Basil Layered Salad for a Crowd Recipe

Basil Layered Salad for a Crowd Recipe

Take this delicious Basil Layered Salad Recipe to your next potluck. It’s the perfect make ahead dish to feed a crowd and with layers of peas, ham, macaroni and more…it looks so pretty in a trifle bowl. Come on in and I’ll share this colorful and tasty Basil Layered Salad Recipe with you…

Basil Layered Salad Recipe to Feed a Crowd

If you do take this to a picnic, hopefully you’ll have leftovers. This layered salad tastes even better the next day. 

Layered Salad Recipe

It’s even a snap to put together. The only part you’ll have to cook are the macaroni noodles. Easy, Peasy! 

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Here’s the recipe for Basil Layered Salad to Feed a Crowd…



Basil Layered Salad Recipe to Feed a Crowd

  • Author: Melissa


  • 4 cups of salad greens
  • 1&1/2 cups of cooked macaroni noodles
  • 2 cups of “thawed” – frozen peas
  • 1 medium red onion – diced
  • 3/4 cup of cubed cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 34 stalks of green onion sliced
  • Dressing…
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. of shredded fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. of ground black pepper


  1. Cook the macaroni noodles as directed, drained and cooled
  2. Layer in the trifle bowl…
  3. Greens,
  4. Cooked Macaroni Noodles
  5. Peas
  6. Onion
  7. Ham
  8. Cheese
  9. Green onion
  10. In a small bowl, Mix the dressing ingredients
  11. Spread the dressing across the top of the layered salad
  12. Optional – place fresh basil on top for decoration

Basil Layered Salad Recipe

That’s it! I hope you enjoy the layered salad. 

If you are still looking for Potluck Recipes, check out the recipes below…

Mexican Seven Layer Salad

Here’s another layered salad recipe – Mexican Layered Salad 


Classic Spinach Dip Recipe

Classic Spinach Dip 

Easy Cold Taco Dip Recipe

Taco Dip Recipe 

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

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