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Seven Layer Salad

Many thanks to Stella B's Kitchen for this recipe. It is outstanding. Fresh crunchy vegetables with a creamy sauce on top, then garnished with even more veggies, bacon and cheese. My only change was that I added a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese on top for a bit of extra flavor. Enjoy!

Seven Layer Salad
Makes an 8" x 8" pan

  • 1 head 'hearts of romaine' Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper, whatever color you prefer
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice, up to 1 Tbsp to thin dressing if desired
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 thick slices bacon, cooked, chopped

1. Clean and chop lettuce in bite size pieces.  Place in serving dish.  Sprinkle with pepper and onion.

2. In a bowl, mix mayo, sour cream, pepper, sugar and lemon juice.

3. Pour dressing on lettuce. Spread evenly over lettuce. Top with peas, cheese and bacon.

4. Cover and refrigerate a few hours before serving.  Will keep up to two days in the refrigerator.

Recipe from Stella B's Kitchen. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


  1. I love this salad. All the flavors together are so satisfying. Great pictures too. You've inspired me to make this. Thanks


  2. Replies
    1. It makes an 8x8 pan so it depends on how big you make your servings.

  3. How did I miss this last night? It's always good for me to go back 3-4 times to a linky party -this looks so great! I love green peas!

  4. My mom has always made this salad when I was growing up, it's soooo yummy! She also hard boils a couple of eggs and slices them into the salad, too. Yummy!!

  5. You don't find it wilts after a few hours? Anxious to try...sounds so yummy!

    1. In my experience the lettuce stays pretty crisp. I use fresh romaine. If you are using lettuce that isn't as fresh it wont stay as crunchy and crisp if you have it for leftovers. It never lasts more than a day at my house though, everyone loves it.

  6. How in the world do you get to the bottom where the lettuce is??? haha..looks yummy

    1. Hah, I know what you mean, but this is actually in a 9x13" dish, so at most it's probably 2 inches deep. Not bad at all compared to other layered salads where they are served in a trifle dish that could be 8+ inches deep. For those, people must use tongs or salad claws to pick up deep portions. :D


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