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Paula Deen's Broccoli Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paula deen's broccoli salad
Servings: 6


  • large mixing bowl


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into very small chunks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 oz bacon pieces


  •  Trim off leaves from broccoli and any dry ends. Remove any tough stalks at end. Wash under cool water thoroughly.
  • Cut broccoli into small bite-sized floret pieces.And finely dice red onion. Cut cheddar cheese into very small chunks.
  • Place in a large bowl. If serving soon, add halved cherry tomatoes, raisins and bacon bits. If serving the next day, hold these items for the freshest result.
  • Add white vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise, stirring well. Cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving, to allow the flavors to meld. And as always, enjoy!