I changed it up a little added diced onions and minced garlic to give it a little kick swaped out the miracle whip for ceasar dressing and opted for fresh spinache and romaine lettuce instead of iceberg I used freshly cooked bacon it was wonderfu;

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2012

I tried this recipe with the "canned peas." Not nearly as good as when made with frozen peas. The lettuce layers are not pretty either. Eye appeal is very important to me. I'll not make this again.

Jan 09, 2012

This is similar to my mother-in-law's Seven Layer Salad. The lettuce would be on the bottom, followed by a layer of celery, green onions (or bell pepper) followed by a layer of frozen peas (much tastier than canned peas), layer of your favorite dressing (mayo, miracle whip or you could do ranch or caesar), shredded cheddar and bacon layers. When you use the frozen peas, it helps keep everything below the peas stay fresher longer and it can be made ahead by even a day with no problem. It was/is always one of my favorite salads.

Dec 22, 2008

My mom made this salad for years, and its a holiday favorite. So easy because you make it the day before.

Jan 05, 2011

I love the original version (I am the author); but, Stacy, your ceasar version sounds YUMMY! I will try it! Save it as a custom version so others will see it as well!

Jun 24, 2010

This is a great summer salad. Something cool when it's hot outside and you just don't want anything hot to eat.

Jan 06, 2012

Awesome idea, got me to thinking of other directions I can go with salads, serve in a larger mason jar instead of bowls, would be fun mixing and eating the salad that you like. Great idea!

May 11, 2012

Love the ease of making this the night before. I'm with some of the other reviewers, frozen peas work better. Also, I added tomatoes and green onions, this recipe is awesome because of all the veggies you can add to it. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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