We microwave the broccoli for about half the suggested time so it maintains its texture in the salad. This dish can be made a day ahead.
Place broccoli package in microwave; microwave at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes.
Combine cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and cream cheese in a large bowl. Add broccoli, onion, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic), stirring to combine. Sprinkle with almonds.
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