Recipe By Mark Simma
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 305.6

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 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.
  2. 2 Mix bacon, broccoli, onion, and mozzarella cheese in a bowl.
  3. 3 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

  • Calories 305.6
  • Carbohydrate 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol 32.4 mg
  • Fat 22.9 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.8 g
  • Sodium 527.2 mg
  • Sugar 10.3 g


  1. Awesome
  2. 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.
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. I love this recipe! Sometimes I will add red globe grapes or Craisins for a little more color and a nice surprising sweetness.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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 - Read more ...

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