Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is a popular southern dish that is filled with crunchy peas, crispy bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese. This is an easy to make side dish that is perfect for your next potluck!


  • 2 pounds peas thawed
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cubed
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar


  1. In a large bowl add the peas, red onion, cheddar cheese, bacon and parsley. 

  2. In a small bowl whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and sugar.

  3. Pour the creamy mixture in the large bowl over the peas. Toss until the peas are fully coated. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.