Best Creamy Pea Salad Recipe

This 15 minute Creamy Pea Salad Recipe is filled with sweet peas, crispy bacon and cheese in a creamy sauce.

This Creamy Pea Salad Recipe is filled with sweet peas, crispy bacon and cheese in a creamy sauce.pinterestIf you’re looking for a delicious side dish recipe to go with your dinner, this pea salad recipe is the BEST!

How To Make Creamy Pea Salad Recipe:

  • Start by rinsing some frozen peas under cool water to help them defrost. Drain them and add to a large bowl.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to coat.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to enjoy!

How to make Pea Salad

Pea Salad with Bacon or Ham

I love adding in salty, crumbled bacon to this salad, but you can also use cubed ham! It’s a great way to use up any leftover ham as an easy side dish recipe.

For this recipe I also use a cubed colby-jack cheese, but you could use shredded cheese if desired.

This creamy green pea salad with bacon is an easy spring side dish for Easter or bbq's!

What to Serve with Pea Salad

Pea Salad is great as a simple side dish recipe in the spring or summer. It’s cool and creamy and pairs perfectly with grilled meats, Easter Ham, or bbq chicken. Here are some of my favorite main dishes to go with this Creamy Pea Salad Recipe.

Cold Green Pea Salad Recipe with Cheese!

More Make Ahead Side Dish Recipes:

Since this recipe is so quick to prep, it’s perfect for a make ahead side dish. You can prep this pea salad up to 2 days ahead of time. Just keep it refrigerated and give it a good stir before serving.

Here are some more of my favorite make ahead side dish recipes:

Old Fashioned Pea Salad

You really can’t beat this super easy side dish! It’s ready in about 15 minutes and even my pickiest eater asked for seconds!


WOW! This super easy Pea Salad Recipe is filled with crispy bacon, cheese and onion in a creamy delicious sauce!
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Creamy Pea Salad Recipe

This Creamy Pea Salad Recipe is filled with sweet peas, crispy bacon and cheese in a creamy sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 284 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 lbs. frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cubed colby-jack cheese


  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine, making sure to coat all the ingredients well.
  • Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy within 3 days.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 839IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Bacon, Creamy, Pea Salad
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EASY SIDE DISH RECIPE!! My whole family loved this Pea Salad recipe!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
19 Responses
  1. Bonnie Hope

    This really sounds good. I need to go over the ingredients to figure sodium content since my husband is on a low sodium diet.

      1. Hi Bonnie, according to the program we use to calculate nutrition, this is for 10 servings. I’m sure if you used a lower sodium bacon that would significantly reduce the sodium content.

  2. 5 stars
    Looks great and yummy! This pea salad is easy to make. Healthy food that suit to my diet plan. Hopefully my family will love this too. Thank you Shawn for a healthy snack like this.

  3. Monna

    I grew up having this salad for almost every summer family get together, but I don’t think it had bacon. This recipe sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to make it. Thank you!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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