KFC Coleslaw is some of the best coleslaw around. This for KFC Coleslaw was created by Bill Cosby (Bill Cosby from Missouri, not the Actor/Comedian). This recipe for KFC Coleslaw is one of the oldest recipes on CopyKat.com, and honestly this recipe for KFC cole slaw is one of the best recipes on the site. I hope you enjoy this recipe for KFC Coleslaw.
Please note there is no bell pepper in the KFC recipe. This is an optional suggestion only to add the bell pepper to the recipe.
Hands down this has to be my favorite recipe for KFC coleslaw. This recipe has been online here for more than 15 years. This is an extremely easy way to make homemade coleslaw. If you have never made this before, never fear I promise, this one is easy. You can use a food processor if you like to chop all of these vegetables. I think that if you cut everything by hand you can get it closer to what is served in the restaurant.
This recipe requires Miracle Whip, mayonnaise will not taste the same, so please do not substitute one for the other. Miracle Whip has a nice sweetness that goes very well in this coleslaw recipe. I personally like to make this coleslaw a day or two before when I need to serve this dish because the flavors really get the chance to marry and the flavor improves. I am also told by former employes that you can use tarragon vinegar for a more authentic taste, I have made this more times than I could count with regular white distilled vinegar.
You may also want to simply make up the dressing for this recipe, and then use a package of coleslaw mix to avoid chopping all of the vegetables. I love to bring this to a special event, the bowl always comes home empty.
Better Than KFC Coleslaw
You can make homemade cole slaw that tastes even better than KFC.
- 1-2 heads of Cabbage
- 1- Green Bell Pepper (optional, there is no bell pepper in the KFC recipe)
- 1- Small Onion
- 1- Medium to Large Carrot
- 2 cups of Miracle Whip Light
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
If you are Lucky to have a Food Processor Cut up Cabbage, while cutting up Cabbage Cut small slices of Green Pepper and Onion, or Carrot and add to Processor. This will help distribute flavor throughout slaw. You should only use 1/4 to 1/2 of Onion and Green Pepper but use all of the Carrot. If you truly love green pepper or onion you can add all but I do not recommend it.
Now mix Miracle whip, vinegar, and oil, and sugar. Mix smooth. Taste should be sweet with just a hint of vinegar. Amount of slaw dressing may be increased or decreased according to the amount of slaw you are making.
Add to cut up cabbage and Mix well. Let stand 1-hour if possible to let flavors mix. You will be happy with the results.Print Recipe