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Cracker Barrel Coleslaw-Copycat Recipe

This copycat cracker barrel coleslaw recipe is made with miracle whip coleslaw dressing.  This is a super easy copy cat cracker barrel slaw recipe that tastes like the real thing. 

copy cat cracker barrel cole slaw

We all have our favorite place to enjoy certain dishes like coleslaw.  And some love KFC coleslaw but our favorite is Cracker Barrel coleslaw.   So we made it a goal to try to recreate those amazing flavors with this copy cat Cracker Barrel Coleslaw recipe.

 

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cracker barrel coleslaw copy cat recipe

 

We use all fresh ingredients like carrots, two different types of cabbages for this coleslaw recipe.  And for our coleslaw dressing recipe we use fresh lemon juice, buttermilk and Miracle Whip and flavorful seasonings.  Everything is mixed together and chilled for at least 3 hours to allow the flavors to marry for the absolute best copy cat cracker barrel coleslaw. 

 

What is in this copy cat cracker barrel coleslaw recipe:

Ingredients:

Slaw:

  • 1 cup of Shredded Cabbage
  • 1 cup of  Shredded Carrots 
  • 1 cup of Shredded Purple Cabbage 

Dressing:

  • 1 cup of Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon of Celery Seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1/3 cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 a cup of Vinegar 
  • 4 teaspoons of Lemon Juice 
  • 1/4  cup of Buttermilk
  • 1/4  cup of Milk 

 

Equipment needed:

 

How to make home made coleslaw:

Scroll down for the printable recipe

 

shredded red and green cabbage and shredded carrots in a bowl

 

Using a sharp knife or a salad shooter and shred your cabbages and carrots.  Then place them in a large mixing bowl and mix well. 

NOTE: you could use a bagged mix for coleslaw but it’s usually not as tasty as freshly shredded cabbages and carrots. 

 

making the miracle whip coleslaw dressing

 

Add the miracle whip, celery seed, salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar, buttermilk, milk, and lemon juice to the cabbage/carrot mixture.

 

Homemade coleslaw dressing mixed into cabbage and carrots

 

Using tongs or a couple of forks to this Crackle Barrel coleslaw until very well combined.  Cover and place in your refrigerator and chill for 3 hours prior to serving.

 

copycat cracker barrel coleslaw in a clear dish with a miracle whip coleslaw dressing

 

Remove your slaw from the fridge and give it a stir or a couple tosses to mix everything together.   Serve at your next cookout, BBQ or picnic.

 

Tips for making the best coleslaw:

  • The easiest way to shred cabbage for coleslaw is with a food processor or a salad shooter but it can be done with a very sharp knife or a box grater 
  • How to prevent coleslaw from being watery or soupy after adding dressing?   Place your shredded cabbage in a colander over a bowl or in the kitchen sink.   Add salt to it and toss it to combine and allow it to set for at least an hour preferable 3-4 hours then rinse out the salt.  Pat dry with paper towels, the cabbage will appear limp but it is crisp and will absorb the dressing better.  This will remove the excess liquid from the cabbage prior to adding the dressing.   
  • How to have crisp coleslaw?  Remove excess water from the cabbage by sweating the shredded cabbage with salt in a colander in the steps mentioned above. 
  • When to serve coleslaw after adding dressing?  Always allow dressed coleslaw to set in fridge for at least 3 hours prior to serving. 
  • How to store coleslaw? always store coleslaw in the refrigerator and it should be consumed within 3-5 days after combining with dressing.  Never leave it out for longer than 2 hours. 

 

What to serve with coleslaw?

 

Other Side Dish Recipes: 

 

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Copycat Cracker Barrel Coleslaw Recipe

If you love cracker barrel Coleslaw then you will love this copycat recipe for home made Coleslaw. With our own homemade coleslaw dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
chilling time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat cracker barrel Coleslaw, cracker barrel Coleslaw, home made Coleslaw.
Servings: 6
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Slaw

  • 1 cup Shredded Cabbage
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup Shredded Purple Cabbage

Dressing:

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife or a salad shooter and shred your cabbages and carrots. Then place them in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Add the miracle whip, celery seed, salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar, buttermilk, milk, and lemon juice to the cabbage/carrot mixture.
  • Using tongs or a couple of forks and toss until very well combined. Cover and place in your refrigerator and chill for 3 hours prior to serving.
  • Remove from the fridge and give it a stir or a couple tosses to mix everything together and serve.

Notes

NOTE: you could use a bagged mix for coleslaw but it's usually not as tasty as freshly shredded cabbages and carrots. 

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 3788IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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