broccoli salad with raisins, bacon, and Cheddar

Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese

Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese is a great way to eat lots of broccoli! With homemade creamy dressing made with mayo.  Gluten free recipe.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 342 kcal


Broccoli Salad

  • 1 head broccoli , with leaves trimmed off
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup red onion , chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar , cut into very small chunks

Creamy Salad Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


How to make broccoli salad

  1. Wash the broccoli head. Cut the broccoli head into flowerets and small bite-size pieces. Wash them thoroughly again. Dry on paper towels.
  2. Add clean and dry broccoli pieces into a large mixing bowl. Add crumbled bacon, chopped onions, raisins, cranberries and sliced Cheddar cheese.

How to make creamy salad dressing

  1. In a separate small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, white vinegar, and sugar and whisk until well-combined. Add the desired amount of this salad dressing to the salad and toss to combine.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Food Network

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli salad with bacon, raisins, and cheddar cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 385mg 16%
Potassium 290mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 12.5%
Vitamin C 66.7%
Calcium 19.6%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.