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Bacon Pea Salad

My husband absolutely loves peas. My middle son isn't the biggest fan, but he loves bacon. So, I combined the two, and it was perfect! This pea salad is an awesome side dish, especially for barbecue. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups frozen peas (about 16 ounces), thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • Combine the first 6 ingredients; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes. Stir in bacon before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 218 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 547mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • cakelover55
    Feb 2, 2021

    I made this a few times last summer and followed the recipe. We just loved it! Easy and refreshing and plan to make it often for picnics and summer meals. Thanks for the recipe!

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Dec 28, 2020

    My family really likes this, although it was made a little different. They don’t like peas so I substituted mixed veggies. It is a hit at our house.

  • Lady Fingers
    Dec 24, 2020

    This is a really good recipe. I usually leave out the cheese. You can also vary the recipe by replacing the ranch dressing with a mixture of French-style dressing and mayonnaise.

  • Foodie
    Sep 27, 2020

    I made as written, then chose to double the bacon and add some cut-up cherry tomatoes. Good.

  • Christine
    Aug 25, 2020

    This pea salad is absolutely delicious and so simple to make. It's perfect to bring to a potluck or serve at your next cookout. It comes together quick, and since I used reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, light ranch dressing and center cut bacon, it's very WW friendly too! It's so tasty, no one would ever know it's a healthy salad.

  • Carolyn
    Aug 16, 2020

    Very good - my husband's go-to salad at a buffet!

  • bunsman
    Aug 4, 2020

    This is my "go-to" pea salad recipe, and so easy and quick to put together.

  • lazyme
    Aug 3, 2020

    Delish. And easy. Thanks for sharing.

  • Susan
    Jul 15, 2020


  • dreamtoken
    Jun 30, 2020

    Absolutely love this Pea Salad