Go Back
+ servings
broccoli salad with cheese, bacon, and cranberries in a white bowl

Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese

This Easy Broccoli Salad is made with real bacon bits and cheese. This classic and old fashioned dish is served cold and is definitely a crowd pleaser for the summer months. Feel free to toss in cauliflower! 
Course lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli salad, broccoli salad with bacon, broccoli salad with bacon and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 391kcal




  • Slice the broccoli florets into thin slices.
  • Combine the mayo, sweetener, apple cider, vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste and then combine it with the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix well.
  • Cover and chill the salad for at least one hour.



  • If you prefer a less sweet broccoli salad, start with 1 tablespoon of sweetener. Taste repeatedly and add more as needed. 2 tablespoons of sweetener along with the apple cider vinegar will produce a sweet and savory salad.
  • 1 cup of mayo will make this a creamy salad. If you prefer less creamy, start with 1/2 - 3/4 cup of mayo. Add additional mayo as necessary.
  • You can substitute mayo for plain Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Broccoli salad will last covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Makes 6-7 cups


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 37g