Coleslaw and Football: A Culinary Touchdown

Creamy Cole Slaw; Bobby Flay

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Not just for backyard barbecues anymore, coleslaw is a crowd-pleasing side that pairs perfectly with any hearty main dish. This weekend, as you’re prepping spicy chicken wings or saucy sloppy joes to serve at your game-day tailgate, look to no-cook coleslaw to complete your menu. For a mix of classic and creative preparations, check out our top five coleslaw recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs.

5. Apple-Raisin Cole Slaw - Thanks to a flavor-packed mixture of shredded cabbage, in-season apples and a pinch of celery seeds, Sunny says that her big-batch coleslaw is “crunchy, creamy, bright and tangy.”

4. Savoy, Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw - Refreshing lime juice and fragrant cilantro add light, fresh flavor to Tyler’s five-star recipe, made in just 15 quick minutes.

3. Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw - Tossed with a creamy dressing laced with sugar and cayenne, the Neelys’ easy-to-make coleslaw is filled with grated green cabbage, crunchy carrots and sweet onions.

2. Broccoli Cole Slaw - “Cabbage is not going to be the star of this dish,” Paula says of her go-to side, featuring broccoli slaw, crunchy ramen noodles and sunflower seeds.

1. Creamy Cole Slaw - To make this 10-minute coleslaw pictured above, Bobby combines shredded cabbage with grated carrots and onions, and dresses the mixture with a smooth topping of mayonnaise, sour cream and mustard.

Watch Bobby make his Creamy Cole Slaw recipe in this video:

Bobby's Creamy Coleslaw 01:19

Bobby's Creamy Coleslaw isn't TOO creamy, just dressed to perfection.
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