Ranch 7 Layer Salad

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This Ranch 7 Layer Salad is loaded up with fresh veggies, leftover turkey and a homemade ranch style dressing!

 7 Layer Salad with fresh veggies, leftover turkey and a homemade ranch style dressing

The Perfect ‘Make-Ahead’ Salad

It’s a definite crowd pleaser! I’ve been making layered salads for a long time!  They’re easy and taste great, everyone seems to love them.  The best part is that you can make them way ahead of time (overnight is best) so they’re easy to take along to events!

When I posted this layered salad a couple of years ago, readers suggested that the salad was so much easier to serve when placed in a 9×13 pan and of course you were right!  You get bits and bites of every little ingredient with less digging.   Single Serving of Seven Layer Salad on Red Plate

7 Layer Salad Made With Buttermilk Ranch

A lot of layered salads call for a simple dressing made of mayonnaise and sugar but I prefer to add in fresh herbs to give it more flavor.  My favorite dressing is this homemade Buttermilk Ranch (I could actually drink it, it’s that good) so I created a version of the ranch dressing to add to this salad.Overhead view of seven layer salad showing cheese and bacon and fork

Let’s Use Those Leftovers!

This recipe does call for leftover turkey (or chicken) but you can certainly use whatever leftovers you have…  ham is delicious in this recipe too!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* 9×13 Pan * Fresh Vegetables * Leftover Turkey *

7 Layer Salad with Ranch Dressing
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Review Recipe


Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly
Course Salad
Cuisine American
This Ranch 7 Layer Salad is loaded up with fresh veggies, leftover turkey and a homemade ranch style dressing! It’s a definite crowd pleaser!


  • 8 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas defrosted
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups leftover turkey or chicken
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese

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  1. Place the lettuce in 9×13 dish. Layer remaining vegetables.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients and spread over lettuce. Top with cheese and bacon.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours) before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 324, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 340mg, Potassium: 277mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 63.9%, Vitamin C: 35.3%, Calcium: 16.7%, Iron: 6.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword 7 layer salad

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  1. I made this over the weekend. I had houseguests in town for my daughter’s baby shower and I wanted a make-ahead dish that did not require heating as people would be eating at different times. I served this with soft tortillas and most ate it as a chicken wrap. (I used a rotisserie chicken from the deli.) I will be making this again at their request but I think I will make a second batch of dressing to serve on the side for dipping.

  2. Love the tip about putting it in a 9 x 13 dish!! Always have loved this salad but didn’t like digging to the bottom of a tall bowl.

  3. Oh my gosh I love that there’s bacon on top! Love the flavors here, I’ve only seen Mexican and Greek versions of 7 layer dips. Fun idea!