This Creamy Pea Salad is a nice change from the typical potato or pasta salads found at barbecues and potlucks. It requires very little cooking with just a little bit of chopping and mixing – it could easily be a no-cook recipe if you buy precooked bacon! It doesn’t get much easier than that!
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Creamy Pea Salad
I don’t know about y’all, but I love cool side salads in the summer! They just seem so refreshing in the summer heat. Although I love a good potato or macaroni salad, sometimes, I want something just a bit different! This Creamy Pea Salad is one of my personal favorites and it’s soon to become one of yours too!
This Creamy Pea Salad is sooooo easy and it’s always a hit! I’ve had this in my recipe file for more than 20 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve given this recipe to friends and family! I’ve even had people who swear they don’t like peas, enjoy this Creamy Pea Salad – it’s that good!
I like the simplicity of this recipe but feel free to play around with it a bit. Some people love to add eggs to their pea salad. You can use shredded cheese in place of the cheese cubes if you prefer. Sometimes if I have fresh dill on hand, I’ll throw a bit of that in there as well.
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- 2 packages (16 oz. each) frozen peas, thawed and drained
- 1/2-1 cup diced Cheddar cheese
- 1/2-1 cup diced Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 505mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g
Originally posted on August 25, 2012. Updated on April 21, 2021.