7 Layer Salad Recipe
BEST 7 Layer Salad
This 7 Layer Salad has been a staple in our house all summer long. It is SO good! Layers of crunchy veggies, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, yummy homemade dressing, and cheese! All of our favorites in one casserole dish. I could make a meal out of just this salad. SO good! This salad is great for potlucks and cookouts. It is super easy to transport and is always a hit. Everyone loves it!
How to Make 7 Layer Salad
This 7 Layer Salad is very easy to make. The first layer of this salad is chopped lettuce. I used iceberg. Feel free to use romaine or a combination of iceberg and romaine. The second layer is some chopped green onions and chopped celery. If you don’t like green onions, you can swap them for sweet white onion or red onion. The third layer is a layer of frozen green peas. I just threw the green peas in the salad frozen. They will be completely thawed by the time you eat the salad.
The fourth layer of this 7 Layer Salad is a layer of chopped hard boiled eggs. I cooked my eggs in the Instant Pot. They come out perfect every single time! Next up is a layer of cooked bacon. To cut down on the prep time, I used precooked bacon. I buy it in bulk at Costco. It is GREAT for recipes like this!
Next, you are going to add the dressing. It is a combination of mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, cider vinegar, garlic, and seasoned salt. You can skip the sugar if you are doing Keto or Low-Carb. Also, feel free to add a packet of Ranch dressing mix to the dressing for a different flavor. This would also be great with my Real Deal Chicken Finger Sauce as the dressing.
Finally, add the shredded cheese to the top. I used cheddar. Feel free to swap the cheddar for your favorite cheese. Cover the salad and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Can 7 Layer Salad Be Made in Advance?
Yes! You want to make this salad the day before you plan on serving it and store it in the refrigerator. The leftovers will keep a couple days. The lettuce doesn’t get soggy because the dressing is on top of everything and not mixed into the salad.
What to Serve With 7 Layer Salad
This 7 Layer Salad goes with everything. Chicken, pork, burgers, steak, sandwiches – really everything! I love to make this when we have friends over for dinner. It is easy and can be made in advance. It is also super easy to transport to parties and cookouts. This would be great for tailgating in a few weeks too! Here are a few of our favorite recipes to serve with this Classic 7 Layer Salad:
- Crack Chicken Burgers
- The Ultimate Pork Chops
- Ham & Cheese Slab Pies
- Cajun Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
- Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs
MORE SALAD RECIPES:
Green Jacket Salad
Creamy Italiano Salad
Crunchy Romaine Toss
Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Feta and Watermelon Salad
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