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.
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!
After cooking and draining the macaroni, place it in your serving bowl.
Add the chopped onion, cheddar cheese, broccoli, and bacon to the serving bowl.
Add the sugar and Miracle Whip or mayonnaise to the bowl.
Mix until thoroughly combined. Serve hot or place in the refrigerator and serve cold.
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
Broccoli Bacon Salad
- 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
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.
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
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