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Bacon Pea Salad

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Peas, bacon, cheese, onions, celery, and mayo dressing are tossed together and chilled in this great summer salad."
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50 m servings 281
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease.
  2. Whisk mayonnaise, reserved bacon grease, honey, sugar, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.
  3. Mix bacon, peas, celery, Cheddar cheese, and onion together in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 281 calories; 21.3 15.6 7.9 21 284 Full nutrition

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Wow this is really good. I made exactly as written with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper for half a recipe. Oh...except I used frozen peas that i rinsed under cold water and let...

This was Delicious. I only used 2 slices of bacon and added 2 hard boiled eggs chopped and it was great. next time I will add more celery for some extra crunch. Thanks for the recipe.

This pea salad was delicious! I made the recipe as directed without making any changes. This will become my go-to recipe for pea salad in the future.

I wondered if I'd like the honey in this dressing and I found that I did enjoy it very much. I made the recipe as directed except that I minced the onion finely and mixed it into the dressing a...

I've made other pea salads, but this one is my favorite. I followed the directions exactly and it's very good! I'm not sure that it's not even better one or two days later! I will make this one ...

Had originally planned on making tuna salad and had already boiled the pasta when I realized-out of tuna. I found this doing an ingredient search for peas and bacon. So I easily adapted it into ...

I have made this salad many times. My husband loves it. It is a great substitute for potato salad to go with BBQ sandwiches. I change it up a bit by using 1/2 frozen peas and 1/2 frozen co...

Used pre-cooked bacon which did not give me any bacon fat to cook with so substituted with olive oil. Still turned out fantastic!

I didn't add the bacon or celery but I think I will next time I liked the sweetness of the honey and sugar but my husband did not. I will make this again and add the celery and possibly the baco...