Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad Recipe
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Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad Recipe

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This layered salad is a family favorite from a church cookbook I've had for 40 years. The bacon adds a fabulous crunch. —Mary Brehm, Cape Coral, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 cups frozen peas (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 206 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a 4-qt. or 13x9-in. glass dish, layer the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and sugar; spoon over salad, spreading to cover.
  2. Sprinkle top with cheese, bacon and cranberries. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Yield: 16 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad in Taste of Home December 2014, p43

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JeannineMarie User ID: 663271 264662
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2017

"I use green onions, and chopped hard boiled eggs. Then I slice a cucumber in half and rim the bowl. Adds a pretty fresh look and taste"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 263322
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2017

"I used green onion, instead of regular onion because I wanted a milder onion flavor and I omitted the cranberries. Delicious!"

randcbruns User ID: 828588 259051
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"This have been a family favorite for years. This is a must for any potluck."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 258112
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2016

"I'm not a big fan of salads but I loved this!! I served it for my church group carry in and I left out the bacon since there were some vegetatarians in the group. Even without bacon this tastes great and it's so easy to put together!"

licorice lover User ID: 5650127 256075
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"A wonderful tasting salad. Left out the peppers. But used everything else. Really like the review with the hard cooked eggs added (sounds delicious). Thanks a million to the person who submitted this one! Was a real hit at our dinner party."

ebohuch User ID: 8820941 255199
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"You can't go wrong with bacon and cheese! I like to add a pressed clove of garlic, a tsp each of seasoned salt, ground black pepper and dried dill weed, and a dash of red wine vinegar to the dressing for some zip. Great recipe."

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 254634
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"I subbed romaine for the iceberg lettuce. Family likes it better. I've been making this salad for years. I usually put broccoli or cauliflower in it, but I didn't this time. I thought the cranberries was a nice touch."

usazrvenki User ID: 8897026 250684
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2016

"Good one"

WonkyGirl User ID: 8252934 249695
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"This is the best layered salad (IMHO). Do add the cranberries, they make it special. This is good as a family supper, just add some cooked diced chicken and crusty bread on the side."

murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 249323
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"Oh yum! This was awesome. Thanks for hard-boiled egg suggestion. This will definitely be a summer staple!"

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