Creamy Broccoli Bacon and Cheddar Salad

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A delicious broccoli salad full of bacon, cheddar, and almonds. The creamy dressing on top is sweet and tangy and AMAZING!

creamy broccoli salad in a white bowl.

I told you in my last post when I made Broccoli Apple Salad, that we are obsessed with broccoli. It is our favorite vegetable in our house. I recently discovered at Costco that they have big bags of broccoli florets. Prepare for Broccoli salad overload!

As soon as I made the Broccoli Apple Salad, it became an instant favorite. It quickly became popular with the readers and they loved it and raved about it as well. I knew that I wanted to make another but make it a little more savory this time.

Thats right. I added bacon. Your welcome! 🙂

Broccoli salad ingredients.

Bacon makes everything better and it was just what this salad needed! I also added cheddar cheese cubes, red onions and sliced almonds. I couldn’t get over how amazing the result was! So many delicious flavors and textures were combined in this salad.

Creamy broccoli salad in a white bowl.

I had to stick with the same dressing that I used for the other Broccoli Salad because it really is incredible! There is just something about it that makes the flavor of this salad so delicious. It just coats all of the salad ingredients so perfectly giving it a sweet and tangy flavor.

You guys are going to love this salad and it will become a hit wherever you take it!

creamy broccoli salad in a white bowl.

Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Salad

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A delicious broccoli salad full of bacon, cheddar, and almonds.  The creamy dressing on top is sweet and tangy and AMAZING!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese cut into small cubes
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and broken
  • 1/4 cup almonds sliced

Creamy Dressing:

  • ½ cup lite mayonnaise
  • ½ cup greek yogurt low fat
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl combine broccoli, , red onion, cheddar cheese, bacon, and almonds.

To make the dressing:

  • Whisk together mayonnaise, greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.


Serves: 6

Calories411kcal (21%)Carbohydrates14g (5%)Protein19g (38%)Fat32g (49%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Cholesterol63mg (21%)Sodium706mg (29%)Potassium495mg (14%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar6g (7%)Vitamin A1034IU (21%)Vitamin C93mg (113%)Calcium358mg (36%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli salad, creamy broccoli cheddar bacon salad
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. What modifications do you recommend as we don’t like yogurt. Otherwise looks delicious. Would sour cream mix with mayonnaise?

  2. I have been making this salad for ages, but one thing I add is cauliflower .
    Half & half cauliflower and broccoli and I shed the cheddar cheese.. The rest is the same……….
    Mmmm good… we can’t get enough!!!

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