Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Salad

Happy Saturday! So sorry I’ve been MIA the past few days – to make up for it, I’m going to give you a recipe PLUS the hubs will also post his delayed cocktail Friday post! It’s 2-for-1 around here today! 🙂

Okay, Broccoli happens to be my #1 favorite veggie. Roasted, steamed, or sauteed… count me in. In soup or salad? Yes please. I’ll eat it any way.

Now, I know not everyone is a fan of broccoli, but if something’s going to make you enjoy it in the slightest – this has GOT to be the dish. Smothered with salty crispy bacon, freshly shredded cheddar cheese, onion (you can hold the onion if you’re not a fan), and a sweet and tangy dressing. YUM.

This recipe is something my mom has made for YEARS. I’m sure many of you have a recipe similar recipe to it! It’s one of those easy-peasy throw together things. Perfect for a barbecue side dish, a potluck, or to just eat by itself when your hubby is working late (not that I’ve done THAT before…)  😉

Anyhow, I know summer is almost over, and barbecues are phasing out… so get on it – make this dish before it’s too late!

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Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Recipe doubles well for a large crowd!


For the Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar

For the Broccoli Salad:
1 stalk of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 pound of bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 small red onion, finely diced


For the Dressing:
Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Broccoli Salad:
Add broccoli, bacon, onion, and cheddar cheese into a large bowl. Toss with dressing and serve chilled. Great for a picnic, barbeque, or potluck!

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13 Responses to “Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Salad”

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    Katie — September 10, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Kristina replied: — September 28th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      you’re welcome 🙂

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    Sara — September 10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Mmm, I love broccoli salads! I make one with bacon, crasins and sunflower seeds, but yours sounds good too. How can you go wrong with bacon AND cheese? 🙂

    • Kristina replied: — September 28th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      yum 🙂

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    Nichole C — September 27, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    Yummmmm! Hubs and I are trying to lose weight and have been following low-carb, minus the sugar in this recipe (which I could easily substitute with Splenda) and we have a winner…I am totally making this. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Kristina replied: — September 28th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      subbing out splenda is a great idea!

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    Toni Peterson — August 11, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    This is a great recipe! You rock. I have a vegetarian daughter so I’ll just omit the bacon on hers and she will love it. My first trip to this site and I can tell you are a cook after my own heart.

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    JUANITA — April 12, 2013 @ 1:28 pm


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    Tara — August 7, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I make this with sunflower seeds added too and leave out the onions. You can also make it noodles and add more dressing for broccoli cheddar pasta salad.

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    Vicky — August 8, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    I’ve made this salad for years. Low fat Mayo and turkey bacon can cut some calories too! Delicious!

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    MJ — November 23, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Made this last night for a get together and it was a hit…so good…thx!

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    Amanda Morgan — June 29, 2018 @ 7:10 am

    How many calories for this recipe ?

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