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Cheddar Broccoli Salad Recipe

Cheddar Broccoli Salad Recipe

I've received loads of compliments in this crunchy salad that is often on our Sunday dinner menu. It's also a great salad to take to a potluck. The flavors blend so nicely that we never tire of this good old standby recipe. -Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cheese and onion. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar.
  • 2. Pour over broccoli mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the bacon. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 521 calories, 44g fat (11g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 519mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein

Reviews for Cheddar Broccoli Salad

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"I started making this salad when I found it in the 2004 Taste of Home cookbook. It is wonderful and I always get rave reviews. I never have leftovers."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Soooooooo good! Served this to friends as a side to meatballs and mashed potatoes and it was excellent! My husband requests this often now!"

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"Great recipe!!! New family favorite! We don't care for raw vegetables so we blanched the broccoli first then a cold ice bath."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"This is THE tastiest meal and so easy to prep the night before. It makes is easy for Sunday Suppers."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I've been making this over and over for the last 7 years (since seeing it printed in Taste of Home) and everyone still asks me to make it for various gatherings. Tastes better and fresher than what is offered at the deli counter."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I"ve made this recipe many times and my family always loves it! It's far better than similar salads that they sell in the deli. Buy the bagged broccoli florets to save time."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"This is a great recipe! It tastes alot like a deli salad I've had in the past, only in my opinion it has far more flavor. 5 Star Rating!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"I never knew raw broccoli could taste so good. This salad has raves when I make it. I make it all the time now. But I believe that 2/3 cup sugar is to sweet, and especially when you double the recipe. I stick to about less than a cup when doubled. Its so awesome.

Ivana Mancini
Brampton, Ont"

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