This recipe is a quick and easy alternative to the traditional 7 layer salad. Great for summer get togethers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, gently mix the peas, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, green onions, celery, tomatoes, and bacon pieces. Season with salt, pepper, and dry ranch salad dressing mix. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 9.4g 3% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 26.7mg 9% DV; sodium 350.3mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2007
I thought this was good but I missed the lettuce. Next time I will use this as a topping on a bed of lettuce and it will be perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2014
This was not my favorite "layered salad" but it was certainly alot quicker to put together. I increased the ranch seasoning considerably but still never got the flavor I was looking for even after letting it chill for about 20 hours. I served it on a bed of iceberg lettuce. Thanks for sharing your recipe triplesec! Read More
(5)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2007
I thought this was good but I missed the lettuce. Next time I will use this as a topping on a bed of lettuce and it will be perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
I've made it a couple of times. I'm not fond of onions so I left them out the second time. The sweetness of the peas is great with the crunch of the celery and bacon. I added another teaspoon of salad dressing mix the second time. TIP: I tossed the half frozen peas in because I was late for a potluck. It kept the mixture cold until I got there. A friend suggested I add roasted peanuts next time. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2007
Made it for a potluck and had to give the recipe to everyone there. I did quarter the tomatoes to make them alittle easier to eat. Also added a little mayo to the sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2006
What do you do with a box of peas and some leftover cooked bacon? Make this salad! Not content to leave well enough alone I made a few changes. Didn't have grape tomatoes - used a chopped seeded tomato instead. Added crushed garlic dill extra ranch powder a bit of cayenne pepper and a splash of red wine vinegar. I also threw in a few tablespoons of mayo and used half cheddar half bleu cheese. Yummy! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
Thanks for sharing. For those of you who think its a little bland add an extra tsp of ranch seasoning. I like to put this on a bed of lettuce no dressing needed. Also very great for the brown bag lunch just keep the luttuce seperate until ready to eat. You can also use 1/2 mayo & 1/2 sour cream and toss with cooked pasta of your choice and you have a wonderful Bacon Ranch Suddenly Salad. Wonderful recipe thanks again for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2008
People at the picnic I took this salad to raved about it. I liked this recipe but I wished I had cooked the peas and not merely thawed them. The salad was better the longer it sat in the fridge but it was absolutely BEST when I stirred the remainder into store bought potato salad. I don't think I will ever make potato salad any other way again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2011
Love this salad so much that I made it again just so I could take a photo and submit it...now viewers can see how delicious it is. The only thing I did different is add the bacon at the last minute so it stays crisp! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2005
I added a little more ranch mix than called for. Excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2007
I was surprised by how much I like this recipe. Also surprised that I'd never thought of this myself. Everything I love about traditional 7 layer salad simplified and ready to serve in just an hour. Brilliant. I add hard boiled eggs and cashews to mine. Sometimes I miss the iceberg lettuce so I use this as a topping to lettuce. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2014
This was not my favorite "layered salad" but it was certainly alot quicker to put together. I increased the ranch seasoning considerably but still never got the flavor I was looking for even after letting it chill for about 20 hours. I served it on a bed of iceberg lettuce. Thanks for sharing your recipe triplesec! Read More
(5)