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Extra creamy with a healthy crunch, this coleslaw recipe is the perfect side dish for any cookout, summer lunch, or dinner. Creamy Coleslaw also makes a terrific topping for hot dogs and hamburgers!
In my family, this recipe is a classic. I make Creamy Coleslaw just like my Mama made it and just as my Grandmother made it. This recipe brings back great memories of summer cookouts, and always puts a little smile on my face whenever I serve it. After all, food memories bring back not just the taste of the food, but also of the people we love and the places we’ve been.
What I Love About This Recipe
- It’s the ideal summer side dish for cookouts, picnics, and potlucks.
- Making it only takes 10 minutes.
- The creamy dressing combined with the crunchy shredded cabbage is pure perfection.
- It is THE BEST topping for hot dogs, and hamburgers and a must for summer get-togethers!
What Is Coleslaw Made With?
- Shredded Cabbage – you can shred your own or buy a bag of pre-shredded slaw mix.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Can This Recipe Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Yes, it sure can. Actually, it’s better if it’s had time to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Creamy Coleslaw makes the best side dish since you can make it ahead of when you want to serve it.
How To Store Coleslaw
Since this recipe is made with mayonnaise, it needs to be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
When serving, make sure it’s not left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. If you are going to serve it outside, here’s a great tip – fill a large bowl with ice then place the bowl of coleslaw on top to keep it cool.
What To Serve With Creamy Coleslaw
- Air Fryer Hot Dogs
- BBQ Chicken Legs
- Carolina Slaw Dogs
- Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs
- Sheet Pan Brats And Potatoes
- Crock Pot Chicken Thighs
More Coleslaw Recipes To Make
- 1 14-ounce package coleslaw mix
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Add coleslaw mix to a bowl along with the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix together until well blended.
- Store in the refrigerator covered until ready to serve.
This was delicious. I made it as written and tasted it, and it was good. But since I like a tangy coleslaw, I added 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar and it was perfect for my tastes! I also cut my coleslaw mix into smaller pieces since it was very roughly shredded, and I intend to use it on hot dogs. Saving this recipe–thank you!
I did as you suggested after reading your reply about hot dog sauce. I will now make both for Labor day but will substitute Tarragone vinegar for the apple cider vinegar and add some poppy seeds. Thanks again! Adding this new vinegar will change your life!!! haha
Hey there Baltisraul!
Yayyy! I am so happy to hear that you’re giving the Carolina Slaw Dogs a try, I promise the combination of this Creamy Coleslaw and my Hot Dog Chili is a match made in heaven, you’re going to love it! Adding poppy seeds and trading out the vinegar is a great idea, I am a big proponent of preparing recipes to fit your own tastes. Thank you so much for your kind words and your fantastic rating, I really appreciate all your continuous support!
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Thank you so much for all your support, I am so happy that you’ve been enjoying my recipes! Let me know if you ever have any questions, I’m always happy to help!
This is probably a silly question but what is the difference between Kosher salt and Sea Salt??
Hey there Susan!
That’s not a silly question at all, it’s a very good one! The main difference between Kosher and regular sea salt is the purification process. Kosher Sea Salt is made entirely of sodium chloride, whereas regular salt can contain trace minerals, iodine, or anti-clumping agents. For this recipe, you want to use Kosher Sea Salt if you can, it really adds to and deepens the flavor of the slaw. Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think if you give it a try!
I saw the picture and recipe yesterday and decided I needed to make Creamy Coleslaw now! I’m not a big coleslaw fan, but this is SO GOOD! I can’t wait now to
try the Pineapple slaw!
Hey there Dede!
Wow! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, it’s hard to resist even if you aren’t a coleslaw lover. If you’re trying new slaw recipes, you should definitely check out my Pineapple Slaw, but I think you’d also really like my Brussels Sprouts slaw, it’s made with pomegranate seeds and it’s totally delicious. Thank you so much for your kind words and your phenomenal rating, I really appreciate your support!