Creamy Cole Slaw

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 head green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 large carrots, finely shredded
  • 3/4 cup best-quality mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Spanish onion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions

Combine the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery salt, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, and then add to the cabbage mixture. Mix well to combine and taste for seasoning; add more salt, pepper, or sugar if desired.


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great cole slaw. i also made it with balsamic vinegar,  item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband won't eat another coleslaw.  Good thing this is an easy recipe.  Sometimes i make a double batch of the dressing and store it in the fridge, so the next time all i have to is add the cabbage! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really delicious , am always asked for the recipe. I also use bagged but add green pepper, radish, purple onion, carrot and tomato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! Best cole slaw I've ever tasted before! I added raisins because I like them in my cole slaw. Thanks so much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great coleslaw! A neighbor made it for the 4th of July, so last night I made it and was super easy and took minutes. I used prepackaged just should have added more carrots. Had a little kick but not bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, but cut the dry mustard back. First time I used the stated amount and it was WAY TOO spicy for even my hot food lovin' husband. Otherwise great recipe... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good! Saving this for sure!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Subbed celery seed for celery salt and adjusted salt. Appeals to broad tastes and served perfectly with pulled pork and hawaiian bun sliders. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A little bland. I always add celery, green or red peppers, horseradish, vinegar to taste. My family loves it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great cole slaw recipe. I have been making this recipe from Bobby for about 2 years. The dressing is fabulous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes like the cole slaw my grandmother made growing up in Queens, NY! Yummy! I never have celery salt so I used celery seed and a little extra salt. I only used 3/4 of my cabbage head...otherwise I'd be eating it forever, but still used all of the salad dressing. Just delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very good I followed the recipe exactly, except I didn't have any celery salt in my pantry, I shall have to fix that problem! However; minus it, I think it tastes great, though next time I do it I might try using onion powder instead of grating the onion for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This slaw was just okay - was expecting more from the reviews. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect as is. I make this at least once a week. A few tips - if you don't like mustard leave it out - it's still delicious. If you are diabetic like me, replace 2T of sugar with 1T Splenda (no one knows the difference). If you have to watch your salt intake, celery seed is a great replacement for celery salt. One time I didn't have any onion in the house so I reconstituted 1T onion flakes in the vinegar and sugar mix for about 10 minutes. Again, it was delicious. I don't think you can do anything to this recipe to make it bad. LOVE IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
one of the best and easiest I've ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing, used olive oil based mayo. Very creamy and excellent texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty!! However, so much more flavorful the next day. I would recommend making the day before. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the dressing on this and adding the red onion to the cabbage and carrots. I did add just a tablespoon more white vinegar for my taste preference. It was a big hit with the pulled pork I made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A BIG hit! I used apple cider vinegar vs. white, and increased amount by a 2 Tbs. Salt and peppered to taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome if you make it as is or improvise with a cole slaw bag!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was absolutely delicious EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN!! Thanks Bobby Flay!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
toss out the salt & celery salt. add celery seed instead. add a little brown sugar to apple cider vinegar to taste along with the mayo & sour cream or greek yogurt.... get rid of the mustard.... You will love this mayo mixture... add whatever else you like.. My Great Grandma's mayo mix for coleslaw.... ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good "beginning recipe". It did sub some stuff, here is what I did: I used Kale, Red Chard, Carrots, and Broccoli I used 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard instead of dry mustard I cut up 1/2 a red onion instead of the grated onion No sugar I did just a few dashes of the celery salt I also left out the pepper since the chard has a bit of a peppery taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
