7 Layer Salad Recipe Paula Deen

The American 7-layered salad is the most wonderful salad I have ever had in my entire life. First of all, it looks so amazing to serve as the colorful layers make your salad more attractive than anything else.

You can substitute the vegetables used for making layers with your favorite ones. Paula Deen came up with the best salad recipe and we are thankful to them for such an outstanding dish that elates your soul and provides you enough nourishment for your body and mind as it involves all the healthy ingredients having all the essential nutrients in it.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of chicken or bacon
  • 10 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) package of frozen green peas
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large head of iceberg lettuce was rinsed, dried, and chopped

Method to make 7 Layer Salad Recipe Paula Deen

  1. You have to cook the chicken in a large deep skillet. Thus turn the heat on and put the chicken at the bottom of the pot.
  2. After cooking the chicken, let it cool and then shred it. Set aside after shredding.
  3. Then the next step includes chopping. Chop the lettuce and also chop the onion.
  4. Take the peas out of the shells and dice the cauliflower.
  5. Take a large-sized flat-bottomed bowl. Make a layer of lettuce at the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Then above the lettuce layer make the layer of diced onions. The layers should be flat and even. Above the layer of onions spread the peas to make a smooth and even layer.
  7. Shredded cheese is sprinkled to make a complete cheese layer. Add the cauliflower between the cheese and the chicken layer.
  8. Make a smooth layer of the cooked chicken at the top.
  9. Then you have to make the dressing for your salad which you have to toss salad or drizzle over.
  10. Mix the mayonnaise with the sugar and add the Parmesan cheese to it. Stir well and drizzle this dressing at the top of the chicken layer of your salad.
  11. Put the layered salad bowl in the refrigerator and serve after chilling for some time.

FAQs?

What other substitutes can we use for layers in this salad?

You can use bell peppers, corn, Jack cheese, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc for this salad. Any of these vegetables when chopped makes a layer in your layered Paula Deen Salad.

Why sugar is added to the dressing?

Sugar is added to the dressing to make the salad dressing a little sweeter. So when you eat salad it gives a little sweet taste due to this sugar and it gives a real good flavor. But you can skip the sugar if you are on diet.

7 Layer Salad Recipe Paula Deen
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7 Layer Salad Recipe Paula Deen

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: salad
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of chicken or bacon
  • 10 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 10-ounce package of frozen green peas
  • 1 cup cauliflower chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large head of iceberg lettuce was rinsed dried, and chopped

Instructions

  • You have to cook the chicken in a large deep skillet. Thus turn the heat on and put the chicken at the bottom of the pot.
  • After cooking the chicken, let it cool and then shred it. Set aside after shredding.
  • Then the next step includes chopping. Chop the lettuce and also chop the onion.
  • Take the peas out of the shells and dice the cauliflower.
  • Take a large-sized flat-bottomed bowl. Make a layer of lettuce at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Then above the lettuce layer make the layer of diced onions. The layers should be flat and even. Above the layer of onions spread the peas to make a smooth and even layer.
  • Shredded cheese is sprinkled to make a complete cheese layer. Add the cauliflower between the cheese and the chicken layer.
  • Make a smooth layer of the cooked chicken at the top.
  • Then you have to make the dressing for your salad which you have to toss salad or drizzle over.
  • Mix the mayonnaise with the sugar and add the Parmesan cheese to it. Stir well and drizzle this dressing at the top of the chicken layer of your salad.
  • Put the layered salad bowl in the refrigerator and serve after chilling for some time.

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