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Easy Bacon Broccoli Salad with cheddar

Easy Bacon Broccoli Pasta Salad

The pasta is balanced perfectly by a generous presence of crunchy, raw, bite-sized broccoli florets. The two are tossed with coarsely grated Cheddar cheese and a simple, creamy dressing made flavourful by crunchy bacon, mayonnaise, and red onion.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 461 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ditalini pasta cooked to al dente according to package directions
  • 2 broccoli crowns cut into bite sized florets
  • 12 ounces to 1 pound package of bacon cooked to chewy-crisp, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small red onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to meld in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but up to 3 days before serving. Stir gently before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Bacon Broccoli Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 546mg 23%
Potassium 486mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 110.4%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.