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seven layer salad (really, nine!)

a recipe by
Rose M. Helle
The Villages, FL

Recipe submitted by Barbara Hetfleisch. Barbara brought this dish to a pot luck of ours. I was surprised to see this in the 11x14 dish rather than a deep pedestal dish. Her reasoning was that this way you can more easily get all seven (or 9) layers much more easily - good point!!

serves 12 or more
prep time 30 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For seven layer salad (really, nine!)

  • 1
    head lettuce
  • 3/4 c
    green peppers, diced
  • 3/4 c
    celery, diced
  • 3/4 c
    green onions, diced
  • 1-10 oz
    package frozen green peas (do not thaw)
  • 1 to 2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cooked bacon crumbles to put over all
  • 5
    sliced or crumbled hard boiled eggs
  • 1-1/2 c
    mayonnaise, not salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp
    sugar or equal

How To Make seven layer salad (really, nine!)

  • 1
    Layer first 5 ingredients in an 11x14 glass baking dish- works best rather than a deep clear bowl.
  • 2
    Spread the entire amount of the salad dressing mixture over the peas.
  • 3
    Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over all, then a layer of the crumbled cooked bacon, then the sliced or crumbled hard boiled eggs.
  • 4
    This must be made one day prior to serving. Cover with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.