5 from 1 vote
Southern Layered Cornbread Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A simple layered cornbread salad that comes together in only 20 minutes. Full of flavor and a sure crowd pleaser!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornbread salad, southern layered salad
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 1 10 ounce package chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 8.5 ounce box cornbread mix, cooked and cooled according to package instructions
  • 16 ounces bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 10 ounce container grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small Vidalia onion chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 10 ounce bag frozen peas, partially thawed
For the Dressing:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
Optional For Garnish:
  • minced chives
  • green onions
  1. In a clear glass bowl or trifle dish, layer salad ingredients in the order listed above – starting with the iceberg lettuce on the bottom. Reserve about ¼ bag of lettuce for filling in the center of the salad later, as necessary. 
  2. Concentrate the ingredients around the outer edges of the bowl so that they show in pretty, even layers. Fill in any remaining gaps in the middle with additional lettuce or spinach. After adding the layer of peas, prepare the salad dressing.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the salad dressing ingredients.
  4. Spread dressing evenly over the top of the salad. Garnish with fresh chives, if desired.
  5. Refrigerate (for up to 8 hours) until ready to serve.
  6. Just before serving, toss together the ingredients to completely combine.
Recipe Notes

Cooking for a Smaller Crowd? If you like the idea of this salad, but you don't want to prepare a giant bowl for a group, you can use the same ingredients and toss them together in a regular salad bowl. Cut the ingredients in half or in quarters for 2-4 servings, and coat with the same dressing. The taste will be great, even if you don't bother to form the separate layers!

Want to Prep Ahead? Thanks to strategic layers, this salad keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours without getting soggy.

Tip: Add some grilled chicken and serve this salad as a main dish!

Nutrition Facts
Southern Layered Cornbread Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /10 of recipe)
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.3g 37%
Saturated Fat 9.4g 47%
Cholesterol 43.6mg 15%
Sodium 998.8mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 25.7g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 8.7g
Protein 16.7g 33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.