Cracked Out Broccoli Salad (Low-Carb/Keto-Friendly)

Cracked Out Broccoli Salad – A great make-ahead side dish with only 4 ingredients! Fresh broccoli florets tossed with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Even broccoli haters love this quick side dish! Great for summer potlucks. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. Gluten-free, low-carb & keto-friendly! #lowcarb #glutenfree #keto #broccoli #cheese #bacon #ranch

"Cracked Out" Broccoli Salad - fresh broccoli florets tossed with Cheddar, Bacon and Ranch - even broccoli haters love this quick side dish! Great for summer potlucks. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

We are in love with this “Cracked Out” Broccoli Salad!! We can’t get enough of it. Cheddar, bacon, Ranch and Broccoli – I mean, how could we not love this quick side dish?!!?!! Even broccoli hates love this salad.

What does Cracked Out mean? When a recipe is cracked out has the combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch in it. The phrase comes from our famous Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a tailgate and we couldn’t stop eating it. Someone said “This stuff is like crack.” and the name stuck.

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How to Make Broccoli Salad with Ranch

This side dish is super easy to make. Simply toss together chopped broccoli, cheddar, cheese, bacon, and ranch dressing. Pop the salad in the refrigerator and serve.

  • I used a package of pre-chopped broccoli florets in this recipe.
  • I used precooked bacon in this dish. It is such a time saver!
  • You can substitute turkey bacon for the pork bacon,
  • You can use any flavor of Ranch dressing. I like to use the spicy ranch sometimes.
  • Here is the link to our Homemade Outback Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • Can Broccoli Salad be made in advance? Yes! You can make this the day before you are serving it and it will taste fine.
  • How long does Broccoli Salad keep in the refrigerator? This will keep 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator. We ate this a couple of days in a row with lunch and dinner.
  • Is Cracked Out Broccoli Salad gluten-free? Yes! I used Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and it is gluten-free.
  • Is Cracked Out Broccoli Salad low-carb/keto-friendly? Yes! I make my own ranch if I want a low-carb/keto-friendly dish.
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Great Side Dish for a Potluck

This is a great side dish for a potluck or cookout. The recipe is easy to double, triple or quadruple for a crowd. This goes with everything – chicken, pork, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and even steaks! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this 4-Ingredient Salad:

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Cracked Out Broccoli Salad

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
"Cracked Out" Broccoli Salad – A great make-ahead side dish with only 4 ingredients! Fresh broccoli florets tossed with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Even broccoli haters love this quick side dish! Great for summer potlucks. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. #broccoli #cheese #bacon #ranch

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-oz) package broccoli florets
  • ½ cup Ranch dressing
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Instructions:

  • Mix together all ingredients, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes:

  • I used a package of pre-chopped broccoli florets in this recipe.
  • I used precooked bacon in this dish. It is such a time saver!
  • You can substitute turkey bacon for the pork bacon,
  • You can use any flavor of Ranch dressing. I like to use the spicy ranch sometimes.
  • Here is the link to our Homemade Outback Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • You can make this the day before you are serving it and it will taste fine.
  • This will keep 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator. We ate this a couple of days in a row with lunch and dinner.
  • For a gluten-free dish, use a gluten-free Ranch dressing such as Hidden Valley Ranch.
  • For a low-carb/keto-friendly dish, use a low-carb ranch dressing. I make my own ranch if I want a low-carb/keto-friendly dish.

Steph

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  1. Sorry for my English. Do you cook the broccoli or is the broccoli in your package cooked? Greetings from Hamburg.

  2. This looks so easy, and when you love all the ingredients…well it's just gotta be good! Perfect for this weekend

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