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A close up picture of the finished seven layer salad in a clear glass serving bowl.
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5 from 2 votes

Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad is a delicious, crunchy, bright salad recipe that’s great for potlucks, BBQs, and even holidays like Thanksgiving.
Prep Time25 minutes
Chill Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 25 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, eggs, lettuce, salad
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 393kcal
Cost: $10.09


  • measuring cups
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • Measuring spoons
  • whisk
  • Trifle bowl
  • mixing bowl



  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • ½ head 6-8 cups lettuce, chopped *** see notes
  • 4 large eggs hard-boiled and sliced lengthwise
  • 8 strips bacon cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 green onions green parts sliced thinly, for garnish



  • In a medium bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients until well combined, set aside.


  • In a large glass serving bowl with straight sides(we use trifle bowls), add lettuce.
  • Slice and add the eggs, layering them along the sides.
  • Continue with additional ingredients, adding the layers one on top of the other.
  • Spread the dressing over the top layer.
  • Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese and peas and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Before serving, add more bacon and green onions to the top, if desired.


  • The amount of lettuce needed depends on the size of the serving bowl you are using.
  • You may need to adjust the other ingredients depending on the size of your serving bowl.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1181IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1mg