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Even though I like a very simple coleslaw to go on top of my pulled pork sandwiches and tacos and carnitas, I also like a more robustly flavored slaw on the side. This one is rich with a creamy blue cheese dressing and studded with little bits of crisp bacon. I would also serve this with Cajun ribs, or just a plain old sandwich for a pretty perfect summertime lunch.

Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Coleslaw in a bowl.

I am a total slaw sucker. Even a very mediocre coleslaw that comes in a tiny plastic cup alongside a deli sandwich has my attention. This summer I am going to be putting the grating blade of my food processor to work big time. I love coleslaws that are bright and crisp, I love coleslaws that are creamy, I love coleslaws that are practically salads, and I love coleslaws that are finely minced.

Two spoons scooping Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Coleslaw from a bowl.

This Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Coleslaw is quite finely shredded, but not so finely that it doesn’t have some texture to stand up to the rich, creamy dressing. You are welcome to use low-fat dairy products if you wish. I didn’t.

Red and white bowl of Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Coleslaw.

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Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Coleslaw on a green plate with chicken.

Creamy Blue Cheese and Bacon Coleslaw

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
This is kind of like a steakhouse wedge salad in a slaw form.


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning or more if you want a stronger Cajun vibe
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots optional
  • ¼ cup chopped or crumbled cooked bacon (or more!)


  • In a large bowl mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, onion, blue cheese, and Cajun seasoning. Season generously with salt and pepper. 
  • Add the cabbage and carrots and toss to blend well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Pile into a bowl or serving platter and top with the bacon.


Low fat dairy will work here if you’d like.


Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 323mg, Potassium: 268mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 3848IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I love everything about this recipe. It’s on my menu for the coming week and that bowl? Love, love, love enamelware, is it from your favorite CT flea market?

    1. You know, I can’t remember where I got that bowl, but I just looked at the bottom and it ways American Atalier Vintage Collection, so maybe you can chase it down!

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