would be perfectly fine with the exception of the mustard. leave it out. it's awful with it in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
1) add a bit of the dressing at a time to cabbage - mine got too soupy and I had to run out for more cabbage 2) I used maybe 1/2 tsp of dry mustard 3) I used garlic salt, lemon pepper and sriracha. It took quite a bit more than I would have thought. mmmmmmmm 4) I made BBQ pulled chicken, then piled the chicken and this slaw on toasted rolls for sandwiches. MMMMMMMMMMM item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hate the celery salt, aggghhh !!! Very bad decision. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly and to me it tasted off. I think it was because of the dry mustard. My husband ate it, but I could not get past the funny taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A good recipe. I shredded the cabbage a little to fine. But some of my guests preferred it that way, I was surprised. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe exactly. It was worth a try, but tasted a little strange. Can't figure out if it was the celery salt, the dry mustard, or both together that made it strange. I probably won't make this recipe again, but it wasn't bad... just different. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe as written, except went a little light on the mustard powder, as I'm not a big fan. We thought it was a great recipe, and would make a wonderful side dish for many types of entrees. One hint- I would reserve some of the dressing until ready to serve. Remember that once the dressing is added, the cabbage will release some of its moisture. You can always add a bit more dressing before serving, but you can't take away. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like others, I loved the flavor of this slaw, but a bit too salty. I would reduce the celery salt by half and omit the additional salt altogether. I served it with a very disappointing oven fried chicken recipe, so the slaw and cornbread saved the meal. Based on comments by guests, I would recommend reducing the mustard a bit as well for folks who aren't crazy about the kick. Personally, I loved it. I think it would be great as a topper for BBQ or a burger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect enough for a family cookout. Light, creamy and well-seasoned. Used two packs of pre-packaged cole slaw plus this recipe is perfect. Did not include the onions due to sensitive stomachs and still tasted great. Even though there doesn't appear to be enough mayo, keep creaming it will be perfect. Thanks, Bobby for a great cookout go-to! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste was great Easy I added a little heat I'm sure Bobby didn't mind that..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will never buy Marzetti's again! Because I don't like my cole slaw dripping in dressing this is how I tweaked it for my family: used 16 oz bag of slaw from the store (so I omitted the 2 carrots, used only 1 tsp celery salt total, then every other ingredient I decreased by a 1/4, except the onion. This is definitely my favorite cole slaw recipe because it's very tasty and it's fast to whip up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried to make my own slaw and it always tastes terrible, however, not any more, I finally found the Perfect coleslaw base. I had to cut the celery salt to 1/2 tsp to reduce the saltiness. And added juice of half a lemon cause I enjoy a tangy slaw. The shredded onion and sour cream are the ingredients that take this slaw to whole new level of tastiness and creaminess. Thank you Bobby Flay! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Most excellent. Main course was fresh Alaskan king salmon. Tends to be high in good Omega 3 oil so modified. 1tbs red wine vinegar and 1tbs homemade Halapeno infused rice wine vinegar. 1tsp celery salt & 1tsp Old Bay seasoning. Used brown deli mustard instead of powder [in bush country have to use what you got lol]. Also used 2tbsp granulated Stevia and 1/2 grated apple in lieu of sugar [have some diabetes in camp]. That nice bite cut through all the oils perfectly. Crew liked it so well - made me make it again next night to go with the meatloaf [we only have 80% lean out here]. So in the heart of the richest food sources in the world, Alaska's summer fishing grounds, with easy to store ingredients, Bobby's coleslaw reigns supreme. For fish with lower Omega 3 oils [lighter in color - except catfish] or chicken cut back mustard and Halapeno infused vinegar. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Double receipe if more than 5 - it'll all be gone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect summer slaw. Sweet, spicy and delicious. I used red onion and Arrowhead cabbage and that makes it. (soak the red onion in water for a few while you're chopping everything else, all the flavor and none of the sharpness item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy, quick cole slaw recipie. I didn't use all of the dressing because my slaw would've been too creamy. I don't like sloppy slaw! I added a little of the dressing at a time until it was the perfect consistency for me. The dressing is a bit spicy due to the dry mustard, but it works perfectly here! I've found that it's better to make this slaw the night before you plan on serving it to give the flavors a chance to meld together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe for a slaw and found it to be fabulous however I changed a couple of engredients. I used cider vinegar instead of white and since I have CHF and shouldn't use salt I used celery seeds and of course I use a salt-free "salt" called "No Salt". Vadalia onion instead of the Spanish onion. When I am trying to cut down on salt in a recipe I always call up one of Bobby Flay's recipes because he is tops. NOTE: This recipe will work with a package coleslaw also, I used Dole. Happy 4th!