Broccoli Salad With Bacon


Broccoli Salad With Bacon: Tender broccoli tossed with smoky bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds.

broccoli salad with bacon
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a veggie lover. For a long time, I was the proudly proclaimed vegetarian who didn’t eat vegetables!

However, this Broccoli Salad complete with bacon is guaranteed to turn even the pickiest eaters into broccoli converts!

Broccoli Salad with bacon makes a wonderful picnic side dish. Wherever I take it, everyone asks for the recipe. Today I’d like to share my Bacon Salad recipe with you!

Goes great with:

Baked Beans with Bacon

Caesar Pasta Salad 

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Broccoli Salad With Bacon

Broccoli Salad With Bacon

Broccoli Salad With Bacon: Tender broccoli tossed with smoky bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds.


  • 1 Pound Broccoli, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup Hot Water
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1/2 Red Onion Diced
  • 12 Slices Bacon, Cooked Crisply
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Kernels


  • In a medium bowl mix sugar and hot water until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour the water/sugar mixture over the broccoli.
  • Cool slightly. Stir in mayonnaise and vinegar.
  • Fold in cheese, onion, and bacon. Top with sunflower kernels.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours before serving.


Calories: 464kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 552mg, Potassium: 393mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 13.8%, Vitamin C: 82.6%, Calcium: 18%, Iron: 6.6%
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Bacon Broccoli Salad

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole via Diethood

What do you think of this Bacon Broccoli Salad?