Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
- 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1. Place coleslaw mix in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir until blended. Pour over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
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3/4 cup: 283 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Creamy Coleslaw
"Five star when I added about 2 tbs cider vinegar."
"Creamy indeed. I love the slightly sharp edge that the Sour cream adds to this recipe. It seems to lighten up the heaviness that Mayonnaise can sometimes add to a recipe. Due to health issues I did not use any salt at all. I used Celery Seed, and I cut back on the sugar. And to liven it up even more some Cider Vinegar. Some freshly grinded Black Pepper completes this tasty side dish. One of our favorites during the summer. I know my family is really going to enjoy this one. Its a keeper.JanieTaste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"
"what is ground mustard please? I have dried mustard powder and mustard with mustard seeds. is either one correct?"
"Yes, a splash of vinegar and this turned out just right!"
"> I used to work the salad bar at ryan's - we used the simple ingredients (buttermilk, mayo, sugar - mixed together and poured across the cole slaw mixture! we used this combo dressing for many of the other fruit salads and broccoli & cauliflower salad & carrot and raisin salad! when making dressing... 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup mayo (kraft or duke's or sauer's) and 3/4 cup of sugar... NO salt is added (u get to do that u eat it)"
"Delicious! I have made it with only mayo when I haven't had sour cream in the refrigerator."
"Love this I add lemon juice"
"This was a really good slaw but like some other reviewers noted, it did need a bit of vinegar. I added 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar and the flavor elevated. At first I thought it was a lot of mayo and sour cream for only one package of slaw mix but it was the right amount. Before you combine the dressing and slaw, taste to adjust flavor to your tastes. I also added black pepper, just because I like pepper! As a Volunteer Field Editor I recommend this recipe."
"I really love creamy, mayo based cole slaw. This one has a great mix of sweet and sour, although a bit of vinegar might add a little acid to accentuate the flavor. I made it for guests and they all loved it."
"I have never really been a "coleslaw" person, but my entire family loves this recipe and so do I!!"
"To make this a "one disher" versus two dishes, I made the dressing first, in a Rubbermaid type container, then added the cabbage mixture. I can flip it every so often in the fridge til dinner time, instead of stirring it.I've made it several times since then, and we've enjoyed it. We enjoy a hint of vinegar (lime juice, or other acidic) to cut down on the overall sweetness, so I did add that, in the additional makings. I also cut down on the sugar ever so slightly (personal preference, not the recipe's fault).To make the slaw the star, we make tortillas on these hot summer nights, using this slaw, a tortilla wrap, and leftover grilled pork (though shrimp, fish, or chicken are all okay, too).Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sorry I did make the modifications, so it isn't really the original, but, I hate doing dishes, so, I try to conserve whenever possible."
"Very easy to fix and good to eat. Using coleslaw mix really cuts down on prep time."
"This is a great recipe especially for the appealing "stick to veg" texture of dressing. If thinner is preferred, spruce up with either cider vinegar, or buttermilk or a splash of pineapple juice! It's all good!!"
"I love this recipe....after having it sit in fridge for couple of hours I add more coleslaw too. It is the best recipe I have found .....definitely a 5 star recipe."
"Loved this dish . I did shred my own cabbage and added a little onion, green pepper, carrot and 1/8 tsp white pepper. Also substituted Splenda for the sugar. This deserves a 5-star review!!!!... Next time I make this dish, I will either make less dressing or add more cabbage as it is a little "heavy on the sauce"."
"The flavor is good, but the texture/consistency of the dressing is too thick. Coleslaw dressing is typically more drippy or runny. Since this is a mayonnaise/sour cream base, it's the same base that's used in veggie or chip dips (thick). This recipe will do until I find a more traditional one."
"Great Recipe! Made this last night, very easy & yummy! For health reasons, used light mayo & sour cream, followed the recipe exactly. Will never buy ready made coleslaw again!Thank you for sharing your recipe."
"This coleslaw recipe was excellent! rave reviews at dinner! I had a 32 oz. bag of the shredded cabbage which is over double the recipe and decided not to double the dressing mix to cut on calories and after the slaw sat for awhile and I stirred it occasionally the cabbage shrinks and there was plenty of dressing for me. I am watching my calories and did not change the dressing part. Hellman's is my favorite mayo. I did add craisins also and it was great! Thank you for sharing!"
"YUMMY!! I didn't have celery salt, so I used celery seed also. The mix of mayo & sour cream did it, Perfect!!"
"This recipe is Amazing!!! Been using it for years. Haven't came across another one yet that tops it. Thank you for sharing it. Everybody I serve it to loves it! Didn't change a thing or add anything to the recipe. It's perfect as is!"
"In my entire life, I have never been able to make coleslaw and actually have it come out good despite having tried just about every recipe on the planet. I decided to give it one last ditch effort and all I can say is, this TO DIE FOR!!! It has the perfect creaminess and balance of tastes for us - thank you so much, Renee, for saving me from ever having to buy supermarket coleslaw again!"
"I try to watch my salt intake so instead celery salt I used celery seed. Other than that no changes. Delicious!"
"Recently moved away from NYC. Missing good deli salads. This coleslaw recipe was just perfect. Rave reviews from the entire family!"
"This is, hands down, the best coleslaw recipe I've eve made! Didn't change a thing except that my daughter actually liked it!"
"I have been making a form of this recipe for years - without the salts. Doesn't need it with the mayo and prepared mustard. Also I thinly slice celery into it."
"I made this yesterday and it is DELICIOUS! A friend of mine stopped by our house today and tried it, she loved it too and demanded the recipe. I added a little extra celery salt, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. I also wasn't sure which type of mayo to use, so I used half Hellmans and half Miracle whip. It was simply AMAZING!"
