I love KFC Cole Slaw! I hardly ever eat at KFC because we try not to eat out that often, but when I do, I always get the cole slaw & biscuit for the sides. There is just something mouthwatering about that sweet, crunchy side dish that makes me scarf it down. I love it! This copycat version is fabulous! The longer it sits, the better it gets, so make this ahead of time & give it time to marry in the fridge. You are going to love it!

Copycat KFC Cole Slaw

Copycat KFC Cole Slaw


  • 1/2 cup light miracle whip
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (or milk plus 1/4 tsp lemon juice; let sit 5 min before using)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed or celery salt
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion (yellow, white or sweet vidalia onion)
  • 16 oz shredded bagged cole slaw cabbage mix


  1. Whisk everything but the cole slaw mix in a medium to large bowl. Taste the dressing & season with extra salt & pepper if desired.
  2. Add cole slaw cabbage mix & stir thoroughly.
  3. Let cole slaw chill & break down in the fridge for a minimum of 2-3 hours. Stir again before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Recipe lightly altered from Mom on Timeout