Friday, January 17, 2014

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Salad

Ok raise your hand if you live in the Midwest and are totally over the snow?! I'm assuming all of your hands are up. Sometimes I wish Christmas was in January so that the rest of winter doesn't seem to drag on and on day after day with no end in friggin' site!!!'s not and I will bitterly endure the rest of this season.

One of the things that helps get me through the cold is Game Night! Yes I am 20something, no I don't have any children (YET!), but we still get together with one of my little sisters and her boyfriend every Wednesday for a night full of back stabbing strategy, gossip, laughter, food and fun! In fact, for Christmas this year we both got tons of new games because everyone knows how much we love our game night. I usually cook something and we take turns hosting at each others place. For this week's game night we had potato bacon soup for the main dish and chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I also made a new fun appetizer that I was inspired to make after I went to Ikea with a different sister (I have a ton of sisters so don't worry if you get confused :) earlier this week and saw these:
These cute little crispy cups were just calling out to me to be filled with something delicious! My first thought was whipped cream and chocolate. But, that's super easy and super boring and I wanted to make something I've never made before. And I wanted it to be something light, so a salad popped into my head. I realized I've never made Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Salad before and decided that would be the perfect treat to fill these little bitty cups.

It was so simple to make...cause it was no-bake! Love that! 

 These would be perfect on any Sunday coming up for football parties, too! Or any day of the week for that matter!
2 large broccoli heads, raw, cut into flowerets
4-6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup sugar
1 tbsp white vinegar
20 crispy shells

Stir together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar in a large bowl until well combined. Add in the broccoli, bacon and cheese and mix it all together. Scoop into your little shells (Tostitos scoops work just as great as my shells from Ikea) or onto a plate and enjoy! That's it! Easy Peasy! If you're making for a large group try doubling or tripling the recipe.

Do you still play board games or host a family game night? What are your favorite games to play? I really want to know because we're always looking to add to our collection :)

Thanks for stopping by!

**I linked up to a little claireification, serenity now, the country cook, 733, cornerstone confessions, coastal charm, cedar hill farmhouse, between naps on the porch, huckleberry love, diyhshp


  1. Wow ...they look so good. the new look on your blog.
    Hey, be sure to come by next Tues evening 7pm EST to add this to my blog hop, OK?
    Just pinned it !!!
    Ducks ‘n a Row

  2. These look like a great appetizer for our Super Bowl menu. Thanks for linking up to BOTW party!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

  3. Yum! these look so good. I think they'd be really easy to eat too. I think I've found my new lunch for the week. Thanks for sharing! I'm stopping by from the Monday blog hop. I hope you've had a great weekend.

  4. wow thesd looks so cute.
    Thats a creative way to eat salads.
    stopped by from marvelous monday

  5. YUM, cute and tasty looking! I wish you had a pin it button!

  6. these look so good. Thanks for the recipe

  7. How do your recipes keep getting better? I've read 3 posts and each one looks more delicious than the last! Yummy!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

  8. These look delicious and so simple. I just pinned them. Thanks for sharing.


  9. Looks so delicious and lots of healthy ingredients. Broccoli is such a healthy vegetable that are body needs for good health. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Tasty Tuesday link up! Have a healthy wonderful day!

  10. These look delicious. What's not to like with bacon in it. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend. Hope to see you at the Super Bowl party next week.


  11. Those are PERFECT for the big game! You can sneak in a little bit of veggies to your man that day! Thanks so much for sharing on the PINcentive Party! Pin'ing and sharing =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

  12. We love Broccoli Salad and those mini shells are AMAZING! Oh the possibilities! Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe!

  13. Oh my!! I must make these! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  14. This sure is a cute way to serve broccoli salad.

  15. This looks delicious! Great for parties and entertaining!

  16. These sound so different, and so good. Pinning for sure!

  17. I am raising my hand as a Midwesterner! I have cabin fever and I am sick of looking out the window and white and gray. Your Broccoli salad cups sound awesome and you are right and easy! Great idea. Stopping by from the Wednesday Roudup

  18. So cute in the little individual cups! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now!

  19. What a creative way to serve your broccoli salad. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  20. These look amazing! I love how easy and simple they are. Can't wait to try them out! Pinning :)

  21. Well I am raising my hand because we have had two weeks of cold weather. Its been low 30's to 60's for a couple of weeks and I am done with it. I don't know how you all do it.
    I love the recipe and great pics.
    Thank you for joining us on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

  22. These are great! So easy and would be perfect for a party!
    Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I will be featuring this tomorrow! :)

  23. Pinned! These look like perfect Super Bowl treats. Let me just say, I live in NE Kentucky and I'm SICK of the snow. So are my Chihuahuas :) Found your blog through Weekend Potluck!

  24. I am in northern Ohio and I am so over winter already. I feel like the kids may never have a normal week of school again haha!

    These look really yummy. I am going to add this to my menu plan for next week.

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope to see you again next week!

  25. I just love your shells and this is a great Broccoli Cheddar and Bacon Salad, a great serving idea! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  26. This looks so delicious! Had to stop by and pin for later :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  27. This idea with a crispy cups and broccoli mixture is a prefect thing for a shower or party! im planning to have a shower for my daughter and I love this recipe. there are twp vegetarians and this would be great for them without the meat part... Thanks for coming to my party Maria Host!
    Thanks Maria

  28. Saw your link at Serenity Now and had to come check it out. Anything with cheese in it has my vote! :) (also I'm in the midwest too and this snow can GO BACK TO THE DEVIL. ughhhh)

    1. HAHA your comment made my day...just had to tell you that. Stupid snow!

  29. Love these! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  30. The Tostitos scoops really are an adorable and practical idea for this tasty salad. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

  31. How cute are these???