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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Note


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.
  • Nutritional Facts

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

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    redcow User ID: 47124 271677
    Reviewed Aug. 12, 2017

    "Made this tonight and added 2 tablespoons cider vinegar. Love it!!! My new favorite."

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    scotland1 User ID: 1426757 268985
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2017

    "Made this before. YUMMY. Sure is good."

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

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

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    mythyagain@yahoo.com 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"

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    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.

    Janie
    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

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    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?"

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

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

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    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)"

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    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."

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

    "Love this I add lemon juice"

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    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."

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    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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    twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 229747
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

    "I have never really been a "coleslaw" person, but my entire family loves this recipe and so do I!!"

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    Dr_Buster_King User ID: 668776 229354
    Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

    "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."

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    LBurkey User ID: 3719865 229338
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

    "Very easy to fix and good to eat. Using coleslaw mix really cuts down on prep time."

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    Nootchie User ID: 8091432 229318
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

    "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!!"

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    jud--dee User ID: 7527327 228512
    Reviewed Jun. 25, 2015

    "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."

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    barsto User ID: 4995537 228367
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015 Edited Jun. 24, 2015

    "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"."

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    alfoa User ID: 2078080 228306
    Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

    "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."

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    ferryal User ID: 3337544 228223
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015

    "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."

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    jdogg22 User ID: 8421733 228217
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

    "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!"

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    tsuop User ID: 6274346 227802
    Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

    "YUMMY!! I didn't have celery salt, so I used celery seed also. The mix of mayo & sour cream did it, Perfect!!"

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    fudgeybutt User ID: 5208212 227771
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

    "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!"

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    bakebandit User ID: 5456035 227742
    Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

    "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!"

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    rosspisak User ID: 7940973 227725
    Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

    "I try to watch my salt intake so instead celery salt I used celery seed. Other than that no changes. Delicious!"

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    Mzf5750 User ID: 8403947 227530
    Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

    "Recently moved away from NYC. Missing good deli salads. This coleslaw recipe was just perfect. Rave reviews from the entire family!"

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    BobbysChicagoBAbe@hotmail.com User ID: 1665956 226823
    Reviewed May. 23, 2015

    "This is, hands down, the best coleslaw recipe I've eve made! Didn't change a thing except that my daughter actually liked it!"

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    parksville User ID: 1598935 226517
    Reviewed May. 18, 2015

    "This is a wonderful tasting salad. I used some of it to top pulled pork sandwiches and it makes a nice mix. The only change I would make next time is to add some apple cider vinegar, personal preference. Will make again."

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    Bella1930 User ID: 8379763 226506
    Reviewed May. 18, 2015

    "excellent"

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    nocab User ID: 7722168 226456
    Reviewed May. 17, 2015

    "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."

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    JMachak User ID: 8364950 226023
    Reviewed May. 7, 2015

    "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!"

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    fishrgal User ID: 1182152 222672
    Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

    "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!"

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    Ammaval User ID: 8125582 222145
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

    "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"

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    angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 222044
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

    "Our favorite coleslaw recipe!"

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    roseve User ID: 8279673 222010
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

    "Looks yummy and healthy food...good idea"

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    randcbruns User ID: 828588 222003
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

    "Super easy and turns out great every time."

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    jen789 User ID: 8196930 216781
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

    "Very easy and delicious. Family loved it. Will be making this regularly :)"

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    kz2132 User ID: 3039870 86323
    Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

    "What kind of seasoned salt do you use?"

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    kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 27985
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "Very good and simple."

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    slyson User ID: 7585458 42293
    Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

    "This is GREAT!"

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    ddupuy User ID: 5715365 32372
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

    "I have made this several times and it is delicious. Never any leftovers."

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    mustang5 User ID: 4015624 73976
    Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

    "So simple and everyone should have all ingredients in their pantry. It's delish!"

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    kaydeecook User ID: 3553507 39888
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

    "quick, easy and delicious! !"

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    candycup User ID: 7812819 27977
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

    "best coleslaw in the world wouldn't change a thing on it easy to make"

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    melsmorsels User ID: 5529597 55548
    Reviewed May. 21, 2014

    "I just whipped this up...it's fantastic...quick, easy & delish..."

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    kmcope@bellsouth.net User ID: 6956004 70414
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

    "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."

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    Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 27975
    Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

    "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."

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    msyncrs User ID: 7555549 203652
    Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

    "This is the best coleslaw that I've ever had & I made it! So very tasty & creamy."

