Blue cheese coleslaw made with crunchy cabbage and our favorite easy blue cheese dressing is perfection. Add some crispy bacon or almonds to take it over the top.

Serve this blue cheese slaw with BBQ baked chicken, juicy baked chicken thighs, or grilled pork chops for a complete meal.

Blue Cheese Coleslaw in a glass bowl with bacon sprinkled on top.

How to make this blue cheese coleslaw recipe

We start by making the dressing first so that it has a little time to sit and the flavors to meld together while you're preparing the veggies. Don't worry, all you have to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl. Easy!

If you want to top your coleslaw with crispy bacon (which is always a good idea), then it's best to cook the bacon now. And remember, don't toss the bacon into the coleslaw or your crispy bacon will turn chewy, and no one wants that. Sprinkle it on top to keep it crisp!

Now, all that you have to do is thinly slice the cabbage and toss it with the dressing. A mandolin is handy for slicing cabbage thin (this is the inexpensive one that we use), but a sharp knife works, too. Or you can take it extra easy and open a bag of coleslaw mix as we sometimes do.

purple and green cabbage in a bowl with blue cheese dressing poured over top.

How long does this coleslaw last?

Coleslaw is best eaten within a few hours after it is tossed in the dressing. But unlike green salads, coleslaw can be kept and eaten as leftovers. The cabbage will go a little soft, but it will still be great to eat. It will keep for at least 3 days in your fridge.

What to serve with blue cheese coleslaw

Anything bbq flavored is a natural with blue cheese coleslaw. Think baked bbq chicken, bbq beef ribs, grilled pork chops, or Korean bbq chicken.

If you have some leftover pulled pork (maybe from a batch of carnitas?) put some in a bun and top with this coleslaw. It's delicious!

And for another veggie side, try our smoky parmesan corn on the cob!

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Blue Cheese Coleslaw in a glass bowl with bacon sprinkled on top.

Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Blue cheese coleslaw made with crunchy cabbage and our favorite easy blue cheese dressing is perfection. Add some crispy bacon or almonds to take it over the top. 

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Ingredients

The Dressing

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

The Coleslaw

  • ¼ head purple cabbage, thinly sliced (3 cups)
  • ¼ head green cabbage, thinly sliced (3 cups)
  • Optional extras: ½ cup crumbled bacon, slivered almonds, or raisins

Instructions 

  • Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl then set aside. (The dressing is best after half an hour but can be used right away if needed)
    ½ cup yogurt, ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon minced red onion, 1 tablespoon water, 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Add the thinly sliced cabbage to a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and mix well. Top with any or all of the optional extras.
    ¼ head purple cabbage, ¼ head green cabbage, Optional extras: ½ cup crumbled bacon, slivered almonds, or raisins

Notes

We heard you! The amount of vinegar in this recipe has been reduced as some taste testers found the flavor too powerful. The new amount is much more subtle. 
Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 192mg, Potassium: 209mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 500IU, Vitamin C: 34mg, Calcium: 90mg, Iron: 1mg
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Blue Cheese Coleslaw in a glass bowl with bacon sprinkled on top.