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Easy Bacon Pea Salad is absolute perfection. The simple mixture of peas, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise marries together into the perfect summertime salad fit for any picnic or family get-together.
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Easy Bacon Pea Salad - A Pea Salad Recipe With Egg and Bacon

Easy Bacon Pea Salad is absolute perfection. The simple mixture of peas, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise marries together into the perfect summertime salad fit for any picnic or family get-together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned pea salad, Easy Bacon Pea Salad, pea salad recipe with egg and bacon, pea salad with bacon, pea salad with bacon and eggs
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces canned peas, drained
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup bacon, fried and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Prep your ingredients, including frying and chopping bacon, draining peas, shredding cheese and chopping onion.
    Easy Bacon Pea Salad is absolute perfection. The simple mixture of peas, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise marries together into the perfect summertime salad fit for any picnic or family get-together.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix gently.
    Easy Bacon Pea Salad is absolute perfection. The simple mixture of peas, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise marries together into the perfect summertime salad fit for any picnic or family get-together.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Easy Bacon Pea Salad is absolute perfection. The simple mixture of peas, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise marries together into the perfect summertime salad fit for any picnic or family get-together.

Notes

  • We use canned peas; however, you can absolutely use thawed frozen peas if desired.
  • We highly recommend using a block of cheddar cheese that you grate yourself with the large side of a box grater. However, there is nothing wrong with taking a short cut and using pre-shredded cheese, but grating the cheese yourself takes it to a whole new level.
  • Use whatever cheddar cheese you prefer. We tend to use the mild type, but sharp cheddar would be delicious too.
  • Bacon, bacon, bacon. If you love it as much as we do, feel free to use a little more than the recipe calls for.  You could garnish with extra bacon on top for some added wow factor.
  • Onions can be omitted, if desired. 
  • Try our Old Fashioned Pea Salad too!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg