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


  • 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


  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*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 546mg23%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 91.1mg110%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.