Cheeseburger Chopped Salad with Dill Pickle Dressing is a salad that's hearty enough for dinner!

Cheeseburger Chopped Salad with Creamy Pickle Dressing

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

This fun and delicious chopped salad uses store bought, frozen meatballs along with a homemade, creamy pickle dressing to make it taste just like your favorite cheeseburger!



  • 4 romaine hearts, washed and chopped
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in fourths
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 seeded buns (tops only)
  • 1 package frozen meatballs (28 count)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

For the Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dijon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Cook the meatballs according to the package directions and keep warm until ready to use.
  2. To make the croutons, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cut the bun tops into strips and then into cubes and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until browned. Remove from the oven and cool until ready to use.
  5. Combine the ingredients for the dressing together in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  6. Assemble the salad by placing the chopped romaine in a large salad bowl then top with the cheese, tomatoes, onions and croutons.
  7. Add the meatballs in last then toss with desired amount of the dressing.
  8. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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