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Old-Fashioned Coleslaw Recipe

Old-Fashioned Coleslaw Recipe

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe over 50 years ago and it's still a hit at potluck dinners. I made it for company once, and they came by the next day with a large head of cabbage, hoping to exchange it for the recipe. -Joyce LeMonds, Castle Rock, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the cabbage, peppers and onion. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, milk, salt, dill, paprika and pepper. Add to cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 263 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 253575
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"This is a great coleslaw recipe. Thanks for sharing. I will make this again."

PahlFarm User ID: 7169715 55097
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"This is a hit whenever I make it - I am now requested by our friends to "bring your coleslaw"!"

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