Martie's Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheese


This broccoli salad recipe is from my mother-in-law Martie and is always a crowd pleaser at family events and church picnics. The combination of bacon, cheese, and raisins gives it a sweet and salty taste.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 1 head broccoli, or more to taste

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 cup golden raisins

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Let cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Crumble into a small bowl.

  2. Cut broccoli into florets, dice up the stems, and put all into a large bowl. Mix in onion. Add raisins and Cheddar cheese. Stir in crumbled bacon.

  3. Combine mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour over broccoli mixture. Mix until completely covered. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use black Thompson raisins instead of golden.

Substitute Miracle Whip(R) for mayonnaise if preferred.

Dice Cheddar cheese instead of shredding, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
23g Fat
18g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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