46 Reviews

I added some thinly diced green and red sweet pepper and also some small diced smoked turkey along with small pieces of cooked bacon. I grated the hardboiled eggs to go on top. I used shredded mozzarella cheese. I also used red onion instead of scallions. I guess I had 10 layers.I did use less dressing and a very large oval glass bowl. Beautiful and great tasting! Thanks. I served with marinated salmon steaks.

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Montana Heart Song September 04, 2009

I have been making this forever and it has always been a family favorite. The only difference is I don't add the cheddar and use sliced tomatoes or grape tomatoes instead of the cheese. I also add a can of drained sliced water chestnuts on top of the peas for added crunch. GREAT salad. The red onion gives it great flavor.

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Epi Curious May 01, 2009

The foil pan that I brought this in to a small pot luck gathering was scraped clean! It is a beautiful salad. The use of seasoned salt was different from the traditional 7 layer salad. I omitted the cucumber, used the thinly sliced red onion rather than the scallions, used sour cream rather than yogurt in the dressing and included the optional chopped hard-boiled eggs. Made it the night before and refrigerated it until the following day.

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Marie Nixon March 22, 2009

Oh my gosh - this was so good!! I had been looking for a recipe for 7 layer salad and this one is perfect. I used Boston Lettuce and it really held it's texture. We had leftovers the following day and it was just as good. And yes I was asked for the recipe.

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DancingPanda December 23, 2007

i cant believe this salad does'nt have more reviews then it has this is an OUTSTANDING SALAD i used the yogurt in the dressing very good i also added 2 hard boiled eggs sliced and arranged on top of the salad with the bacon and cheese thank you for sharing

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bmiene September 21, 2007

I've made this recipe for years, except with just mayo for dressing. This was soooooo much better. Took it to a pot lunch today and everyone wanted the recipe, it was fabulous. I didn't use cucumber in mine, I used water chestnuts and I increased to 1 lb. bacon.

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Donna K. August 05, 2007

Very good salad! I used romain lettuce b/c it is a lot cheaper where I live. Turned out to be too much dressing for us though, so I will use less next time. Will also use green onion instead of red. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

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Aisha in Q8 April 08, 2007

This is a classic salad that makes a great presentation. I subbed shredded carrots for the celery and finely diced ham for the bacon. I also included the ham layer under the dressing instead of on top. I agree with another poster that said that mayo is the key, and not Miracle Whip. I prepared this for a Labor Day weekend cookout and came home with an empty bowl.

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Ms B. September 05, 2006

The first time I made this was in college about 24 years ago. I was the most popular girl in the complex, because I feed everyone a decent meal. I still make it to this day, and now my kids love it. One thing, I never use Miracle Whip for the dressing. I have seen others use it and it is too sweet. You know how some people grew up with Miracle Whip an some on Hellman's/Best Foods? We were a Hellman's family! I also like to add thin sliced carrots and green onions.

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Chef 148068 November 20, 2005

Everybody loves this salad. Only change I make is to squeeze a clove of garlic into the dressing and give it a good shake of cayenne. Also like to use romaine lettuce.

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Andy S. April 17, 2016
Yummy 7 Layer Salad