Peas, bacon, cheese, onions, celery, and mayo dressing are tossed together and chilled in this great summer salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, reserved bacon grease, honey, sugar, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 15.6g 5% DV; fat 21.3g 33% DV; cholesterol 21.5mg 7% DV; sodium 303.6mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (79)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
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 drain really well. I served really cold and I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe experiment with cheese as I think pepper jack might be really good but as is with mild cheddar it is yum yum tasty, and something different. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2020
It tasted good Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
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 drain really well. I served really cold and I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe experiment with cheese as I think pepper jack might be really good but as is with mild cheddar it is yum yum tasty, and something different. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
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. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2017
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 again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2018
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 and probably didn't use quite the full recommend amount. Delicious! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Very good pea salad! My only addition to it is hard boiled eggs. My version has diced eggs, peas, bacon, cheese, onion. The dressing in this recipe takes it over the top!!! Woot-Woot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2017
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 corn. I also have added both green and black olives chopped raw carrots yellow and red bell peppers avocado and cucumber. It is great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2015
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 a pasta salad. I had already chopped some pickles and carrots so I threw those in. I ended up using only 1/2 c of peas. Turned out great. I agree with other reviewers to wait until the end to add the bacon. Quick easy and budget friendly. Served with cheeseburgers and potato chips. Looking forward to taking leftovers for lunch tomorrow Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2017
Used pre-cooked bacon which did not give me any bacon fat to cook with so substituted with olive oil. Still turned out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2020
It tasted good Read More