7-Layer Salad

Carolyn Haas


There are many, many versions of 7 layer salad. This is my take on it. Be sure to use a glass bowl so that the layers can be seen. I have made this using straight mayonnaise, but decided to thin it down with a little Italian salad dressing and add a wee bit of seasoned salt. PS Use bacon crumbles if short on time! (The 20 minutes cooking time was how long I had the bacon in the over!)


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

20 Min
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 14-16 oz
    iceberg lettuce shreds
  • 1 large
    red pepper, finely diced
  • 10 oz
    frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 large
    red onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 c
    mayonnaise (light is fine)
  • 1/4 c
    italian dressing, ready made (i use olive garden)
  • 1/2 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 2 c
    grated cheddar cheese (i used blend of 3 cheddars)
  • 8 slice
    crisp bacon, crumbled

How to Make 7-Layer Salad


  1. Cook bacon, set aside.
    Pour lettuce into 4 qt. glass salad bowl
    Layer, in order, red peppers, peas, onions.
  2. Mix mayonnaise with seasoned salt and salad dressing.
    Pour over onion layer, carefully spreading out to the edge of the bowl.
  3. Top with shredded cheese. Crumble bacon on top of cheese. Cover. Chill 2 hrs - overnight.

Printable Recipe Card

About 7-Layer Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Funeral salad

Show 1 Comment & Review

15 Simple Springtime Salad Recipes

15 Simple Springtime Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Whether you're looking for a light meal or an easy side, there's nothing basic about these simple salad recipes.

Prepare A Great Meal For Dad This Father's Day Recipe

Prepare a Great Meal for Dad This Father's Day

Kitchen Crew

Kick dad off the grill this Father's Day. Take over the tongs and prepare a great meal to show how much you care. While preparing the main dish, let dad...

9 Spins On Traditional Caesar Salad Recipes

9 Spins on Traditional Caesar Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

With a name like Caesar salad, you'd think it was invented in Italy. In actuality, it was invented in Mexico! Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant, owned restaurants in San Diego...