This Classic Creamy Pea Salad with Bacon is a delicious side dish that is full of flavor with sweet peas, savory bacon, and bites of sharp cheddar cheese. Perfect for weeknight meals or easy to make ahead for special occasions, potlucks, or holidays.
In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper until creamy.
Gently fold in peas, cheese, onion, and bacon into the bowl and combine until the dressing is evenly covering everything.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours before serving.
Tips:* If you want the bacon crispy, add it in right before serving. Save a little for the top for a garnish!* Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered for up to 3 days.* Do not use canned peas. They will not have the same consistency or flavor as frozen peas.