Layered Pea Salad


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'!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
20 servings


  • 1 cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip®)

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 5 (15 ounce) cans baby peas, drained

  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper (Optional)

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • bacon bits


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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