MARTIE’S BROCCOLI SALAD WITH BACON AND CHEESE

by Sheryl

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Additional: 1 hour 5 mins | Total: 1-hour 35mins | Servings: 12 | Yield: 12 servings

This easy broccoli and bacon salad with cheddar cheese and sweet dressing surely is a crowd-pleaser. So good even your picky eaters will never turn their back. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, and get together. The healthy, fantastic side that your whole family will love and enjoy. Simple, not fussy, and always a huge hit!

Ingredients

1-pound bacon
1 head broccoli, or more to taste
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup golden raisins
1 (8 ounces) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
¾ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup white sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar

HOW TO MAKE MARTIE’S BROCCOLI SALAD WITH BACON AND CHEESE

Step 1: Cook the bacon on a large skillet over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes until crispy.

Step 2: Place the cooked bacon on a paper towel-lined plate and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 5 minutes to cool.

Step 3: In a mixing bowl, transfer the bacon after crumbling them.

Step 4: In a large mixing bowl, place the broccoli that you cut in blossoms. Add the chopped onion followed by the Cheddar cheese, raisins, and crumbled bacon. Mix well.

Step 5: Mix the vinegar, mayonnaise, and sugar in a small mixing bowl until incorporated. Stir this in the broccoli and bacon mixture until everything is completely coated.

Step 6: Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy!

Notes:

1. In place of black raisins, use golden Thompson raisins instead if available.

2. Substitute mayonnaise with Miracle whip if desired.

3. Shred or cut into dices the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 310.6 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 38.5mg 13% DV; sodium 491mg 20% DV

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