Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Bacon Broccoli Salad

I love side dishes that can be prepared ahead of time! I love to host BBQ’s and this is always a big hit with my guests. You can prepare this up to 2 days before serving! That means you have more time to enjoy your guests. A BBQ should be a stress free gathering with friends and family. If you prepare Bacon Broccoli Salad, my Not Your Mamas Potato Salad, smoked pork BBQ made with my homemade BBQ RUB, The Bomb BBQ Sauce, and add a handful of close friends, you have the recipe for a great backyard BBQ! Add some Divine Lemon Cookies and your guests may never leave! Build a fire in the backyard and play a couple rounds of “Mafia”. Sounds like a perfect evening to me!

Bacon Broccoli Salad


  • 2 bunches fresh broccoli, washed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Directions: In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup mayonnaise with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Set aside. In a large bowl combine broccoli, onion and dried cranberries. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the broccoli mixture, stirring well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving stir the mixture again and sprinkle bacon bits over the top. Serve Cold.

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