Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon

Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is one of the easiest salads you can make.  It is a refreshing spin on a green salad that takes little effort to make, and is crisp, creamy, and bursting with bacon in every bite. 

Pea Salad

Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon

When you think of salad we often times think of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc, which are all great ingredients, but why not change it up a bit and make something a little more extraordinary like this Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon.  Pea Salad is simple, and in one bite you will forget all about the garden salad and say hello to creamy goodness.

Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is truly a dream come true.  Gone are the days of thinking a salad has to be made of lettuce, and here are the days where delicious comes with peas, bacon, cheese and a creamy flavorful dressing to make it amazing.  Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon really doesn’t get any better!

Pea Salad Recipe

Do you use Frozen or Canned peas for pea salad?

  • Either, it is your personal preference.  I prefer to use frozen peas that have thawed out a bit because once you incorporate all the ingredients they taste perfect.  Canned peas are fine to use, they are much softer and will give the salad less of a freshness.  Make sure to rinse and drain the canned peas well before using them.

How do you make green pea salad?

  • Thaw 2-1/2 cups of frozen peas slightly.
  • Cook 8 strips of bacon until crips and crumble into small pieces.
  • In a large bowl add peas, bacon, 1/2 cup sliced red onions, 1-1/2 cups cubed cheddar cheese, and 1 cup shredded carrots, stir to combine.
  • In a smaller bowl add 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup zesty Italian salad dressing until combined.
  • Pour over salad and mix well to incorporate all ingredients, keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Is there an alternative to using mayonnaise?

Yes!  If you don’t like mayonnaise, but don’t want to loose the creamy texture you can use Creamy Ranch Dressing or you can make your own.

Pea Salad Recipes

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Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Shannon
Prep time:
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Serves: 5-6 servings
Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is a refreshing spin on your traditional garden salad and simple to make.
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen peas, slightly thawed
  • 8 pieces of thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressing
  1. Cook bacon in a fry pan until crispy and transfer to a paper towel and dab off. Let cool and then crumble into pieces.
  2. Place peas, bacon, red onion, cheese, and carrots in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl mix mayonnaise and Zesty Italian Dressing until combined.
  4. Pour over salad mixture and mix well.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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