Seven-Layer Pea Salad

  • Yield: 12 servings

"To me, this recipe is very special because it is so good. My neighbors and all my friends at church find this to be an excellent dish to carry to family reunions. They all love it. I can make a meal on it alone."


1bunch leaf lettuce
2 green bell peppers, chopped or sliced
2 red bell peppers, chopped or sliced
1 red onion, chopped or sliced
1 yellow onion, chopped or sliced
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans peas (drained)
2tablespoons sugar
1cup salad dressing
1cup sour cream
2cups shredded Cheddar cheese
8 to 10slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Layer lettuce, peppers, onion, and peas in a bowl or trifle dish.
  2. Mix together sugar, salad dressing, and sour cream and spread on top of peas.
  3. Layer cheese and bacon and top off with another layer of lettuce.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  NOTE: Amounts of ingredients can vary according to size of container.

— Lillie Dunlap, Robbins, N.C.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 1
  • Calories 260
  • Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 700mg
  • Potassium 240mg
  • Carbohydrate 17g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 10g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 70%
  • Vitamin C 80%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 8%