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Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad

This classic 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 (1 cup each)


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries


  • In a 4-qt. or 13x9-in. glass dish, layer the first 5 ingredients. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and sugar; spoon over salad, spreading to cover.
  • Sprinkle top with cheese, bacon and cranberries. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 206 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


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  • Sherryl
    Mar 14, 2020

    My mother used to make this salad and was always a favorite as a child. I still love it and is a perfect salad to bring to family gatherings. It's also a great one to make when I have leftover chicken! Made this today!

  • marcyfrancy
    Jan 12, 2020

    I love this salad!!

  • Jodi
    May 3, 2019

    I make this with sliced hard boiled egg, sliced water chestnuts and sliced mushrooms. This was a nice change with the bacon and cranberries

  • Mary
    Apr 17, 2019

    Excellent salad. Enjoyed different flavors and creamy understated dressing. Enjoyed the peas and cranberries but too much cheese. Will definitely make again

  • Alondra
    Apr 16, 2019

    We Tried it and we loved it

  • Lynda
    Mar 27, 2019

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  • Shortcake
    Mar 27, 2019

    I've been making this recipe exactly as written for almost 40 years and, it's always a BIG hit!. Even wilted the next day, it's terrific.

  • KookieB
    Mar 27, 2019

    Sooooo good and easy! What a great idea! Keeper

  • cubnutz
    Mar 27, 2019

    why do people put peas in everything!!!

  • eakelley53
    May 31, 2018

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