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Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Salad

Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Salad is loaded! It has a slightly sweet, creamy dressing and is loaded with broccoli, bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. This is a favorite for family dinners and potlucks!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Meal, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into flowerettes
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar OR low carb sugar substitute
  • 2 tbsp granulated onion or 1/4 c chopped onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • *optional 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or craisins


  • Cut broccoli into flowerettes, steam or cook until just fork tender. Cook bacon and chop into pieces. Let both of these cool.
  • Mix dressing ingredients together.
  • In a large bowl, toss cooled broccoli, chopped bacon, grated cheddar cheese and dressing. Add in optional ingredients like sunflower seeds and dried cranberries, then toss to make sure all is coated.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator to cool. Stir before serving.


**I sometimes double the dressing recipe if I have added quite a few extras**
Keyword Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Salad