Mom's 7 Layer Salad

A family favorite recipe!  My Mom's 7 Layer Salad is perfect for a get together for a fresh and crisp side dish!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 400 kcal
Author Amy's Mom, Donna


  • 1 head lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas uncooked
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 15 oz mayo
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 oz center cut bacon fried & chopped


  1. Place chopped lettuce in a 9x13 pan.

  2. Cook bacon in skillet and allow to cool.

  3. Chop all remaining vegetables and layer on top of lettuce in this order- celery, pepper, onion and peas.

  4. Spread mayonnaise on top of vegetables and sprinkle with sugar.

  5. Add shredded cheese and top with crumbled bacon.

  6. Mom says you MUST cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.  (If you don't have that much time 1-2 hours is sufficient)

Recipe Notes

My Mom's recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons of sugar, I personally don't think it needs that much but you can add an additional tablespoon if you'd like.


The seven layers is vegetables... I didn't count the mayo and sugar :)  

Nutrition Facts
Mom's 7 Layer Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 448mg19%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.