The Best and Easiest Creamy Coleslaw

This is The Best and Easiest Creamy Coleslaw for your next cookout, bbq, or get-together. It’s deliciously creamy with the perfect balance of flavors.

Here in the south, we expect baked beans, corn on the cob, pickled onions, and a big bowl of coleslaw to be served at every barbecue or cookout. It’s a classic side dish that is so simple to make and goes great with just about everything it sits next to on your plate.

Coleslaw is not only great with pork sandwiches, bbq ribs, or buffalo chicken tenders, but it’s also fabulous with grilled salmon, fried fish, Chicken Fajitas, and southern-style salmon patties.

My husband is a coleslaw snob. He won’t eat just anyone’s slaw. He is picky about the look and the taste. But, he loves my slaw. 🙂 Yay for me! And with just a few simple ingredients, you too can have the best creamy coleslaw for your family and friends.

Ingredients Needed for the Best Creamy Coleslaw

*classic coleslaw mix
*onion
*dill pickles
*jalapeno peppers (optional)
*mayonnaise
*salt and pepper to taste

Easy Creamy Coleslaw
Easy Creamy Coleslaw

How To Make Simple Creamy Coleslaw

Stir all ingredients together.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

This will feed a crowd. Feel free to cut this recipe in half if only serving a few people.
I like to make this amount and eat it for lunch and dinner most nights. This slaw will keep for 3-4 days well in the refrigerator. It stays crunchy even after several days in the refrigerator.
Perfect for a bbq, family reunion, or cookouts.

Tips for Making The Best Creamy Coleslaw

Use good ingredients. Feel free to buy a whole cabbage and a bag of carrots if so desired and slice them up. But, I prefer to keep it simple and buy the prepackaged coleslaw mix. It already has cabbage and carrots chopped and ready to go.
I like to use dill pickles in my coleslaw. If you are a sweet pickle eater– go for it! In my opinion, sweet pickles will change the taste a little, but the slaw will still be delicious.
Jalapeno Peppers are optional for this recipe. My family likes the spiciness, so I usually add them to my slaw. If you are making this for a crowd and are unsure about the heat, leave them out to be on the safe side.
Start with 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise and add as desired. I usually add the whole 2 cups to make it extra creamy, but some people may prefer the slaw with slightly less.

How to Store Leftover Coleslaw

Store leftover slaw in the refrigerator. Store in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. This slaw is great served on burgers, hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. To me— it’s better the next day. Just my opinion. 🙂

Easy Creamy Coleslaw
Easy Creamy Coleslaw

Can I Freeze Coleslaw

No. The mayonnaise used in this coleslaw makes it unsuitable for the freezer. But, this recipe is so fast to prepare that you can whip this up anytime you desire in only a few minutes.

More Coleslaw recipes to try:

Tangy Vinegar Coleslaw
Easy Oriental Coleslaw

More Salads to Serve as Side Dishes at a BBQ:

Bacon and Broccoli Salad
Carrot Apple Salad
Mixed Bean Salad

More Sides to Try:

Grilled Corn on the Cob
Mexican Corn Salad
Crispy Fried Okra
Fried Green Tomatoes

Honey Butter Skillet Corn

Easy Creamy Coleslaw
Easy Creamy Coleslaw
Easy Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw

Gina Abernathy
This is The Best and Easiest Creamy Coleslaw for your next cookout, bbq, or get-together. It's deliciously creamy with the perfect balance of flavors.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 14 oz. packages Classic Coleslaw Mix
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced and seeds removed optional
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Start with 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise and stir. Add more until you get your desired consistency. 
Jalapeno Peppers are optional. 
You can use dill pickle relish if so desired.
Keyword Creamy Coleslaw

For a homemade coleslaw dressing, be sure to check out this site.

4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a great recipe. When I was growing up my parents would by chicken from the fast food places and they knew that coleslaw was my jam so they would get me a larger side just for me. I was never really a fan of the fried chicken.

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