Classic Seven Layer Salad

Classic Seven Layer Salad

  • Prep: 24 hr 25 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 24 hr 25 min
  • Serving: 12

Classic Seven Layer Salad is a family favorite that makes a grand entrance at holiday dinners.


  • 6 cups lettuce, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 hard cooked eggs, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 to 16 ounces bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup green onions with tops, sliced
  • paprika


  1. Place 3 cups of the lettuce in bottom of large bowl; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Layer egg slices over lettuce in bowl and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  3. Continue to layer vegetables in this order: peas, remaining lettuce, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese, along with sprinklings of salt and pepper.
  4. Combine sugar and mayonaise; spread on top, spreading to edge of bowl to cover entire salad. Cover and chill overnight or up to 24 hours. Garnish with green onions and paprika. Toss before serving.


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