Family Favorite Coleslaw Recipe

This family-favorite coleslaw recipe is easy, quick (takes less than 5 minutes) and requires only two ingredients. What could be better than that?

Looking for the most delicious, quick and easy coleslaw recipe around? My husband says mine is the best. In fact, he prefers my coleslaw to any other because of my not-so-secret ingredient, revealed below. It's what makes this our family's favorite coleslaw recipe.

This slaw recipe is easy, quick (make it in less than 5 minutes) and requires only two ingredients. What could be better than that?

Serve this tasty side dish with your favorite barbecue or pulled pork or with your preferred picnic fare. It tastes great piled on top of a hot dog.

So, enough chitchat. I'm hungry, how about you? Let's get on with it.

Here's the recipe:

Family-Favorite Coleslaw

About a pound of shredded cabbage or cabbage/carrot mixture (or as much as you need)
About a cup of Marzetti's Slaw Dressing (see below)


Put the cabbage or cabbage/carrot mix in a bowl. Pour the dressing over top. Stir gently.
Serve immediately or chill for a few hours. 

Notes and Tips:
  • I usually make this an hour or two before dinner then add some additional shredded cabbage just before serving to keep it crispy. If you prefer creamy coleslaw, let it chill for a bit or add more Marzetti's as needed.
  • I almost always use packaged pre-shredded coleslaw mix. It's fast and easy and fairly cheap. If you're serving a crowd or just love to shred stuff, buy a head of cabbage and do it yourself.
  • I don't measure the ingredients when I make coleslaw. After you've made it a time or two, you just know how much cabbage you need and how much dressing to pour on it. So, adjust the amounts to your needs and your family's preference or taste. 
  • Cooking for a crowd? Increase ingredients accordingly.

Now, The Secret Ingredient

I use Marzetti's Slaw Dressing to make the best coleslaw, but that's not all. It makes the best potato salad in the world, too (just ask my husband). I even use it when I make deviled eggs. (Now I have no secrets.)

You'll find Marzetti's Coleslaw Dressing in the salad dressing aisle of your local grocery store, not in the refrigerated section. If you don't see it, ask for it. Marzetti does make refrigerated products that you'll find in the produce department, too, but this is version that sits all alone on the top shelf in our Walmart store, so check yours if you can't find it anywhere else.

Use Marzetti's in any of your potato salad, macaroni salad, or other recipes that call for mayonnaise. You'll love the tangy taste and texture. Refrigerate after opening.

On the jar that I currently own, the ingredient list is: Soybean oil, sugar, corn-cider vinegar, water, egg yolk, salt, mustard seed, xanathan gum, and natural rosemary extract. I verified this on the Marzetti's website.

Oh, and it's gluten free!

Our family-favorite coleslaw tastes great on a hot dog, with pulled pork, or as a side dish at any picnic.
Coleslaw tastes great on hot dogs!

I love "slaw" on a good hot dog. How about you? I hope your family enjoys our family's favorite coleslaw recipe.

(This post was adapted from an old Squidoo lens/Hubpages hub. Photos and contents ©Susan Deppner, All rights reserved.)


  1. Well you can't get any easier than this one Susan. I can taste it now on top of a grilled hot dog. That picture really makes me hungry. Thanks!!

    1. That was a gooood hot dog, Sam! Wish I had another one right about now. Yep, it's an easy recipe for sure. My husband really likes it and I like how quickly I can put it together. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. My kind of recipe, good and quick and easy.....Love it Ms. Deppner thank you for sharing it.

  3. Well, I can tell I am going to have to get some Marzetti's Coleslaw Dressing! I love coleslaw, deviled eggs and potato salad too. Thank you for the recommendation. Might just be time to add a new kick to my old favorite recipes.

    1. I hope you and your family like the Marzetti's dressing, Cynthia. For our family, it's a tried and true winner!

  4. Will see if I can find Mazetti's Coleslaw dressing as I love to try different ways of making coleslaw. Thanks Susan!

    1. Hope you can find it where you live, Susan. I'd love to know how you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by! Always good to see you.


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