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Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

You will find this Creamy Broccoli Salad loaded with bacon, red onion, cheese, and a delicious dressing. It’s a perfect side dish for any meal and also great for summer potlucks and bbqs.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Jen


  • 1 lb Broccoli chopped
  • 12 slices thick cut Bacon diced and cooked
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Red Onion diced
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Kernels or Craisins (optional)


  • Place broccoli, onion, bacon and sunflower kernels in a large bowl
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, mayo, vinegar, hot water, salt and pepper. Whisk until blended.
  • Pour this over the broccoli and stir to combine.
  • Chill for an hour before serving.