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had another recipe that called for bottled coleslaw dressing (yuk - I found this recipe and used the dressing. This is amazing, thank you for publishing your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this per the recipe and it was great. As some others reported it it salty, (I didn't use any salt, just the celery salt but once it was on the BBQ sandwich - amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found the 2 tsp. of celery salt made it way too salty. And I love salty food. To me it tasted so salty that I dumped 1/2 the batch of dressing and added more mayo/sour cream and a dash more vinegar. When making this I would recommend tasting it before you mix it in your cabbage mixture. I also felt the quantity of dressing was too much for the salad ingredients. I only used half of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We really enjoyed the flavor in this coleslaw. I appreciated that it wasn't just a sweet, one note, over dressed coleslaw like many others that you get in the store or at a restaurant. We used Nectresse instead of sugar, and cut the mayo in half and substituted greek yogurt for the both the remaining portion of the mayo and the sour cream. The onion is a bit strong when eating the cole slaw by itself (and I like onion, but on top of a sweet BBQ sandwich it is the perfect pair. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved it, good zing, mustard adds a lot, item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is wonderful. I didn't have the vinegar so I used Italian dressing. I made a split batch and added celery to both and then dill relish to one. The family devoured both bowls. Almost didn't get any myself. Guess there goes my shot getting on "Worst cooks" lol. Thanks Chef Flay! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I have ever made cole slaw, and it turned out delicious! At first the onion seemed too strong, but the next day it had mellowed beautifully. Excellent recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I made it at Easter and it was ALL gone: Thanks Bobby! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe. I used Splenda instead of sugar and Champagne Vinegar instead of regular vinegar and my husband and I loved the Coleslaw. I love this recipe and it is going in my recipe files for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have celery salt so I used Jane's Krazy salt, and it was the most delicious coleslaw I've ever had. Such a simple recipe, and who would have thought to use that much dry mustard but it was fabulous and added just the right amount of depth! I just use the bagged cole slaw mix so it's incredibly easy. This is definitely going to be a "regular" in this household. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great cole slaw, took to a pot luck dinner everybody loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made the salad for a potluck and it was a hit. I was asked over and over for the recipe. I said it was a Bobby Flay recipe and the response was"of course". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used celery seeds instead of celery salt, Splenda instead of sugar, and light mayo and sour cream. It was delicious and a big hit at the party where it was served. I will definitely make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a nice cold slaw recipe. With these caveats. It was too much dressing for the amount of vegetables for my taste. Perhaps you used a larger cabbage than I did. Next time I will cut the dressing in half. Also, I didn't want to used sugar. I had a nice ripe mango sitting on my counter so I added it to the vegetables, yum yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it. Tastes great when cabbage is thinly shredded. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate this recipe - BECAUSE I CAN'T STOP EATING IT!!! Seriously. I am eating just this coleslaw for lunch. Nothing else. When I first made it, I had to shove the bowl to the back of the fridge to try to stop me from consuming the entire bowl. Thanks, Bobby, this is awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and simple! easy to modify to your taste if necessary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been looking for a simple taste and simple recipe and Bobby Flay recipe is a 5 star for me. Yummy.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was not sweet enough for my taste. I found the large amount of mustard powder to be off-putting. Wish I would have used dijon mustard and celery seed as another reviewer said. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I only changed a few things after the first run. I substituted dijon mustard and used celery seed instead of celery salt. Yummmy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this yesterday. Really great old fashioned tasting recipe. Tasted even better the next day. I only used half the dry mustard though, glad I did, it would have been a little too much for us. Thanks Bobby: item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this for tonight and when I tasted it I immediately rinsed all the dressing off the coleslaw and started again with my own version. I usually agree with Bobby but this was just very, very sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe I have made for my family for the last several years. As I prepare for Super Bowl today I go back and look for this recipe becuase everypne always asks for it!! Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the recipe I don't think the dry mustard was too much the only thing I left out was the spanish onion cuz I didn't have any and it tasted great so I don't think i'll add the onion next time either item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing, very delicious, but i prefer it without onion. thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a cole slaw eater but my Dad loves it. I made this for him tonight and he was just ok with it. He doesn't cook but is very appreciative of my cooking and is always helpful if I ask his thoughts on something I make. He tried this slaw tonight and said it was just ok. He had me add lemon, then sugar, [which I had cut in half anyway] and still couldn't tell me what was wrong. He knew all the ingredients, but said there was still something missing. Wish I could be more helpful in this critique, but it's very rare he's not impressed with something I make, and as much as he likes "cold slob" as he likes to call it, this just didn't do it for him. I will try a different recipe next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this coleslaw recipe! To be honest I am not the biggest fan of coleslaw but this recipe has the right amount of heat and sweet and I love the creamy texture. It is the perfect picnic food and I have received nothing but great comments on it every time I make it. Thanks Bobby! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Big hit on our home cooked pulled pork BBQ. Didn't even have the celery salt or any celery substitute and it was still wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! The dressing is easy and tastes great! I followed the recipe(I always follow the recipe the first time, then tweak it later. The dry mustard does not overwhelm the slaw. As someone said previously, it needs to sit in the fridge for a while. We had it on/with pulled pork sandwiches. So good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because I changed it a little. I used light miracle whip and light sour cream to cut out some of the fat. I also used dijon mustard. It turned out amazing. I love it and my family does too. It is definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This coleslaw recipe is the bomb! I didn't have any celery salt so I used celery seed and kosher salt. I also used one bag of precut slaw (I'm lazy I have used MANY recipes for coleslaw over the years and this one is superior. A note about the dry mustard overwhelming the dish...don't plan on making this and serving it immediately...it needs to set up for two hours (or more IMO in the fridge. When I made this and took a bite right after it was mixed, I thought "Ugh all I taste is mustard powder" Three hours later however, the flavors had all melded together wonderfully and it was one of the best creamy coleslaws that I have ever tasted! Excellent with ribs, or on a sandwich! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like that this recipe is very easy and simple, especially when make for a crowd. I had apple cider vinegar on hand, so used that in place of the white vinegar and added some red pepper flakes to the sauce. The slaw was a huge hit on both pulled pork & beef bbq sandwiches and as a side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This coleslaw received rave reviews at my Memorial Day dinner. I did make a few adjustments after reading several of the reviews. I used a combination of celery salt and celery seed, decreased the dry mustard to half of what was called for, added a little more sour cream and used green onions instead of spanish onions. I also did not process the cabbage using the food processor; chopped by hand instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A family fav! Perfect sweet, slight spice, it's our go to slaw recipe: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! Traditional enough to go w/ all the entrees you'd think for coleslaw but different enough to add some pizzazz. If you like vinegar/sugar based coleslaw this isn't for you although it does have the sweet sour tang. I will be making this again. I had no celery salt but did use celery seed. It worked but I'll get some c. salt for the next time item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this for the first time it is awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this with my pulled pork sandwiches. I always get lots of compliments about it. The only recipe that I ever use! I also add a little cilantro and jalapeno to give it more of a kick, but even without those ingredients the slaw is awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe he made something without chipotle or hot peppers of any kind. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this a few times now, and it has become my go-to recipe for cole slaw. Adjust the mustard amount up or down depending on your tastes, I usually go up a bit. Excellent basic recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually made it this weekend for our BBQ and it was a HIT! It was gone before you know it! I didn't have mustard powder so I used German style (brown mustard instead and substituted celery salt for 1 tsp. celery seed. What a great recipe!!! ♥ item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cole slaw if great. I have made it many times and it is my favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good. Just looking at the amount of salt, I knew it would be too much. Added just 1 teaspoon celery salt, sprinkle of celery seed, and 1 teaspoon of dry mustard and it was perfect for our taste. Served with pulled pork on buns. