Classic Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese: A Flavorful Side Dish

Bring a burst of freshness to your table with this classic Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a side dish for any meal, this salad combines the vibrant colors and flavors of sweet peas, crispy bacon, tangy cheese, and zesty red onions, all tossed in a creamy mayo dressing. Simple yet satisfying, this salad is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection. Let’s dive into making this irresistible dish!


  • 16 oz frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp and then chopped into small, bite-sized fragments.
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the thawed and drained frozen peas, cooked and chopped bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and diced red onion.
  2. In a separate small bowl, prepare the dressing by mixing together the real mayonnaise, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Pour the mayo dressing over the pea mixture in the large bowl.
  4. Gently toss all the ingredients together until the peas and other ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  5. Once thoroughly mixed, taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
  6. Transfer the Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese to a serving dish or bowl.
  7. For optimal flavor, cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Before serving, give the salad a final toss to ensure the dressing is evenly distributed.
  9. Serve chilled as a delightful side dish alongside grilled meats, sandwiches, or as part of a buffet spread.


With its vibrant colors, satisfying textures, and irresistible flavors, this Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. The combination of sweet peas, crispy bacon, creamy cheeses, and zesty red onions, all tossed in a creamy mayo dressing, creates a harmony of tastes that will have everyone coming back for seconds. Whether enjoyed at a summer barbecue or a cozy family dinner, this classic salad is a delicious way to add a burst of freshness to any meal. Enjoy!