Make-Ahead Hearty Six-Layer Salad Recipe
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Make-Ahead Hearty Six-Layer Salad Recipe

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This salad is an all-time favorite. I reach for the recipe whenever I need a dish to pass. It’s easy to make, can be assembled ahead of time and looks great. —Noreen Meyer, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 large hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 310 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
  2. Place the lettuce in a 2-1/2-qt. glass serving bowl; top with pasta and eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer with chicken and peas. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until blended; spread over top. Refrigerate, covered, for several hours or overnight.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Make-Ahead Hearty Six-Layer Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p36

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"Great recipe! Very versatile to adjust to make it exactly how your family likes it. My husband and I love it exactly as is. The children don't like peas, so I added corn instead and they loved it. Will definitely be making this again!"

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Made this for the11st time. Very delicious. Plan to make again..No changes made to recipe."

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"Fabulous. Love the ease and the make ahead. I put just a dash of cayenne to the dressing for spice. I planned having leftovers for lunch, not happening. Even the teenage boys wiped it out."

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"Made this today for a small family gathering. I did not add the peas, but did add baby leaf spinach, deli black olives and a shredded cabbage mix found in the grocery store. It was a big hit and easy to make."

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"Excellent! So delicious."

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