Homemade ColeSlaw Dressing

I use this homemade coleslaw dressing for broccoli slaw as well.It goes wonderfully with both of them. The addition of horseradish makes all the difference in this dressing. If you can not find horseradish you can substitute it perfectly with Wasabi paste. Wasabi paste is the green paste that is served with sushi.

Although it is more affordable to slice your own cabbage and shred your own carrots, I find that buying the prepackaged slaw is not all that more money. You can usually purchase a 16 oz.bag for around $1.99. It will save you lots of time!

This dressing will last you for a few days in a closed container in the fridge.

Here is what you are going to need for this perfect homemade cole slaw dressing:

Serves six – Makes about 1 1/2 cups Cole slaw dressing
1 16 oz. bag of prepackaged Cole slaw or broccoli slaw
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

Place the mayonnaise in a bowl. Whisk in the sugar until smooth. Add the horseradish and the vinegar, whisking constantly. Add the celery seeds and mix well.

Place the vegetables in a bowl. Add the dressing and coat well. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Serve with barbecued ribs, hamburgers, chicken or any of your favorite dishes! Enjoy!

Print the Cole Slaw Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • October 9, 2010

    Dean Mc

    This has to be by far the best recipe for coleslaw dressing out there. I used to use mustard, but it left more of a yellowish overwelming mustard taste, despit not using that much and overcompensating for more milk and dressing. The horseradish and celery seeds really compliment each other and it has more of a creamy and tangy taste insead of a yellowish mustard/tart taste. FYI, the “frugal lady” really knows her stuff. I use her recipes with most side dishes that I prepare today.

  • October 9, 2010


    Thanks Dean! I too love this recipe! I really appreciate you coming by and the support! Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • January 26, 2011

    The Baking Bookworm

    Thanks for such an easy and tasty side dish! I hope you don’t mind but I’ve included it on my blog with a link back here. I’m glad I just happened to find your blog!

  • January 26, 2011


    Hi Laurie!
    I hope you are feeling better and have shaken off the flu! I am very honored that you included me in your blog. Thank you very much! Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • April 26, 2011

    love home made cooking

    All I have to say is YUMMMY!! SOOO GOOOD! two thumbs UP!

  • April 26, 2011


    Thank you so much! I am happy you like this Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • July 22, 2011


    So glad I came across this recipe today! By far, the absolute BEST I’ve ever come by!!! Love the addition of horseradish. Thanks 🙂

  • July 25, 2011


    Hi Lysa!
    I am so happy this recipe helped you! Thank you so much for letting me know!
    Mary Ann

  • April 17, 2012


    This recipe was much too sweet for my family and they usually love slaw. Thanks anyway!

  • April 21, 2012


    Thank you for giving it a try. Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • November 4, 2012


    Thanks this recipe was quite easy. It was hit

  • November 5, 2012


    Hi Vanessa!
    I am so happy this worked for you! I love this recipe as well. Thank you very much for stopping by!
    Mary Ann