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cheesy broccoli salad with bacon in bowl

Cheesy Broccoli Salad Recipe

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 351kcal
Quick and easy to make and loaded with fresh ingredients, this cheesy broccoli salad is all kinds of delicious. It's a great side for BBQs and pot lucks and will work great with all your favorite meals.
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  • 1 head broccoli cut into 1 ½-inch pieces (about 2 cups broccoli)
  • ½ orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • ½ medium carrot diced small
  • ½ cup frozen sweet peas
  • cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheese cubed
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon for garnish optional


  • Cut up the broccoli, bell pepper, celery, peas, carrot and red onion and put them in a salad bowl.
  • Add the dried cranberries.
  • Cube the cheese.
  • Mix together the mayonnaise, red wine vinegar and sugar.
  • Mix the vegetables, dried cranberries, cheese, and mayonnaise mixture together.
  • Garnish with bacon (optional) and serve.


  • Cut the veggies into small and even pieces so that everything combines evenly.
  • I prefer to use a full fat mayonnaise, but you can use a low fat one.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2120IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1mg