Looking for a classic coleslaw recipe? This is a variation of the many KFC coleslaw copycat recipes found online. I've been using this recipe for more than 9 years, and I get compliments each time I serve it to family and friends.

This recipe is very simple, but it can be a little time consuming if you choose to chop/shred the cabbage and carrots yourself. Of course, for this recipe, if you buy bags of shredded cabbage and shredded carrots, you could have this recipe made in less than 5 minutes! Since I like to prep my own ingredients (and am also too cheap to buy pre-shredded veggies), I personally save time by using a slicer/shredder attachment for my KitchenAid. I love this gadget! I use this attachment all of the time to shred/slice vegetables and cheese. You can get a glimpse of this gadget in action by watching our Classic Coleslaw Tutorial Video!

This classic coleslaw is such a versatile side dish and is also a great sandwich topping. Can't wait for you to try it!



Written Tutorial

Step 1: Gather all of the ingredients.

  • 1 head of cabbage (finely chopped or shredded); approximately 8 cups of cabbage

  • 1 medium-sized carrot (finely chopped or shredded)

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup of milk

  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk

  • 2.5 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • 1.5 tablespoons of white vinegar

  • 1.5 tablespoons of dried minced onion

  • 1/3 cup of granulated white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper


Step 2: Prep and mix ingredients.

      • Finely chop or shred your cabbage and carrot. Put cabbage and carrot pieces in a large bowl and set aside.

      • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together except for the cabbage and carrot.

      • Pour the seasoned liquid (mixed in the step above) over the cabbage and carrot.

      • Mix well!


      Step 3: Cover and refrigerate before serving.

          • Cover the bowl of coleslaw and place the bowl in the refrigerator.

          • Chill coleslaw for at least 3-4 hours before serving. It is best served cold!



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