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Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw pairs well with any grilled meat or fried fish. The mixture of sour cream and mayo is better than just mayo on its own.

I really enjoy Creamy Coleslaw and prepare it multiple ways. It is a great side for many dishes especially in the summer months. I like a lot of pepper so I really load it on. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2012 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Cost Per Serving $2.33 as of September 2022

If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $16.32.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $4.68. 

  • The cost per serving is reduced to $0.67.

I do not include salt and pepper in the cost of this recipe. 

No Cook

Recipe serves: 7

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Equipment needed: 2 mixing bowls

Total time: 15 minutes


I like mixing ingredients in glass bowls. I especially like that these ones come with a lid because you never know when you need to cover something quickly. 

I’ve used these Tupperware bowls for years and LOVE them. I’m not sure why they are not rated that high on Amazon but they are the perfect size and the lid fits super snug so I feel comfortable traveling with my favorite pot luck dishes in the car. 

Let's grocery shop!

I do not include salt and pepper because I assume it is already in your pantry. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will save about $11.64.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $11.64 as of September 2022

  • mayonnaise $2.98
  • seasoned salt $1.94
  • sugar $2.84
  • celery salt $1.94
  • ground mustard $1.94


Total: $4.68 as of September 2022

  • 28 oz coleslaw $3.52
  • 8 oz sour cream $1.16

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. In a large bowl with a tight fitting lid add the bag of coleslaw.
  3. Add 1/2 the dressing then stir
  4. Add more dressing a little at a time until the coleslaw becomes moist but not drenched. 
  5. If you have extra dressing leftover place in a small container and refrigerate.
  6. Refrigerate the coleslaw for 1 hour before serving.
    • You may or may not need to add more dressing depending on how lightly you dressed the coleslaw. 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 3

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