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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 400kcal
Author AMY


  • 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


  • Place chopped lettuce in a 9x13 pan.
  • Cook bacon in skillet and allow to cool.
  • Chop all remaining vegetables and layer on top of lettuce in this order- celery, pepper, onion and peas.
  • Spread mayonnaise on top of vegetables and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Add shredded cheese and top with crumbled bacon.
  • Mom says you MUST cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.  (If you don't have that much time 1-2 hours is sufficient)


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 :)  


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.6mg