Total Time
10hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 hrs

This recipe came from an old Pine to Prairie Cookbook that the recipes were donated to. The telephone Pioneers of America made the book. My mother gave me three of these cookbooks and our family has used a lot of the recipes. This book has recipes from people who live all over the state of Minnesota. This is Yummy and great for a crowd, picnic, or holiday get togethers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear the cleaned crisp lettuce into small bite sized pieces and place in the bottom of 9x12 inch cake pan.
  2. Layer the rest of the ingredients in the order given, do not cook peas.
  3. Add the sugar to the mayonnaise and spread over the top as you would frosting.
  4. Top with grated cheese.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 8 to 10 hours.
  6. Bacon bits can be used for bacon.
Most Helpful

What a great make-ahead salad for a group!!! I followed the recipe exactly as stated. Made it a couple of hours ahead of time and it kept very well in the refrigerator. VERY TASTY and I recommend everyone give this a try. Thanks again Beaner for sharing this dish. :-)

Merlot September 02, 2002

I have always loved this salad! Grew up on it as my mom's 'company' salad. I cut it in half, add a Tbsp of milk to the dressing, and make it in a square pan. Sometimes use spinach instead of iceberg lettuce.

J-Lynn August 14, 2013

I made some modifications: 1 1/2 c mayo. 1/2 c buttermilk, and 2 tbs of cider vinegar for the dressing. I also used red and orange peppers and purple onion to add color instead of the all green as stated in the recipe. Finally, I sprinkled shredded parm over the finished salad.

vbak August 11, 2012