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Pretty Layered Overnight Salad

Pretty Layered Overnight Salad
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Simple.
That’s what this recipe is.
Simple and delicious!
Crisp cool lettuce, 
green onions 
and sweet peas
meet 
smokey bacon, 
creamy dressing 
and cheddar cheese,
 all layered up in a pretty glass bowl 
(or a 9×13. Seriously. It’s just as good! 
You don’t have to get all glass bowled and fancy)
These fabulous and simple flavors spend
a night together chilling in the fridge and 
ready or not 
here they come…
Pretty Layered Overnight Salad. 
Simple and delicious.
Make it on Easter.
Make it for your mother, or your brother. 
Bring it to your pot luck party of wonder.
I don’t think you’ll be sorry!
Pretty Layered Overnight Salad
Time: 20 minutes prep + Chilling overnight in the fridge
Yield: 15 servings
Recipe adapted from my mother in law Jill Eskelson
  
***NOTE: This salad also works well in a 9×13 pan. Just layer the lettuce, green onions, bacon, and eggs. Spread the dressing over the top and sprinkle with cheese.***
10 strips bacon
8 eggs
8 C chopped romaine lettuce (about 2 hearts or 1 head)
2 C peas
6 green onions

3 C cheddar cheese

 
Dressing:
2 C mayonnaise
2 t sugar
dash salt and pepper
 
1. Cook up your bacon. Crumble it all up once it has cooled down.
2. Boil your eggs. Place them in cold ice water to cool them down. Then peel and slice them.
3. Chop up your lettuce and green onions. 
4. Mix all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
5. Layer half the lettuce, green onions, peas and bacon in the bottom of a pretty glass dish.
6. Layer the eggs carefully over the top.
7. Spread half of the dressing over the eggs and sprinkle with half of the cheese. 
8. Repeat the layers. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight. 
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11 Comments

  1. 1
    April 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    thanks for the recipe! i'm looking for foods i can prepare the night before for my daughter's first commnunion-this will be perfect! looks yummy and pretty!

  2. 2
    April 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh yum, and pretty tah boot.

  3. 3
    April 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    The salad looks yummy. I ran over here to tell you that I just made your French bread recipe!! I posted pics on my blog and linked up your blog! Well to say I am excited doesn't even cover it. It turned out so wonderful! Thanks so much for the time you take to post all the photos and the recipes! It was so easy to make! Being new to bread baking this is the exact kind of recipe I need!

  4. 4
    April 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I had this once a couple of years ago and have always wanted the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5
    April 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Glad to see this recipe, had this salad ages ago and it was yummy! Thanks for bringing it back!

  6. 6
    April 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Yummmmm! I love salads like this :) Thanks for sharing :)

  7. 7
    Anonymous
    April 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I have tried several of your recipes and they have all been OUTSTANDING! I also love reading your blogs….what a great gift you have! Anyway, stupid question alert….are the peas cooked in this salad?

  8. 8
    April 23, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Anonymous,
    You don't need to cook the peas, however I do like to defrost them by placing them in a bowl and filling the bowl with hot water. Let them sit for about 3 minutes, then drain the water off. Then you are good to go. Thanks!
    ~Jamie

  9. 9
    Anonymous
    March 6, 2012 at 2:29 am

    You forgot to mention the peas in your step by step instructions! Just fyi :)

  10. 11
    April 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    We've made this salad for years in our family, minus the hard boiled eggs. It's always a big hit, I can eat bowls of it alone. :) I'll be curious to try it with the eggs next time!

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