Creamy Coleslaw

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 21, 2023
For me, this is the best coleslaw recipe because a package of shredded cabbage and carrots really cuts down on prep time. This creamy coleslaw recipe is great for potlucks or to serve to your family on a busy weeknight. —Renee Endress, Galva, Illinois


  • 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.
Creamy Coleslaw Tips

How do you make coleslaw mix from scratch?

A 14-oz. package of coleslaw mix is about 6 cups. To make your own, combine 1 cup of shredded carrots with 5 cups of shredded cabbage. Whether you choose green, red or a combination of both, here's how to shred cabbage at home.

How can you make this creamy coleslaw recipe your own?

Plain Greek yogurt can be used instead of sour cream for less fat and more protein. If you like your coleslaw more on the tart side, add 1/4 cup white or apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or even a julienned Granny Smith apple. You can also try using broccoli coleslaw mix for more color.

What can you serve with creamy coleslaw?

This recipe pairs especially well with fried fish. It also is a big hit served alongside or on top of shredded pulled pork sandwiches.

How long does creamy coleslaw last in the fridge?

To keep your coleslaw tasting fresh, it's best to store it in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. You can make this coleslaw ahead of time to help blend the flavors. Just know that the longer it sits, the more liquid will release from the cabbage, making a thinner dressing.

Alicia Rooker, RDN, Taste of Home Senior Recipe Editor/Tester

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 256 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.