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Easy Amish Broccoli Salad With Bacon

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Amish Broccoli Salad has such a crunchy and creamy goodness. The fresh broccoli, mixed with cheese, bacon and boiled egg is combined with a creamy, slightly sweet dressing.

amish broccoli salad in a white dish with red checked napkin

This easy homemade broccoli salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or picnic.  The fresh taste is amazing and a welcome alternative to the many heavy food recipes usually offered at a cookout.  Quick to make at the last minute, this vegetable dish also is a great choice for a family meal. 

What You Will Love About This Easy Broccoli Recipe

  • Simple and quick to make
  • Few ingredients that you will likley have on hand
  • Stores well
  • Can make ahead
broccoli salad with bacon on a white plate

Ingredients Needed to Make This Amish Salad

  • Mayonaisse- Use a good quality mayonaisse. It does make a difference. I love Dukes Mayonaisse. I think it was originally a southern brand but available nationally now.
  • Granulated Sugar
  • White Vinegar
  • Broccoli- (cut into bite size pieces) Make sure it is fresh and crisp
  • Red Onion
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese- I like the extra sharp cheese but you can use the mild if you like
  • Sunflower Kernals- These add an extra nice crunch to this Amish Broccoli Salad
  • Bacon- (cooked and crumbled) The smoky flavor really enhances the flavor
  • Boiled Eggs (chopped)
amish broccoli salad ingredients

How to Make Amish Broccoli Salad

  • Using a whisk, combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar until smooth to make the dressing
  • In a separate bowl, combine the broccoli pieces, onion, cheese, sunflower seeds, bacon pieces, chopped eggs and cheddar cheese.
  • Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir until well-coated
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving
broccoli salad with bacon process

Suggested Additions

  • Raisins are a nice addition to this recipe. Gives a little extra sweetness.
  • Try adding some chopped fresh cauliflower. Cauliflower is an often added addition and adds to the nutritional value. You can either make a larger amount of the dressing or reduce the broccoli amount to assure good dressing to salad ratio.
  • Asparagus, chopped in small pieces, is also a nice touch to this salad.
  • Shredded carrots will add a bit of extra sweetness.
  • Rememember, when adding any extra vegetables, to increase your dressing amount.

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Can I use a substitute for the mayonnaise

Yes. Try substituting Greek Yogurt. Adds a nice tang to the recipe and lowers the calories in the dish.

How long can I store leftovers of the Amish Broccoli Salad

Leftovers can be stored, covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

bowl of broccoli salad with red check napkin

Amish Broccoli Salad

Crunchy, tender broccoli florets, covered with a creamy cheese and bacon infused sauce.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amish,broccoli,salad,bacon,boiled eggs,cheddar cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 554kcal


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 heads broccoli (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • 5 strips bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs (chopped)


  • Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar until well combined. Set aside.
  • Stir together the broccoli, red onion, cheddar cheese, sunflower kernels, bacon, and eggs in a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir until all the broccoli is coated.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1612IU | Vitamin C: 183mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 3mg

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