Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

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A package of shredded cabbage and carrots really cuts down on prep time for this coleslaw recipe. It's great for potlucks or to serve to your family on a busy weeknight. —Renee Endress, Galva, Illinois
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 283 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For a change of pace, try this recipe with broccoli slaw mix.
  • Greek yogurt can be used instead of sour cream for less fat and more protein.
  • If you like your coleslaw tart, add 1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice or maybe even a julienned Granny Smith apple.
  • Originally published as Creamy Coleslaw in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p16

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    anneconn4 User ID: 8388201 264903
    Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

    "Five star when I added about 2 tbs cider vinegar."

    [email protected] User ID: 1202636 260390
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

    "Super quick and easy. Makes cole slaw interesting and zippy. I did not have any sour cream and used just mayonnaise and it was still good"

    Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 252817
    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

    "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.

    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

    Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 249127
    Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

    "what is ground mustard please? I have dried mustard powder and mustard with mustard seeds. is either one correct?"

    KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 249108
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

    "Yes, a splash of vinegar and this turned out just right!"

    salisuz User ID: 8868466 248733
    Reviewed May. 28, 2016

    "> 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)"

    MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 246812
    Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

    "Delicious! I have made it with only mayo when I haven't had sour cream in the refrigerator."

    jujumcG User ID: 8066048 244913
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

    "Love this I add lemon juice"

    buffetfan User ID: 4035139 236306
    Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

    "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."

    PageRD User ID: 5881442 229824
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

    "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."

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