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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Sandi Gregory Johnson

"This tastes just like the cole slaw served at popular fried chicken or fish restaurants. It's excellent with burgers or on top of BBQ'd pork sandwiches, too!!!"
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2 h 15 m servings 200 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine the coleslaw mix and onion in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the salad dressing, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, and poppy seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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More like 4 and a half stars. A tad on the sweet side (should have listened to reviews and cut back on sugar some), but still so so yummy. Seemed dry when first put together, but it really cre...

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I found this to be too sweet and too heavy on the dressing- if I make it again I will reduce the sugar by about half and add the liquid to the slaw mix bit by bit until I get the desired amount ...

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More like 4 and a half stars. A tad on the sweet side (should have listened to reviews and cut back on sugar some), but still so so yummy. Seemed dry when first put together, but it really cre...

This was great! I used mayo instead of miracle whip and rice wine vinegar instead of white vinegar, but just barely cut back on the sugar because rice vinegar is slightly sweet. My friends agre...

The BEST slaw recipe ever!! I just finished making it and YUM-O!!! Can't wait to try it in a few hours. It taste's just like the coleslaw at the fast food chicken place. The only change that...

Delicious cole slaw! Creamy and sweet, just the way I like it. I use real mayo, celery seed instead of poppy, a dollop of sour cream instead of the oil, and a little extra salt and pepper. Thank...

I just made this coleslaw for a big cookout that I am hosting tomorrow and I had to rate this right away! It is delicious! I haven't even chilled it for the 2 hours and it is so good! I can't wa...

This is very good- almost the my family's long time recipe. One thing I do to make it creamier and less watery- I only put half the dressing on it to begin with. After an hour, I drain some of ...

Being a midwesterner, I've had a lot of different kinds of restaurant and tavern coleslaws with my Friday night perch dinners, but this is the best by far!

This is very much like the slaw we make in our deli and people come from other counties just to get this slaw. I tried cutting down the ingredients from the huge amount we make at the store and...

This was absolutely delicious, and I'm not even a huge slaw fan! I used two bags of prepared slaw, and made the dressing as directed. Plenty of dressing. Refrigerated overnight, and plenty of...