"This is the best coleslaw recipe I have ever made. I did shred my own cabbage and carrots, but otherwise, I followed the directions exactly. I was amazed that it was so good, as I have tried other recipes I did not care for, and even some restaurants don't make it well. This is a keeper!"
"Have made this for years..but cut the mayo to 1/3 cup and add 3 or 4 Tb of vinegar, cut sugar to 1Tb"
"Our favorite coleslaw recipe!"
"Looks yummy and healthy food...good idea"
"Super easy and turns out great every time."
"Very easy and delicious. Family loved it. Will be making this regularly :)"
"What kind of seasoned salt do you use?"
"Very good and simple."
"This is GREAT!"
"I have made this several times and it is delicious. Never any leftovers."
"So simple and everyone should have all ingredients in their pantry. It's delish!"
"best coleslaw in the world wouldn't change a thing on it easy to make"
"I felt it was somewhat bland. I added celery seed and a splash of apple cider vinegar and that made it much better. It's a keeper."
"We thought it was rather bland. For leftovers, I add some shredded cheddar cheese & that improved the flavor a little. Needs celery seed, green pepper, onion, or some other add-ins."
"This is the best coleslaw that I've ever had & I made it! So very tasty & creamy."
"This is my go-to recipe for coleslaw. Haven't found another one better. Have been making this recipe for years!"
"This is so easy and delicious! I added one half chopped green apple. Thanks for sharing - it is one of my family's favorites!"
"This is the slaw recipe I've been looking for...fantastic!"
"FINALLY! I've tried so many times to find a coleslaw recipe that would win my husband's approval. He said this was perfect!"
"Very good! I didn't have the celery salt, but it was good without it. I also added one chopped green apple for extra crunch and "sour" flavor. My husband said it was a keeper! Thanks for sharing!"
"Been looking for a great slaw recipe for long time - found it! A local BBQ restaurant makes delicious slaw and this recipe is almost identical. I did not use pre-packaged slaw mix; used small head of cabbage & few small carrots. This will now be my "go-to" slaw recipe!"
"I have made this recipe often and always get requests for the recipe and the family loves it too. This is now the only recipe I use for coleslaw. It is perfect and so good. The only change is I use two bags of slaw mix."
"I cut the sugar by at least half, and cut my own vegetables. Other than that, this recipe is basically excellent and very tasty and easy!"
"This is an excellent recipe. I have tried a lot of others. My family loved it. Will make again."
"I personally felt it was too rich and that it needed more of an acid, so with a little bit of apple cider vinegar it turned out great."
"I sub. plain yogurt for sour cream since is what I had on hand. All family said they would have never guessed it had yogurt in it. Tangy, but not sour. Better than Colonel Sanders!"
"didnt like the taste was kinda blaw"
"This is the best coleslaw that I've ever tasted and that includes all the restaurant slaws. I always make it the day before I'm serving it. Then right before serving, I drain it well. I've used this recipe dozens of times and have gotten dozens of compliments. Excellent recipe!"
"I used a bag of brocolli coleslaw this time and it worked just as well. Very versatile dressing"
"This is the best homemade coleslaw I have ever eaten. It is now a family favorite."
"So good and so easy! Love it! :)"
"Basic coleslaw recipe at it's best. Simple assembly, perfect balance of sweetness."
"I used celery seed instead, added some grated carrot to add color. Doubled recipe for large head of cabbage since we like real creamy. This recipe beats my mother's recipe and I always loved her slaw!"
"Sometimes coleslaw is too sweet and sometimes it's too tart. This is a good balance. I used celery seeds instead of the celery salt because I like them. A keeper."
"My husband and family just love this cole slaw recipe. After making it the first time, we decided to add 2 bags of cole slaw instead of just 1 and it is even better. We will be making it all summer for BBQ's!"
"This is a great dressing recipe for this type of coleslaw. Will be making this often in the future."
"Loved the creaminess! Next time I'll add a little kick - maybe horseradish!"
"I accidently used red wine vinegar instead of cider but it's awesome anyway! Will be great with steak!"
"Delicious and sooo quick!"
"forgot to add the 5 stars."
"Excellent! I added chopped green onions.mmmm"
"Good coleslaw, but nothing fantastic. A lot of cholesterol and fat in one serving! I prefer my old recipe with apple cider vinegar instead. easy to make if time is tight. I substituted freshly cut cabbage and carrot instead of slaw mix."
"This is a really good slaw recipe. I don't usually like a creamy dressing. Sometimes I make the dressing and instead of mixing it with the cabbage I slice cucumbers and onions and put the dressing on that. Very good, try it!"
"I love this recipe and I usually don't rate recipes but this one is a 5 STARS in my book"
"This is the best coleslaw recipe - and so easy! I have requests for it every time I make it and take it somewhere."
"Very good basic slaw dressing without an overpowering flavor of mayo or vinegar. I left out the celery salt because I didn't have any."
"The best coleslaw I ever made..... creamy and sweet!"
"We love this coleslaw.I've tried other recipes but keep coming back to this one."
"I don't even like most coleslaw but I love this one."
"Love this coleslaw. It's my go to recipe. I always add a little red onion and sometimes celery or red pepper as well."
"Very Very Good!! I make it all the time now!"
"This coleslaw is sooo good! It was a hit with all of my friends. Because of the variety of spices this coleslaw was fresh and tasty."
"This was so fresh and tasty! I will never buy store-made coleslaw again. I reduced the amount of sugar by half and added a half teaspoon of dillweed for taste and appearance."
"This coleslaw was very tasty! Because of a low sodium diet, i did not add the seasoned salt or the celery salt and it still tasted delicious. Thanks for the recipe."