My Mother- in-law's 7 Layer Salad

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

There are actually 8 layers, but as long as I have known my husband, his mom has been making this for all of the gatherings and it has been known as 7 layer salad! This salad looks especially nice in a glass bowl to display the layers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer the ingredients in the order given.
  2. Let stand 8 to 10 hours or overnight.
Most Helpful

This is a great "make-ahead" salad. I put it all together (except for the cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon) and refrigerated about 8 hours. Just before serving, I sprinkled the top with the grated cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. It was a hit with everyone. Thank you so much Pamela for sharing this. :-)

Merlot April 05, 2003

Made this for christmas eve get-together. made double batch. the only change I made was , I used splenda instead of sugar for dressing and prepackaged bacon pieces. the pan was scraped clean. this is a keeper. will be making again and again.

rustysmom December 25, 2010

This is really good. I added sunflower seeds for a little extra crunch.

sillyjodes July 04, 2008