Seven Layer Salad

READY IN: 24hrs 20mins
Recipe by Mary Scheffert

Great salad for potlucks or family get-togethers. Always seems to be a crowd-pleaser!

Top Review by chickendog

You've got the right idea. My version has no bell pepper. I dice the celery fine, add sliced water chestnuts, sliced radishes, sliced black olives, and use Monterey Jack cheese. No Miracle whip, please. Not too much bacon here, also. I found that your recipe more closely resembled mine, and I find it to be the most delicious salad ever. It's addicting. Good job. I have more layers, but 7 layers is just a name.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 head lettuce, shredded
  • 1 12 cups frozen peas (uncooked & still frozen!)
  • 12 onion, sliced or chopped
  • 14 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, , sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I use Light Miracle Whip) or 1 cup salad dressing (I use Light Miracle Whip)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 (1/2 cup) ouncesshredded cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, , crumbled


  1. Place lettuce on bottom of 13x9 dish.
  2. Add (in layers) peas, onion, green pepper& eggs.
  3. Combine mayonnaise& sugar- spread on top of eggs, sealing to edges.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top, then bacon.
  5. Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap& store in refrigerator.
  6. Serve next day.

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