A bowl of broccoli salad with cheese and bacon.

Broccoli Salad Recipe

This easy broccoli salad is an old family recipe, loaded with bacon and cheese, and tossed in a creamy dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 529 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Salad

  • 2 heads broccoli florets trimmed off and cut into bite-size pieces (discard stems)
  • 8 ounces bacon cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese cubed into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion finely chopped

For the Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
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  1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, bacon, cheese and onion.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir together until everything is evenly coated.
  3. The broccoli salad can be served immediately, but tastes even better if you cover and refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 592mg26%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1260IU25%
Vitamin C 136.6mg166%
Calcium 283mg28%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.