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Bacon Ranch Pea Salad

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"This easy salad came about in an attempt to satisfy my son who loves peas and my husband who doesn't. It has become a huge hit. You may want to double the recipe if you want any leftovers!"
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Ingredients

50 m servings 359
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Boil the peas 1 minute, until just tender, and drain. Cool peas under cold running water.
  3. In a bowl, toss together bacon, peas, onion, Ranch dressing, and Cheddar cheese. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 359 calories; 25.6 18.3 14.1 36 741 Full nutrition

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Great Recipe...I had tasted a great pea salad at a pot luck get together and was looking for a good recipe that seemed close. This was even better. I used a little less bacon (5 slices for a d...

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This was a nice change for a side dish. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I think I would have liked it better w/ canned peas, which I may try next time. I did use real bacon bits t...

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Great Recipe...I had tasted a great pea salad at a pot luck get together and was looking for a good recipe that seemed close. This was even better. I used a little less bacon (5 slices for a d...

I have a son who hates vegetables, so I am always on the lookout for new ways to try them. (I had to leave out the onions because he will not eat ANYTHING with onions.) This was a huge hit and i...

Try adding a touch of garlic powder to this (to taste). This salad is excellent. You can also put in a sweet red onion for a sweeter taste. Thanks for sharing...A keeper!

This is a great summer side dish(however I make it throughout the year). My grandmother made this for me as a child. She used ham and cheddar cheese cubes. Using bacon and shredded cheese is a...

This was wonderful, really easy and liked by all. It gets better with time. I put it on a bed of lettuce. I used mayo mixed with salt, pepper, a dash of vinegar and sugar and fresh chives.

This pea salad is delicious! Not a big fan of ranch dressing, but it all worked so well together. My whole family loved it!

Yummy!!! We loved it! I used green onions, not quite a whole bag of peas and a little less ranch...it's a keeper!

This salad is very good with celery and red onion bits. Water chestnuts add a nice crunch, as well. The Ranch is a bit overpowering, but you can fix that by using less than the seasoning packet ...

I like this recipie. I am not a fan of ranch dressing so I just used mayonaise and s+p. I did put in celery and served it on a bed of lettuce. I ate the leftovers the next day and they were even...