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7-Layer Salad

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings 382
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  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; 25.4 18.1 19.6 128 1005 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is an old classic! We have this routinely. Depending on your pantry, a good substitute is plain mayo instead of the sweet dressing.

Most helpful critical review

I would reduce the sweetness of the dressing drastically (plain mayo, maybe a Tbsp of sugar instead of 1/2 cup); 4/4 people (three are kids) who tried it, did not like it. Still giving it 3 star...

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This is an old classic! We have this routinely. Depending on your pantry, a good substitute is plain mayo instead of the sweet dressing.

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 l...

Loved it! I added more of the ingredients that my family loved!

It was very good!!!!!! I used regular mayo and added mushroom, red onions, sun dried tomatoes

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 stil...

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,...

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 ...

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 zin...

A yummy salad for summer! We loved this one.