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very nice, although I added some hot pepper to 'brighten' things up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was perfect just as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never cared for cole slaw. Now I know why-I never had great cole slaw. This is so good I made it twice this week. Bobby rocks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe and some suggestions that I read in the reviews. I limited the ground mustard to about 1 1/2 teaspoons. The celery salt at 1 teaspoon. Everything else was according the recipe. It was great and easy to make. My first ever coleslaw. Thanks for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good! This is my is attempt at homemade slaw. The celery salt really added a lot! I modified the recipe a bit to make it healthier; used a little less mayo and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I was worried b/c I only had balsamic vinegar but it turned out fine! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dood - this is fricking great coleslaw - everyone at our 4th dinner agreed it had the Bobby Flay bite - spicy but subtle - don't leave out anything . . .you'll be glad you made it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, and very good. It's always a hit when served. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made as written and thought it was very, very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the closest I have ever come to my Mother's fabulous cole slaw, that I did not have the recipe to hand down to my girls. My husband [ super picky eater] loves this cole slaw.I actually just use a large head of cabbage sliced and diced with a knife on a cutting board and mix up a DOUBLE recipe of he dressing and add as much as necessary to moisten the slaw....so good. Too many recipes try to use lemon juice....not he same as vinear and sugar. ps someimes I add more dressing to the slaw later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too much salt, substituted celery seed for celery salt item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this coleslaw a lot! Couldn't find the correct attachment to my food processor, so I thinly sliced the cabbage by hand which made a nice crunchy slaw. Family thinks the dressing wasn't as creamy as they were hoping but I thought it was perfect and am sure next time (with finely shredded cabbage it will be more to their preference. Great taste. Loved the mustard and the sour cream in it. Nice twang. My only modification was I didn't have celery salt. I substituted 1 tsp Kosher salt + 1 tsp celery seed. Yum! Will make this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bobby, thank you so much for the recipe. In my family, we all cook mostly from scratch and I've never added sour cream to my coleslaw. VERY TASTY :D because I love sour cream!! And I also love mustard. For those whom complained about the mustard being "unappealing" on the pallet may have been due to the combination of onions, mustard, and cabbage. However, in most dishes, if you allow the flavors to mesh together, the dish always seemingly tastes great after an hour or more. Again, thank you for a great recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is super! it is very tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is perfect as is. The mustard adds zing and celery salt depth. Awesome. I've made this numerous times and everyone loves it. Perfect with pulled pork or ribs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe....very tasty!.....didnt used the dry mustard or celery salt...awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My rating is based on my own slight variation of this recipe. Instead of the dry mustard, I used about a tbsp of mustard seeds. I also substituted scallions for the onion and used ground celery plus a little extra salt instead of the celery salt. I have made this several times to rave reviews! As a side note, my MIL made the recipe as written and we all found the mustard WAY too powerful. Second time, she cut back on the mustard, but I think my version with the scallions and mustard seeds is much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Uber tasty! I added broccoli and edamame and everybody loves it !!! Careful of the celery salt and the onions, just add to taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I didn't have any dried mustard so I left it out and thought it was fine. Now, let's see if the rest of the family likes it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Its a great recipe if you take out the mustard completely, start with 1/2 cup of mayo (add the rest or smaller amounts later if preferredand have the onion be the last thing you put in the slaw and slowly add to taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agreed we make this all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Forgot to mention I only used about 1.4 tbsp of celery salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so you didn't use his recipe, but your own? item not reviewed by moderator and published
HAHAHAHAHA!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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