New Year’s M/M Writer’s Buffet: Pack Worthy Broccoli Salad

When you’re planning a buffet, you have to keep in mind those meat eaters of the bunch, even when you’re in charge of salad. So how do you get your favorite alpha to eat his veggies? Why not put some bacon in it!

My favorite recipe for Broccoli Salad has a bowl full of goodness, including bacon and cheddar cheese! Best part is, you can make it in advance. It only gets better the longer the sauce soaks into all those bits of broccoli!

Image from: Boy Meets Bowl

You can make it even easier by getting one of those little bags of prepared bacon (not the crunchy bacon bits, but the pieces). Gotta be honest though, my crew prefers when I make the bacon myself. Of course they do.

Now doesn’t this just look yummy?

Give this recipe a try and let me know what your pack thinks!

And if your pack is more of the non-meat eating variety, try out this take on the recipe with cranberries and sunflower seeds! Another hit for my crew!

Also, be sure to check out the rest of the rest of the recipes for the New Year’s Progressive Buffet! Leave a comment at each site, and you’ll be entered to win one of three $35 gift cards to the venue of your choice. (Check out the linked post above for full rules!)

Everyone who comments here and leaves their email will be entered to win a free ebook of their choice from my backlist! Winner will be chosen on January 6, 2015 Good luck!

Now there’s a buffet I’d like to take part in!


  1. I'm definitely giving this a try. I love broccoli salad at the salad bar and never realized how easy it would be to make myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The Broccoli Salad looks so easy and I bet it taste just as good. Going to try that out! Thank you for the recipe!


  3. I always enjoy broccoli salad and will have to give your recipe a try. My hubbys a fan of bacon so perhaps this is the way to get him to eat his veggies! Have a happy new year. ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year! amaquilante(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. You had me at cheese. lol This looks like a good recipe to try out.


  6. Have to love bacon on a salad. Thanks for recipe.

  7. This has always been one of my favorite salads, a bit cauliflower added in is good too. YUM!!

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  8. I love Broccoli salad. And the bacon makes this great. I'll have to try it with the cauliflower mixed in like suggested by CBarton. Happy New Year

  9. I've never had a Broccoli salad before. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Happy New Year =)

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  10. not really a fan of broccoli….but it looks colourful 🙂


  11. MMMMMMMMMM….. looks delicious!

  12. Gotta be honest – broccoli and I are not on speaking terms, but it looks like something I could offer broccoli lovers. Your books on the other hand, those I like.

  13. Thanks for the recipe. I'm not a fan of broccoli, but my bf loves it. kissedbymidnight AT gmail DOT com

  14. This salad reminds me of the broccoli salad at Souplantation (West Coast) which is my favorite one there.
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  15. I had a broccoli salad over Christmas that had grapes and toasted almonds-cranberries and sunflower seeds sounds even better. 🙂

  16. I have never had broccoli salad. Looks quite tasty.
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  17. Sounds healthful and delicious!

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  18. That sounds really good. I've not had something like that before, but I love everything in it. Thank you for sharing.

  19. My dad has a recipe like this. I always used to love when he'd make it for potlucks or bbq's. I have a copy but I've never made it, probably because the hubby hates broccoli, but the kids and I all love it, so maybe I should just make it sometime.
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  20. I love this Broccoli Salad recipe, no grapes! I will definitely be trying. Happy New Year!

  21. Wow this sounds tasty. saruby213AtGmailDOTcom

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  23. I think I need to pass this on to my youngest son's lady friend as she loves broccoli and salads of any kind.

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  24. Salads are love! Thanks for the recipes!

  25. I actually use the same recipe for this, I make this all the time.


  26. I love broccoli salad! Thanks for the recipe.
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  27. The broccoli salad looks like something my family would love! Thanks for the post. Happy 2015!

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  28. Another delightful addition to my ever expanding recipe collection.
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  29. What's not to love. Bacon, broccoli, and cheese. Yum!

  30. Oooh! Thanks for the non-meat version! Sounds yummy! (I hope blogger doesn't post multiple copies of this – it was acting wonky when I posted!)

  31. I love tricks to getting more veggies in my diet.

  32. Never heard of broccoli salad!
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