This salad has been a regular at our church potluck dinners and is always enjoyed by many. I asked for the recipe early on and have made it many times in the past 15 years.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Layer lettuce, cucumber, peas, Cheddar cheese, and egg, respectively, in a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

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  • Whisk creamy salad dressing, sugar, and vinegar together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; spread over the egg layer. Crumble bacon over dressing layer.

Cook's Notes:

Although not necessary, chilling the salad for an hour can help combine the flavors.

A smaller quantity of each ingredient can be made in a smaller dish for a smaller salad.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 18.1g 6% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 128.3mg 43% DV; sodium 1005.2mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
This is an old classic! We have this routinely. Depending on your pantry, a good substitute is plain mayo instead of the sweet dressing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/03/2020
I love seven layer salad, hadn’t made it in years was looking for the mixture for the dressing. I couldn’t remember it but it did feel strange putting sugar in it. The dressing is what makes or breaks this salad and the dressing was way too sweet for my taste and ruined the whole thing. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
This is an old classic! We have this routinely. Depending on your pantry, a good substitute is plain mayo instead of the sweet dressing. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2018
This was great. For the dressing I mixed 1 cup of ranch dressing 1/2 cup of sour cream 3 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon dill. Added a layer of kidney beans (rinsed and drained) and a layer of chopped tomatoes and green onions and shredded carrots. Next time I'm using the whole package of bacon:) Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2015
Loved it! I added more of the ingredients that my family loved! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2015
It was very good!!!!!! I used regular mayo and added mushroom red onions sun dried tomatoes Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
Loveee!!! I always have people asking for this recipe & there’s never any leftovers at our get-togethers or holiday parties. I’ve tried adding a layer of finely chopped red onion and it was still delicious. So easy and so versatile! Definitely a 5 star here! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2016
My SIL brought this (by request) to family potlucks all the time. Like her though I prefer using mozzarella cheese and plain mayo for the dressing. I will try this dressing next time. It is a tasty hearty salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2015
This really is the best salad. It is a different spin on your traditional salad. I love the different textures and the BACON!!! The peas give it a nice flavor and the cool whip gives it some zing. We also put chopped up radishes. Love this salad and we have been making it for years! The only problem is it does take a while to chop everything up but so worth it in the end! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2015
A yummy salad for summer! We loved this one. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2017
The concept of this recipe is one of our favorites. I begin my layering with romaine lettuce. The favorite top layers seem to be cauliflower garbanzos (well drained) leeks hard boiled eggs peas fakin bacon or bacon on the side (a lot of vegetarians in the family) shredded cheddar and the mayo mixed with a little sour cream to cut the sweetness. Toss well when serving. Tomatoes and cukes are also good buy they do make it a tad soggy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/03/2020
I love seven layer salad, hadn’t made it in years was looking for the mixture for the dressing. I couldn’t remember it but it did feel strange putting sugar in it. The dressing is what makes or breaks this salad and the dressing was way too sweet for my taste and ruined the whole thing. Read More