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    kpkaren User ID: 2650977 27972
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

    "This is my go-to recipe for coleslaw. Haven't found another one better. Have been making this recipe for years!"

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    IslandWife User ID: 6007790 77742
    Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

    "This is so easy and delicious! I added one half chopped green apple. Thanks for sharing - it is one of my family's favorites!"

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    kswierenga User ID: 1150204 27971
    Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

    "This is the slaw recipe I've been looking for...fantastic!"

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    wasoongu User ID: 1077273 73975
    Reviewed May. 28, 2013

    "FINALLY! I've tried so many times to find a coleslaw recipe that would win my husband's approval. He said this was perfect!"

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    IslandWife User ID: 6007790 77648
    Reviewed May. 28, 2013

    "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!"

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    Baking Diva User ID: 4467421 78166
    Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

    "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!"

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    karen curnes User ID: 3182416 77627
    Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

    "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."

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    sadie7 User ID: 1483812 27970
    Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

    "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!"

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    JoanM45 User ID: 4805956 23497
    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

    "This is an excellent recipe. I have tried a lot of others. My family loved it. Will make again."

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    Papotebow User ID: 6441613 23434
    Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

    "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."

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    galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 79928
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

    "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!"

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    Nicole Duquaine User ID: 4818506 97092
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

    "didnt like the taste was kinda blaw"

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    Catering User ID: 387555 73974
    Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

    "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!"

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    suekg User ID: 3417903 55544
    Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

    "I used a bag of brocolli coleslaw this time and it worked just as well. Very versatile dressing"

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    LChapin User ID: 226131 96883
    Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

    "This is the best homemade coleslaw I have ever eaten. It is now a family favorite."

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    ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 73973
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

    "That"

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    LHan User ID: 6315665 86321
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

    "So good and so easy! Love it! :)"

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    linsvin User ID: 1584655 42247
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

    "Basic coleslaw recipe at it's best. Simple assembly, perfect balance of sweetness."

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    paval User ID: 6059588 55542
    Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

    "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!"

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    cherrylady User ID: 1073547 86320
    Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

    "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."

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    laschweim User ID: 3876022 39886
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

    "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!"

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    Careaga User ID: 2760560 96881
    Reviewed May. 28, 2011

    "This is a great dressing recipe for this type of coleslaw. Will be making this often in the future."

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    cherrylady User ID: 1073547 203651
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

    "Loved the creaminess! Next time I'll add a little kick - maybe horseradish!"

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    frmrfarmgirl User ID: 5875949 27171
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

    "I accidently used red wine vinegar instead of cider but it's awesome anyway! Will be great with steak!"

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    bosmom50 User ID: 1435961 27167
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

    "Delicious and sooo quick!"

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    jackiegene User ID: 4479858 30823
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

    "forgot to add the 5 stars."

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    jackiegene User ID: 4479858 27969
    Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

    "Excellent! I added chopped green onions.mmmm"

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    ndpb User ID: 4308351 27165
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

    "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."

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    lana1211 User ID: 1330394 77617
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

    "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!"

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    InsGirlie User ID: 3955317 55386
    Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

    "I love this recipe and I usually don't rate recipes but this one is a 5 STARS in my book"

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    katmeister56 User ID: 3771681 77608
    Reviewed May. 2, 2010

    "Another winning recipe to add to my collecton! I have family who won't eat cabbage. They loved it! quick and easy as well as easy on the budget! Will beaming often."

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    TeiLea User ID: 2810488 55288
    Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

    "This is the best coleslaw recipe - and so easy! I have requests for it every time I make it and take it somewhere."

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    goodcook321 User ID: 2729894 96855
    Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

    "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."

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    kpioch User ID: 1575245 77607
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

    "The best coleslaw I ever made..... creamy and sweet!"

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    mom5017 User ID: 2677925 32371
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

    "We love this coleslaw.

    I've tried other recipes but keep coming back to this one."

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    bessieanne User ID: 3859287 23433
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

    "I don't even like most coleslaw but I love this one."

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    nancyphudson User ID: 279258 96684
    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

    "Love this coleslaw. It's my go to recipe. I always add a little red onion and sometimes celery or red pepper as well."

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    kayla_block User ID: 2187089 55273
    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

    "Very Very Good!! I make it all the time now!"

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    bittie629 User ID: 3850099 23421
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009

    "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."

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    ehlertn User ID: 1826861 86319
    Reviewed May. 19, 2009

    "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."

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    NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 55271
    Reviewed Jun. 14, 2008

    "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."

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    JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 55269
    Reviewed Apr. 11, 2008

    "excellent recipe!"

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