• 4 slices bacon
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (20 ounce) package fresh green peas
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ cup cubed Cheddar cheese
  •  cup chopped onion


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease.

  2. Whisk mayonnaise, reserved bacon grease, honey, sugar, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.

  3. Mix bacon, peas, celery, Cheddar cheese, and onion together in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.