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Bacon Pea Salad


"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 cals
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.


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  • 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 g fat; 15.6 g carbohydrates; 7.9 g protein; 21 mg cholesterol; 284 mg sodium. 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.

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...

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'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 ...

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...

This was quite good. Even my lover, who doesn't like vegetables much, quite liked this. The only change I would make next time is I think I would shred rather than cube the cheddar to spread ou...

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 ...

Wow this is great. I recommend not adding the cheese and bacon until right before serving to prevent getting soggy. I took this in my lunch for four days and it held up well.