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Overnight Layered Lettuce Salad


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • bhshook
    Mar 28, 2018

    I mix 1 cup Hellmann's and 1 cup sour cream with 1 pkg Hidden Valley Dressing mix - Yum!

  • JeannineMarie
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    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
    Jan 2, 2017

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

  • Angel182009
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • WonkyGirl
    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
    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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