Corn Chip Salad

Special Sunday meals

Sunday dinners are always special. And especially so when they are spent with family and friends. One Easter we were invited to Irene’s house for Sunday lunch. As always, she had quite the spread.

“I’m not having ham,” she told me when I got the invitation.

Who cares, I thought, it’ll be good no matter what she serves.  

I was right. It was good. So, so good.

The only thing I had to bring was rolls. I used the recipe for refrigerator dinner rolls. It was an easy recipe to make because I could mix up the dough the evening before and then roll the dough into balls between the sunrise service and church. By the time church was over, they were ready to go into the oven.

We had roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots roasted in the oven with the beef, corn pudding and a delicious Corn Chip Salad. (I failed to take a photo of the delicious homemade gravy on top of those whipped potatoes.)

I helped Renie put the finishing touches on the salad and she allowed me to share the recipe here.

That corn chip salad!

If you’re looking for something that’s a little more substantial than a regular tossed salad, you’ll like this. And, when you want something that’s a little festive and different, this fits the bill. If you’re interested in a salad with a unique crunch and flavor, then you’ll want to try this one.

Use lettuce (you choose which type), fried and crumbled bacon, Colby or cheddar cheese, hard boiled eggs, some corn chips, and a homemade dressing.  You can adjust the ingredients for the dressing if you’d like.

For the dressing, you’ll need salad

the dressing for the salad

dressing, milk, white and brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar.

 

 

You don’t need to stir the salad; it will stir as people serve themselves.

Wait to add the corn chips until you have added the dressing, and do this just before it is served.

The Recipe

Corn Chip Salad

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A festive and easy to fix salad that hits the spot for a hearty salad.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 lb. bacon fried and crumbled
  • 6-8 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1/2 lb. shredded Colby or cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups corn chips - broken or slightly crushed
  • 1 cup miracle whip
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • For salad, mix lettuce, eggs, bacon, and cheese.
  • Mix dressing ingredients together
  • Add dressing to salad
  • Add corn chips on top
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

I first shared this recipe over five years ago. This salad continues to be a favorite at church and we are always delighted when Renie brings this salad.

4 thoughts on “Corn Chip Salad”

  1. We make this corn chip salad all. the. time. This recipe is amazing and it tastes delicious every time!!!😀

  2. 5 stars
    My daughter found this recipe and made this salad. She and my son are big fans. I enjoy it as well. I am planning a menu to cook for over 100 people. This recipe will fit well as it can largely be prepared ahead. The dressing reminds me of the dressing my mom made when I was young. Thanks for this recipe!

  3. You’re very welcome! I used this recipe for my son’s rehearsal dinner for 50-60 people. I could do almost everything ahead of time. I had the dressing mixed up, the eggs hard-boiled, etc. so the day of all I had to do was put things together and add the dressing at the last minute. Best wishes on your dinner for 100!

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