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Bacon Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Bacon Cauliflower Salad Recipe

My Aunt Lavern’s specialty side combines crispy-crunchy ingredients with a creamy dressing that’s ever so slightly sweet—and it’s still a family tradition. —Kelly Ward Hartman, Cape Coral, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons sugar


  • 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the cauliflower, bacon, cheese, green pepper and onion. Combine the mayonnaise and sugar; spoon over cauliflower mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 247212
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"nice salad, and a good change from pasta salads. I did only use 2 teaspoons of sugar, and low fat miracle whip, since it's the hubby's preference. I reduced the bacon down to 8 slices as well."

_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 245316
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"This is a wonderful salad and my family loves it. It is great for potlucks and picnics too."

grandmagogof8 User ID: 5358827 230527
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015 Edited Aug. 4, 2015

"Simple recipe but sorry, I did change up the dressing for it. I am diabetic so I use 1/3 C. Splenda, 2/3 C. Mayo, 1tsp. Salt, 1/3 C Vinegar, some spices & I did not have block of cheese so I used Shredded Cheddar. Like ruthjoe, I added Red Onion as well. YUMMY!"

Songkitten User ID: 8402108 227455
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"I've made this several times and I LOVE it! I'm on Atkins and it fits in nicely with the low carb diet. I will make this in place of potato salad from now on. I used 3 T of granulated Splenda instead of sugar and used 4 green onions instead of a regular onion.. It tastes good with green or red bell peppers. And I agree with the previous reviewer....a pound of bacon is a lot. I used 8 striips. I also added appx 2/3 cup frozen peas. Yum!"

runfast159 User ID: 8322067 224310
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"A delicious salad but a pound of bacon is overkill to me, and I love bacon! I also cut the mayonnaise and sugar in half and it is still a great salad but with a lot less sugar and calories. I add purple cabbage and shredded carrots to mine for some extra color."

maball User ID: 4420592 219354
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"Heaven on earth! I crave this salad every couple months and have to make it! I do lessen the amount of onion. Wonderful."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 79132
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Delicious salad and very quick to make with just a few ingredients."

ruthjoe User ID: 1058746 131577
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2012

"Very good salad! I used colby-jack cheese, red onion and 2 tablespoons sugar."

eadsaz User ID: 2181464 130400
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"Delicious. Everytime I make this I use a different cheese, our favorite is with Hot Pepper cheese. The whole family loves this salad."

lareeone User ID: 2203881 57979
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"What a tasty side dish and not difficult to make at all. I can't wait to take this to the next family cookout. Thankyou so much for sharing this recipe."

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