Better than traditional 7 layer salad, this easy side dish recipe is high protein since it is loaded with cheese, bacon and eggs. The creamy homemade dressing has an amazing flavor. It's a layered salad perfect for picnics and potlucks.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time40 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: easy salad recipe, easy side dish, salad with eggs
1large head iceberg lettuce(rinsed, dried, and chopped)
1pintgrape tomatoes(cut in half)
2cupsfrozen green peas(thawed)
10ouncesshredded cheddar cheese(about 2 1/2 cups)
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until evenly brown and crisp. Allow the bacon to drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayo, sour cream, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to top the salad.
In a large 4 quart glass bowl, layer the chopped lettuce*, tomatoes, peas, eggs, cheese.
Drizzle the dressing over salad, covering as much of the top as possible.
Sprinkle the top with bacon.
Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve it.
*You can use whatever type of lettuce you'd like: romaine, iceberg, spring salad mix or spinach. Or use a mix of several types!The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 12 people, with 1 serving being 1/12 of the salad. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**