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Easy Coleslaw Recipe


Try our Easy Coleslaw Recipe! Don’t want shred all the cabbage and carrots for coleslaw? Buy already shredded coleslaw mix and make our coleslaw dressing recipe to pour right over top. Learn how to make coleslaw with our easy recipe and video!

Make this easy coleslaw recipe even easier by using store-bought coleslaw mix!

KitchenAid KFP0922CU 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – Contour SilverYes, I said it. You can make this even easier by using 2 bags of store-bought coleslaw mix. It makes this a super simple coleslaw recipe.

I don’t mind shredded up some cabbage and carrots thanks to my food processor doing most of the work, but if you’re making coleslaw for a large crowd the store-bought is just as good and a huge time saver!

I opt for making it myself most of the time as we can’t find an organic coleslaw mix.

The food processor we use makes it even easier with the exact slice system. It makes even slices every time and I love it for making slices for salads as well. 🙂

After cutting my fingertip off with a mandoline (didn’t use a guard, thankfully learned my lesson!) I can never be without my food processor.

how to make coleslaw salad:

This easy coleslaw will take you less than 10 minutes to make! You really only need a few simple ingredients and how you prepare it depends on your preference and the time you want to take to make it. You could simply pick up a bag of coleslaw mix and coleslaw dressing from the store and mix the two together. Another option is shredding everything on your own and making homemade coleslaw dressing.

Sometimes we like to go with a mix of the two and make a homemade coleslaw dressing and dump over the coleslaw mix. This results in a simple coleslaw recipe, but we’re still making the dressing to our liking, we just don’t have to shred all the veggies and wash more than one dish in the process.

 Watch our video on how to make this simple coleslaw recipe:

how to make coleslaw dressing:

Our coleslaw dressing recipe is delicious and paired with coleslaw mix this easy coleslaw recipe is a keeper for potlucks! You can add more mayo if you like a creamy coleslaw recipe, we like more of a tangy vinegar coleslaw recipe. It’s seriously so simple and you’ll be so glad you started making it from home! There’s no need to buy the jars in the store, especially if you already have all the ingredients at home. You could easily just use our recipe with the store bought bag mix of coleslaw too.

All you need is:

  • Mayonnaise
  • White Vinegar (I prefer apple cider vinegar, but my husband won’t touch anything with it)
  • Mustard
  • Sugar
  • Salt

It’s that simple to make homemade coleslaw! You have to have those ingredients, right? If you want to thin it out and use less mayo you can also use sour cream, buttermilk, or even yogurt for a healthy coleslaw recipe.

If you enjoyed this easy coleslaw recipe don’t forget to pin it to your favorite pinterest board. 🙂

Easy Coleslaw Recipe

A simple coleslaw recipe for your summer parties! Don’t want to make the coleslaw? You can just use the dressing too for the best coleslaw dressing recipe on your favorite salad or slaw mix.

5 from 4 votes



Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Courtney


  • 2 16 oz coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed


  • Place the coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) into a large bowl.
  • Pour the remaining ingredients into the bowl.
  • Mix ingredients well and cover.
  • Keep in fridge overnight before serving, as so the flavor develops.
  • *If you like it a little more watery add in 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk.


If you like your coleslaw really creamy/soft you can just do 1 bag of coleslaw mix.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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