This recipe is a treasure, my go-to whenever I need something easy, quick, and can be assembled ahead. This make-ahead salad casserole can feed the whole town! A certified crowd-pleaser. Perfect for potlucks, if you have last-minute guests, holidays, and even on an ordinary day. It might look odd but the taste is exquisite! With only a few ingredients you can whip up a nice, delicious, and satisfying salad casserole. This recipe is a keeper, comes handy every time you need a fast and easy dish. Layers of lettuce, peas, swiss cheese, green onions, topped with bacon bits and drizzle with a creamy sauce. This salad can win your heart in a snap. I have made it many times and this dish never fails me. This has become a favorite whenever I have guests. A 5-star make-ahead salad casserole that deserves a big round of applause!
For the Salad
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 (8 oz.) package frozen peas, thawed and drained
1 cup Swiss cheese, cut into cubes
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup bacon bits
For the Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup miracle whip
1-2 tablespoons sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
How to make Make-Ahead Salad Casserole
Step 1: Whisk the mayonnaise, miracle whip, and sugar in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
Step 2: Smash the stem of the iceberg lettuce to loosen it, then, push it in until the lettuce releases its stem. Chop the lettuce and put in a 9x 13-inch baking dish.
Step 3: Add in the thawed and drained peas, then the diced Swiss Cheese, followed by the green onions.
Step 4: Drizzle the dressing over the mixture. Gently toss until all everything is coated evenly.
Step 5: Lastly, top the casserole with bacon bits and place inside the fridge, covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap, until ready to serve.