broccoli pasta salad recipe

Broccoli Pasta Salad

Simple recipe for Broccoli Pasta Salad with broccoli, grapes, rotini pasta and a slightly sweet dressing over everything. Easy to make and always loved!


broccoli pasta salad recipe

Prep time: 15 min  |  Cook time: 10 min  |  Total: 25 min



1 cup chopped Pecans (optional)

Rotini Pasta (16 ounces)

1 lb fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces

1 cup mayo

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup red onions, diced

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 cups red grapes, cut in half or fourths

8 bacon slices, cooked and torn in small pieces


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour the chopped pecan pieces onto a sheet pan and arrange in a single layer. Cook for 5-10 minutes until slightly darker in color. Set aside.

2. Boil pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside to cool.

3. Cut the broccoli into smaller, bite size pieces. Dice red onion and set aside. Cut grapes into half or fourths.

4. In a medium size bowl, combine the mayo, sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, and red onion. Stir together until smooth.

5. In a large bowl, add the cooked pasta, broccoli, grapes, pecans, and bacon. Pour the dressing over top and mix everything together to make sure everything is covered in the dressing. Serve and enjoy!


*To store- place in an airtight container and place in the fridge. Will be good for 4-5 days*