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overhead photo of broccoli salad with bacon, cheddar, craisins, pecans, and red onion on top

Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon

This broccoli salad is loaded with crispy bacon, crunchy toasted pecans, creamy cubed cheddar, and tossed in the most amazing homemade dressing. This salad is simple, quick, and super easy to make!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 408kcal
Author Dina



  • In a small bowl add 1 cup of mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp apple cider Vinegar, and 4 tsp of sugar. Whisk that all together and set it aside.
  • Now dice up 1/4 cup or red onion into tiny pieces, then chop up about 1/2 cup of toasted unsalted pecans.
  • Then you’ll want to take a block of medium cheddar and slice it up into cubes using a sharp knife. My cheddar cubes were about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Now add 5 cups of broccoli florets into a large bowl, then add the cubed cheddar, 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, the chopped pecans, the diced onion, 1/3 cup of crumbled bacon, and 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds.
  • Now you can take the dressing you made earlier and drizzle it over the entire salad. Then toss all the Salad ingredients together until everything is well combined



Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 41.6mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 0.9mg