Amish Broccoli Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: May. 03, 2023
This pretty Amish broccoli salad always gets rave reviews when Mom serves it. She fixes it the night before so that the creamy sweet dressing marinates the vegetables.
Amish Broccoli Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower and bacon. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and salt. Pour over salad and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Stir in the cheese.
Amish Broccoli Salad Tips

How can you make Amish broccoli salad your own?

There are several ways to customize this Amish broccoli salad recipe. Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to your liking, and increase or decrease the amount of sauce or top. You could also use a spicier shredded cheese instead of cheddar, and add a crunchy topping.

Can you make Amish broccoli salad ahead of time?

You absolutely can! It's the perfect make-ahead recipe. Make it at least 1 day in advance—some say the longer it sits in the fridge, the better it tastes!

What can you serve with Amish broccoli salad?

Pressure-cooker andouille lentil chili or a grilled cheese melt are perfect options to serve with this Amish broccoli salad.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 345 calories, 32g fat (9g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.