This is a fast and easy recipe for the classic broccoli and bacon salad.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the bacon, broccoli, cheese, raisins, onion and sunflower seeds.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the creamy salad dressing and sugar. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

367.4 calories; protein 10.7g 22% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 23.5g 36% DV; cholesterol 36.4mg 12% DV; sodium 615.8mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This was a super hit at Thanksgiving dinner. I used a sunflower seed based "Salad Fixins" instead of just sunflower seeds and canned bacon bits. Could not have been better... EVERYONE wanted the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2007
Good but not great. I expected more after reading all the glowing reviews. The taste was similar to a Waldorf salad which I thought too sweet for the broccoli. Read More
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134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
This was a super hit at Thanksgiving dinner. I used a sunflower seed based "Salad Fixins" instead of just sunflower seeds and canned bacon bits. Could not have been better... EVERYONE wanted the recipe! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2004
This recipe was very yummy! I used real bacon instead of bacon bits. I also only used 2/3 cup mayo with 1/3 cup water added to it. This cut down the fat/calories and it tasted great. I've recommended this recipe to many friends. It's great!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2006
Good salad Kathy and it makes such an easy and yummy lunch. I used red wine vinegar slivered almonds and left out the bacon because it does get soft after a few hours. What a great way to eat broccoli! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2007
This recipe is a meal in itself what with all the protein in bacon cheese and sunflower seeds! The raisins and sugar make it very sweet. The red onion adds zip. The only noticeable absence is that there is no vinegar in this recipe which would have been an improvement. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
A popular favorite in our extended family--I just got another request to bring some to Christmas Eve dinner. To speed prep I use packaged shredded broccoli and then toss in small florets. I almost always doubel the recipe (get a big bowl!) Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
To die for!! We all loved this very much! Everyone just went on and on and on and on. I highly recommend this one!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
very tasty very quickly prepared - we added 1/4 cup dried pineapple bits/pieces..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Looked everywhere for this recipe! Tried others but this one is the best! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2004
Wonderful. I made this for a picnic. Travels well and the size of the pieces made it very easy to eat. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2007
Good but not great. I expected more after reading all the glowing reviews. The taste was similar to a Waldorf salad which I thought too sweet for the broccoli. Read More
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