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7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman

With layers of fresh veggies, eggs, mayo dressing, cheese, and crunchy bacon, this 7 Layer Salad From Pioneer Woman is the must-have dish for all your summer parties. It is easy to make, creamy, fresh, and delicious. I am sure you will love it.

Despite its appearance, it is so simple to prepare that it is quite impressive to serve. It only takes the basic salad ingredients, a creamy, zingy mayo dressing, some cheese shredded, and cooked bacon, so you can get started right away.

Why You Will Love This:

  • Make ahead: The salad can be made in advance, which makes it a perfect choice for a big gathering or potluck.
  • Quick and easy: This easy and traditional Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad recipe can be easily put together in no more than 15 minutes, just chop the ingredients and layer them into a bowl.
  • Great for a crowd: As a side dish, this will easily serve 8 people at a picnic or barbecue. This would also make a great potluck dish!
7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman
7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Salad vegetables: Cucumber, iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes), red onions, and peas.
  • Eggs: The addition of hardboiled eggs to this recipe adds a great texture and I love the way they look in the bowl as well!
  • Cheddar cheese and slices of bacon: For the topping. These are optional, but they are so delicious! As an alternative, you could also use Parmesan cheese.
  • For the seven-layer salad dressing: There are five main ingredients, mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice), hot sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Can you make Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad ahead of time?

Yes, this is a great salad to make ahead of time, in fact, it is best to make this Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad at least 6 hours before serving so that the flavors can develop fully. It is possible to prepare it up to 24 hours in advance, but it needs to be served chilled. Because mayonnaise is present in the dressing, it is best not to leave it at room temperature for more than 2 hours at a time.

Recipe Variations

There can be 5, 10, or however many layers you want. Each layer can be different from the other. Below are some ideas to get you started:

  • Protein: Use ham, chicken, or turkey instead of bacon. All are yummy!
  • Vegetables: There are so many options available. Choose what you will eat and enjoy as a family. The list could also include broccoli, cauliflower, avocados, corn, celery, peppers, mushrooms, and sugar snap peas.
  • Cheese: It can also be customized. Instead of cheddar, switch to blue cheese, feta, smoked provolone, or sharp cheddar.
  • Dressing: Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad is typically topped with a mayo-based dressing. Ranch dressing is the most popular. Alternatively, may, sour cream, vinegar, salt, and sugar can be used.
  • Trifle Bowl: No worries if you don’t have a trifle bowl lying around. The recipe can also be made in a 9×13 pan. Although you won’t get the height, you can still get the layers. In addition, you could mix it all together in a nice salad bowl instead of worrying about the eye appeal.

How To Make Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad?

  1. In the bottom of a trifle bowl, arrange lettuce. Sprinkle with salt. Add red onion on top. (The key to this salad is to be able to see everything, so make sure your layers go all the way up the sides of your bowl.)
  2. Put egg slices around the sides of the bowl, pressing them into the side so they stick. Slice or chop any remaining eggs. Sprinkle over salad.
  3. On top of the eggs, place halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and green peas.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk the mayo, sour cream, vinegar, hot sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth. Distribute the dressing evenly over the salad.
  5. For garnish, sprinkle shredded cheese over the dressing, followed by bacon bits. (This is an optional garnish, but it tastes great!)
  6. Refrigerate the salad for at least 6 hours, and no more than 24 hours, covered with plastic wrap.
  7. Uncover your Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad and serve it cold.
7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman
7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman

Will a 9×13 pan work for Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad?

This Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad can be served in a 9 x 13 serving dish. The salad would be layered the same way, but you would not need to slice the eggs. Instead, chop the eggs and layer them in the salad.

What Do You Serve With Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad?

The traditional Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad is great for the warmer months and can be served with meats, chicken, seafood, and vegetables. Try it with:

Storing Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad

In case you end up with some leftovers of this Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad and are wondering what to do with them and how long will they last, I’m here to answer all your questions.

How To Store Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad In The Fridge?

Cover your 7-layer salad tightly with plastic wrap then place it in the refrigerator. If stored properly, your Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

To keep the salad crispy, add the bacon just before serving if you are making this Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad in advance. If you are making the salad ahead of time, do not add the tomatoes, as they could make the other ingredients wet if they sit too long.

Can I Store Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad In The Freezer?

It’s best to keep this Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad recipe in the fridge rather than the freezer, due to the mayo, it won’t freeze well and is best served fresh. If the salad isn’t eaten within 4 days, you might want to throw it out and make a fresh batch.

7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman
7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure the veggies are sliced and chopped evenly so they fit well in the bowl.
  • You can boil eggs in my Instant Pot or stovetop method for perfect results every single time.
  • If you are watching your sugar intake, you can omit the sweetener.
  • Several toppings, veggies, or meat can be added to make it your own (some ideas: red bell peppers, avocados, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, radishes, corn, olives, turkey, ham, Romaine lettuce, green onions, etc.)

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Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 256
  • Total Fat 18.1g
  • Saturated Fat 5.8g
  • Cholesterol 28.8mg
  • Sodium 480.3mg
  • Potassium 292.1mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15.1g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.7g
  • Sugars 3.8g
  • Protein 9.5g
  • Vitamin A 24.3%
  • Vitamin C 47.1%
  • Calcium 11.2%
  • Iron 6.8%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 15 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:256 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

With layers of fresh veggies, eggs, mayo dressing, cheese, and crunchy bacon, this 7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman is the must-have dish for all your summer parties. It is easy to make, creamy, fresh, and delicious. I am sure you will love it.

Ingredients

  • Dressing:

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a trifle bowl, arrange lettuce. Sprinkle with salt. Add red onion on top. (The key to this salad is to be able to see everything, so make sure your layers go all the way up the sides of your bowl.)
  2. Put egg slices around the sides of the bowl, pressing them into the side so they stick. Slice or chop any remaining eggs. Sprinkle over salad.
  3. On top of the eggs, place halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and green peas.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk the mayo, sour cream, vinegar, hot sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth. Distribute the dressing evenly over the salad.
  5. For garnish, sprinkle shredded cheese over the dressing, followed by bacon bits. (This is an optional garnish, but it tastes great!)
  6. Refrigerate the salad for at least 6 hours, and no more than 24 hours, covered with plastic wrap.
  7. Uncover your Pioneer Woman 7 Layer Salad and serve it cold.

Notes

  • Make sure the veggies are sliced and chopped evenly so they fit well in the bowl.
  • You can boil eggs in my Instant Pot or stovetop method for perfect results every single time.
  • If you are watching your sugar intake, you can omit the sweetener.
  • Several toppings, veggies, or meat can be added to make it your own (some ideas: red bell peppers, avocados, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, radishes, corn, olives, turkey, ham, Romaine lettuce, green onions, etc.)
Keywords:7 Layer Salad Pioneer Woman
Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.1g28%
Saturated Fat 5.8g29%
Cholesterol 28.8mg10%
Sodium 480.3mg21%
Potassium 292.1mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 15.1g6%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 9.5g19%

Vitamin A 24.3%
Vitamin C 47.1%
Calcium 11.2%
Iron 6.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.