This scrumptious salad is the best tasting broccoli salad, and the dressing really makes it.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble when cooled.

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  • Mix bacon, broccoli, onion, and mozzarella cheese in a bowl.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl until sugar dissolves and dressing is smooth; pour over broccoli mixture. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; 22.9 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 527 mg sodium. 15.2 g carbohydrates; 11.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
I love broccoli salad but have never had it with Mozzarella cheese gives a nice mild creaminess to the salad. I used part skim Moz. and an 8oz. chunk shredded yielded about a cup and half of cheese. I had two heads of broccoli so not sure if that was a pound or not. The dressing was pretty good and not as vinegary as other dressings tend to be I just added the sugar until it reached my sweet preference just a bit under the amount called for and I added in a few grinds of black pepper. I've learned over the years when you make a broccoli salad make it several hours before serving so the broccoli has time to absorb the dressing the longer the better if you want crispy bacon just wait and toss it in later. This salad is good enough for company and will be in my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
I love broccoli salad but have never had it with Mozzarella cheese gives a nice mild creaminess to the salad. I used part skim Moz. and an 8oz. chunk shredded yielded about a cup and half of cheese. I had two heads of broccoli so not sure if that was a pound or not. The dressing was pretty good and not as vinegary as other dressings tend to be I just added the sugar until it reached my sweet preference just a bit under the amount called for and I added in a few grinds of black pepper. I've learned over the years when you make a broccoli salad make it several hours before serving so the broccoli has time to absorb the dressing the longer the better if you want crispy bacon just wait and toss it in later. This salad is good enough for company and will be in my recipe box. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
I love broccoli salad but have never had it with Mozzarella cheese gives a nice mild creaminess to the salad. I used part skim Moz. and an 8oz. chunk shredded yielded about a cup and half of cheese. I had two heads of broccoli so not sure if that was a pound or not. The dressing was pretty good and not as vinegary as other dressings tend to be I just added the sugar until it reached my sweet preference just a bit under the amount called for and I added in a few grinds of black pepper. I've learned over the years when you make a broccoli salad make it several hours before serving so the broccoli has time to absorb the dressing the longer the better if you want crispy bacon just wait and toss it in later. This salad is good enough for company and will be in my recipe box. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2013
I omitted the sugar and instead used one packet of Truvia. I did add a few spices to the dressing to jazz it up a bit (dill weed dried chives onion/garlic powder celery salt little hot sauce fresh ground pepper). Very nice broccoli salad. The longer it sits the better it gets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2017
I am sorry I ever found this recipe. The first time I made it I took it to work for a pot luck. Now this is all they ever want me to bring. So much for taking a bag of chips or some buns. That will never happen again. My bowl is almost always the only one that's empty and I at least double the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2014
Excellent!!! I have made this several times for parties and have come home empty! No leftovers. Only thing I don't add is the onions I also have used fresh mozzarella cheese in the past but the shredded works great too! Great ANYTIME salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2014
Best broccoli salad EVER!! I like to shred some of the broccoli and add to the mix as well. I've been making this at least once a week since I found this recipe. My 2 year old LOVES it too!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2018
This is just what I needed in my life! Added tomatoes small cubes of sharp cheddar cheese and had a fork full of creamy goodness. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2015
Great recipe have made it a few times & it's always been a hit! I used aged cheddar instead of mozzarella because it's what I had in the fridge & it was still fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2015
I love this recipe! Sometimes I will add red globe grapes or Craisins for a little more color and a nice surprising sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2018
I have made this many times. Even better the next day. Read More