Original Old Bay® Coleslaw Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Original Old Bay(R) Coleslaw Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Original Old Bay® Coleslaw

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"This recipe used to be printed on the Old Bay® cans, but it was removed a decade or more ago; it is very different than the one on the current Old Bay website. I much prefer this one and even today occasionally see a posting from someone looking for the old recipe from the Old Bay can. Well, here it is!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, sugar, and seafood seasoning in a salad bowl until sugar has dissolved. Stir cabbage, carrots, and green bell pepper into dressing until coated.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Ready to eat right away, improves if chilled for a couple of hours. Great as a side dish, especially with pork barbeque.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2013

Excellent recipe! I really thought that the Old Bay would overpower it but it didn't. I omitted the bell pepper and onion and it turned out great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2013

No one in my family liked this at all. The taste was just terrible for us.


16 Ratings

Feb 24, 2015

I really liked this coleslaw. I dont make it much, because I have to adjust the sugar so much until it isnt as sweet as candy. This one was great with only 2 tsp. I also really liked the addition of the Old Bay seasoning. I had the garlic and herb flavored one and that worked fine. For ease I used a 10oz, un-measured bag of shredded cabbage from Trader Joes. I also used pre-shredded carrots I always have on hand anyhow. I minced the onion and blended with the vegetables I kept separate from the dressing until serving. I tried some with and without the green peppers. I much liked it without. The green peppers sort of make it taste different than classic coleslaw. I would make this again for a family bbq. Only change is, I would probably double it as this only makes about 6 servings. I would also leave out the green pepper and mix in the dressing, again, right before serving. Ty!

Jul 27, 2013

The Old Bay seasoning is subtle, but certainly recognizable. Nice option for coleslaw, we liked it!

Apr 21, 2013

Thanks so much!

Mar 26, 2015

I am not a huge coleslaw fan, but am learning to eat it. This was good and the Old Bay made it a little different. I halved the recipe and there was too much dressing, so that's something to keep in mind next time.

Feb 23, 2015

Oh, this WILL be my go-to slaw recipe. Love this! Wonderful with any seafood or any meats.

Mar 12, 2014

I didn't even know I liked coleslaw. Now I love it! Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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