7-Layer Salad


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.

close up view of a 7-Layer Salad in a glass baking dish
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • ½ head lettuce, torn

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped, or more to taste

  • 3 cups frozen peas, thawed

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced

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

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 12 ounces cooked crumbled bacon


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

382 Calories
25g Fat
18g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 1005mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 313mg 7%

* 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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