Total Time
24hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 24 hrs

I found several 24 Hour Salad recipes, but none are exactly like the one I make. I'm posting it here for's a family favorite. It has just the right amount of tangy, sweet, and savory. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer the first four ingredients in the order listed above, starting with lettuce on bottom.
  2. Mix sugar, mayo, cheese, and salt/pepper.
  3. Spoon mayo mixture on top of layered ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate and then toss AFTER 24 hours.
  5. I like to add frozen peas for color. *Prep time is mostly cutting veggies and cooking bacon, cooking time is refrigeration time.*.
Most Helpful

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We've been making this same salad in my family for as long as I can remember!!! I love it!!! I would cut the mayo back to only one cup though. My recipe for the dressing calls for 1 cup mayo (and you're right no Miracle Whip), 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. The only other difference is we use a white or yellow onion instead of red and NO peas, but otherwise it's the same!!!