7 Layer Salad

7-layer salad draws a crowd at nearly every potluck or picnic. These easy recipes cover all the variations that will net big raves from 7-layer salad fans.

See Popular 7 Layer Salad Recipes

Seven Layer Noodle Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

To make this layered potluck salad into a main dish salad, add a layer of cooked shrimp or chicken.

Cousin Annies 7 Layer Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

The Food Channel

This delicious salad is always a welcome addition to the buffet table for family gatherings, bring-a-dish buffets and summer picnics. Inspired by a classic Southern favorite, this layered all-American salad looks beautiful in a clear glass bowl.

Total: 30 mins

The New Layered Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This updated version of the potluck favorite features turkey ham, fresh fennel, and garbanzo beans.

Seven-Layer Salad

EatingWell

This makeover of a Midwestern classic tops layers of lettuce, peas, bell pepper and tomatoes with a creamy, tangy dressing. The salad stays fresh underneath until it's served and gets even better when held overnight.

Total: 30 mins

"Healthified" Layered Vegetable Salad

Betty Crocker

65% fewer calories, 77% less fat, 75% less sat fat than the original recipe. So many scrumptious layers with so much less fat--enjoy!

Total: 20 mins

How to Make Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad is a time-honored recipe that seems to make the guest list at almost every baby and bridal shower, family reunion, potluck, picnic and outdoor cookout or barbecue. The idea is simple: Layer seven ingredients in a bowl, add dressing and garnish. The dish is easy to make, you can mix and match whatever ingredients you already have on hand, and it naturally lends itself innovation and adaptation.

7 Slimmed-Down Salad Dressing Recipes

To maintain that salad health halo--and make your vegetables taste amazing--here are 7 lightened-up salad dressing recipes that are way better than bottled.

How to Make Seven Layer Salad

Learn how to make the king of all salads: the Seven Layer Salad. This Midwestern classic gets a makeover and is laced with a delicious, tangy dressing.

Easy Thai Pork Salad: 7 Days of Luscious Laab

This recipe couldn't be easier, more delicious, or more versatile! Eat this spicy Thai ground pork salad in seven different ways!

How to Make Crabmeat Salad Sandwiches

Set aside the tuna, and learn how to make crabmeat salad sandwiches. Artichoke adds a pleasantly surprising twist to the classic sandwich, and a new layer of flavor.

Deli Sandwiches: Make the Takeout

When you're busy doing errands, and there's not much time to make lunch or dinner, a stop at the deli for mile-high sandwiches sounds like just the ticket. But at an average of $5 to $7 a sandwich, you're going to spend a bundle. A homemade tuna salad sandwich costs a fraction of what the deli charges, and you can keep the tuna always on hand in the pantry.

How to Cook Crab Legs

Are you in the mood for seafood, but not quite up to a night out at your local crab shack? Maybe it's time to break out the mallets and crackers at home and learn how to cook crab legs right in your own kitchen. Not only do crab legs make for a fun and unique addition to your normal rotation of meals, but preparing them in your oven's broiler is surprisingly simple. You can have them ready in just a matter of minutes.

Eight Easy Ways to Get More Vegetables into Your Day

Do you find it difficult to get the recommended five servings of veggies every day? You're certainly not alone. Americans average just one and a half servings of vegetables a day!

Dinner Tonight: Reclaim the Layered Salad

Layered salads can be a modern and easy way to serve dinner to a crowd. Try one of our favorites tonight.

20 Great Things to Make with Apples

Apple-pie lovers and just plain Apple-anything fans, this is your year. There's a bumper crop this autumn, according to Breezy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill, which grows some 200 varieties of apples in New York's Hudson Valley. Since there are apples aplenty, from the iconic Red Delicious and Granny Smith to the offbeat and utterly delicious varieties with dainty names like Cameo (a newish variety) and Maiden's Blush (a heritage apple), there's never been a better time to stretch your apple dessert repertoire beyond pie.

Maple Glazed Bacon: Cook Once, Eat Twice

There's nothing easier than prepping a double batch of bacon, here for two delicious salads whose greens balance out the richness of the meat. And nothing tastier than maple-glazed bacon, which I prepare by laying strips on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brushing them with a layer of maple syrup before popping in the oven. Halfway through cooking, I flip them over and brush the other sides with syrup. I promise, once you try bacon made this way, you'll never make it any other way.

10 Things You Didn't Know About...Packing a Cooler

Sure, you can just toss your hamburger patties and potato salad into the cooler, throw in some ice and hope for the best. It's summer after all! Who wants to spend time in the kitchen fretting over how best to pack the cooler when there's so much relaxing to be done?

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