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Layered Salad Recipes

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Layered salads are not only delicious, but often a work of art as well. They can become a conversation piece at your next party or family dinner. This page contains layered salad recipes.


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By 3 found this helpful
June 7, 2010

This is a great salad for a potluck or BBQ Cookout. Easy to make and I never have leftovers!



Assemble the night before serving and store in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, layer the ingredients in the following pattern:

Dollop the 3 - 4 tablespoons of Miracle Whip in the center on top. Cover well with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Toss just before serving.

This is a regularly requested item at many family gatherings. I've taken this to work potlucks, family reunions, picnics, and even made it for several of my sister-in-law's bridal showers and baby showers! I'm always asked for the recipe and it always goes fast!


Servings: 12 - 15
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
0 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Both my grandmother and mother always made this

By Lisa from Columbus, OH

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July 22, 2014

Great for potlucks!

Total Time: Chill for 8 hours

Yield: 15

Source: Cousin Lois


  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cup small cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 4 oz shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare veggies: Tear lettuce into small pieces. Chop green bell pepper, cauliflower and celery. Thaw the green peas.
  2. Cook bacon over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
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  4. In a 9x13 inch pan, layer the lettuce followed by the peas, green pepper, bacon, cauliflower and celery. I use a glass one because it is cool to look at!
  5. In a bowl combine the mayonnaise and the sugar.
  6. Spread mixture the salad.
  7. Sprinkle cheese over top.
  8. Cover and chill for at least 8 to 12 hours before serving.
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By 0 found this helpful
February 14, 2009


  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 4 cups or less fresh spinach
  • 1 cup green and/or red peppers, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup celery, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise (can use salad dressing)
  • 1-1/2 cup Parmesan and Romano cheese, shredded
  • 1 pkg. frozen peas, thawed and patted dry
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, crumbled


In a large bowl, layer lettuce, spinach, green pepper, celery, and peas. Spread with mayonnaise. Combine the cheeses and bacon over the mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate. Mix before serving. You can serve this salad also if it sets overnight and is really delicious. My mom used to make this.

And don't forget to have your children help! It is really easy they can tear the lettuce. If they are old enough they could do the salad while you make the

It is simple, quick and not expensive.
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August 6, 2012

This looks very pretty in the serving dish as well as being very good! I like the bacon in this recipe!

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June 18, 2012

Got this recipe from my step-mother. Great salad!

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By 1 found this helpful
April 7, 2011

Place a layer of crisp lettuce in small chunks in a large wooden bowl. Spoon over the mayonnaise and spread thinly. Add a layer of sliced onions. Sprinkle onions lightly with sugar.

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December 8, 2010

Layer vegetables, eggs, bacon in order given in large flat plastic pan with lid. Mix salad ingredients and spread over salad.

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July 20, 2009
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August 1, 2007

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, and garlic powder; set aside. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; toss with onions and half of the bacon.

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December 8, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 head lettuce, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small can baby peas, drained
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  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese


Layer first 4 ingredients in large bowl in order listed. Spread mayonnaise over vegetables. Sprinkle with sugar. Top with cheese. Chill tightly covered, for 8 hours or longer.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 7, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 package frozen peas, thawed (10oz.)
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 pint mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 6 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled


Drain peas on paper towel. Place lettuce in large salad bowl. Layer chopped vegetables and peas over lettuce. Beat mayonnaise until it is of spreading consistency. Spread mayonnaise about 1/4 inch thick over peas.

Sprinkle sugar and cheeses over mayonnaise. Top with bacon. Chill tightly covered, about 8 hours. Keeps up to 1 week.

By Robin from Washington, IA


7 Layer Salad

Once again Thank You Robin. I have looked for this recipe for years my sister used to make this then could not
find recipe or remember how to make it. You are wonderful and have great recipes that I use often! (08/04/2008)

By Annie Rios Hill

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