How to Make the Best Coleslaw Ever

Family favorite for many years

This really is the BEST Cole Slaw recipe you will ever have! This has been a family staple for over 35 years. This recipe on how to make the best coleslaw ever really does not need a step-by-step. It is truly easy to accomplish making this great tasting coleslaw.

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Fresh Homemade Coleslaw
Fresh Homemade Coleslaw

Make Something People will Rave About

Everyone just raves about how much they love it! Also, if you compare this coleslaw to the grocery store coleslaw, you will find that often, the grocery store coleslaw is bitter. That does not appeal to me at all. This coleslaw is creamy with a bit of sweetness. It goes well with pulled pork sandwiches, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or just as a side dish at a pot luck or picnic. However, it is so easy to make, it could be served any day of the week.

Fresh Head of Cabbage
Fresh Head of Cabbage

Bagged or Shredded Cabbage

You can use a pre-shredded cabbage-the size that is about 14 ounces. Or, you can shred your own cabbage and it can be red or green cabbage or a combination of the two.

Prepare Ingredients Ahead/Assemble the Day of…

Shred the cabbage a few days ahead and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the coleslaw.

Make the dressing a few days ahead and store this in the refrigerator too. Actually, the dressing will last a few weeks.

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Go ahead and make the coleslaw 1 – 2 hours before you want to serve it to your guests. Just remember to take it out of the refrigerator. One time, my sister-in-law was so busy making a large holiday meal, that she forgot to serve the coleslaw. There was so much food, we never missed it.

How to Make the Best Coleslaw Ever

Homemade coleslaw that is better than KFC and other fast-food places. this is the coleslaw that our family prefers.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coleslaw, easy, fresh, recipe, salad, Salad Dressing
Servings: 8 servings


  • 14 Oz. Cabbage Shredded red or green or a pre-shredded bag of cabbage
  • 1 Carrot Shredded (if using the bagged cabbage, it already has a carrot shredded in it)
  • 1 Cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper


  • Shred cabbage and carrot.
  • Mix Miracle Whip salad dressing, milk, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Until mixed and creamy
  • Pour salad dressing over shredded cabbage and carrot. Mix.
  • Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with paprika for color if desired. Enjoy
    creamy coleslaw

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