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The Best Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe

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Have you been craving something a little different in the recipe inventory? If you’re tired of the same old recipes in your house, then you need to make The Best Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe. Everyone loves bacon, but you’ve never experienced a recipe quite like this.

It takes the love of bacon to a whole new recipe. It truly spruces up the broccoli too. Non-broccoli lovers beware, you’re about to crossover into loving broccoli.

Best Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe

When you look in your fridge and all you have is bacon and broccoli, you may be wondering what you can make with it. Well, you can make the Best Broccoli Bacon Salad recipe. In no time, you’ll have a crowd-pleaser that gets everyone super excited.

Kitchen Items Needed:

My Broccoli Bacon Salad

I love this salad because I can make it at the last minute with ingredients from my pantry or freezer. It’s all about eating at home and saving money. Let’s keep discovering how you can make this salad right in your own kitchen and have success.

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I also love that this salad uses macaroni. If you are trying to eat healthier and don’t want to mess with the extra carbs, then make sure you give this salad a try!

Step One

After cooking and draining the macaroni, place it in your serving bowl.

Macaroni in bowl

Step Two

Add the chopped onion, cheddar cheese, broccoli, and bacon to the serving bowl.

Combining Ingredients In a Bowl

Step Three

Add the sugar and Miracle Whip or mayonnaise to the bowl.

Mixing up the broccoli salad

Step Four

Mix until thoroughly combined. Serve hot or place in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Broccoli Salad ready to serve

Ready To Serve

It’s ready for lunch or dinner. It’s ready to have you add salt and pepper to taste. If you have time make my easy no-fail dinner rolls try out this recipe too. Linda’s No-Fail Dinner Rolls

Ready to eat on blue and white plate

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 1/2 box of elbow macaroni (cooked and drained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped purple onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon pieces
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. After cooking and draining the macaroni, place it in your serving bowl. Add the chopped onion, cheddar cheese, broccoli, bacon, sugar, and Miracle Whip or mayonnaise. Mix until thoroughly combined. Serve hot or place in the refrigerator and serve cold. Salt and pepper to taste.

How do I store this salad?

Place the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in your refrigerator. Just remember to throw out what you’re not using because it might stink up the fridge since it’s a recipe involving broccoli.

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Can I make this salad the night before?

You can make this salad the night before serving it. If it seems a bit dry, add a little bit of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise to the salad.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing the leftovers because of the mayo or Miracle Whip. I would cut down the recipe instead.

Can I use a different pasta?

Yes, you can. This is a great recipe to make when you have leftover cooked spaghetti or any other pasta for that matter.

Can I substitute the vegetables?

The sky is the limit on substituting vegetables with this salad. You may want to try adding cauliflower, bell peppers, shredded carrots, cucumbers, corn, or chopped radishes. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.

Are you wondering about the broccoli benefits? (One cup raw)

RDA stands for recommended daily allowance.

  • Protein: 2.6 grams
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Vitamin C: 135% of the RDA
  • Vitamin K: 116% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate): 14% of the RDA
  • Potassium: 8% of the RDA

Final Word

There is something awesome when you cook from scratch and eat at home, right? This broccoli bacon salad will be a great dish to take to your next family reunion, Sunday dinner, or a neighborhood party. May God bless this world, Linda

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  1. I will have to try this recipe, I have never had Broccoli salad with macaroni in it. Our
    recipe is totally different.
    This recipe will be good to keep on hand if we have to shelter in place
    because of this virus going around. I am going over everything to make sure I have
    things I need to stay in place for a few weeks up to a month or more. My depression
    recipes might come in handy if I can’t get out. This Dow dropping worries me too.
    I know it goes up and down all the time but I just don’t trust it. Basic simple recipes like this
    one will come in handy.

    1. Hi June, this is exactly why I’m sharing recipes to cook from scratch. Oh, I have got to tell you, I made your zucchini cake recipe, oh my gosh!!! It will be posted in a couple days. It is truly the BEST zucchini cake I have ever tasted. I can’t thank you enough for sharing that recipe. So, watch for your name on the recipe! Love you, Linda

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