Thanks to this list of recipes with coleslaw mix, you’ll never have to worry about that pesky bag going bad again.
Instead, you might need to buy extra!
Raw coleslaw makes a mean base to any dish without adding excess calories or fat. It’s just sliced veggies, after all.
I love that it’s so versatile and saves a ton of time in the kitchen. And you can’t beat that crunch, right?
So if you’ve got a bag sitting in the fridge, check out this list of recipes with coleslaw mix.
1. Macaroni Coleslaw Salad
What happens when you combine two of the greatest summer side dishes?
Introducing macaroni coleslaw salad! It brings the best of both worlds and turns these two sides into the main event.
Combining coleslaw, macaroni noodles, veggies, and dressing, this dish is sweet, tangy, and perfect for a barbeque – or even on its own for a fresh dinner.
2. Barbecue Chicken Tostadas
If you love coleslaw with barbeque (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), this recipe will rock your world.
It starts with crispy corn tostada that’s slathered with baked beans, BBQ chicken, and coleslaw.
You get a nice sweet smokiness in every bite, enhanced by the fresh crunch of the slaw.
3. Quick Cabbage Soup
Coleslaw mix is a godsend for crafting quick and easy soups.
In only fifteen minutes, you get this healthy, savory soup that tastes tangy, sweet, and savory.
No need to chop cabbage or carrots because the coleslaw mix has you covered!
4. Fish Taco Slaw
I absolutely love coleslaw on tacos. It provides such a nice texture to soft tortillas, with a bit of creaminess thrown in for good measure.
This recipe concocts the perfect crunchy element to import bright, tangy flavors to the fish.
No taco Tuesday would be complete without this slaw.
5. Egg Roll in a Bowl
This low-carb meal is a great, tasty dinner to make when you’re short on time.
Each bite is packed with veggies, protein, and oodles of flavors. It’s wallet-friendly too.
There’s no need to hit up your local Chinese spot with this recipe in your back pocket.
This is great on its own, but if you want some carbs, serve it with a side of white rice or noodles.
6. Pineapple Coleslaw
If you’re looking for an easy side dish to bring to a summer barbeque, this pineapple coleslaw is for you.
It pairs perfectly with grilled meat, but especially with pulled chicken or pork.
This Hawaiian-inspired dish has tons of tropical sweetness, and it’s super colorful, which I just love.
7. Healthy Chicken Cobb Salad
This unique cobb salad recipe cuts the calories without sacrificing on taste.
It swaps some key ingredients with healthier versions and uses less bacon and cheese to create a super healthy dish.
Cobb salads are also pretty customizable, so you can make them exactly as you like!
8. Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Slaw Salad
This 20-minute salad puts that bag of coleslaw mix to good use. It’s loaded with vegetables, chicken, and a whole lotta slaw.
The Thai peanut sauce dressing has to be my favorite part, though. I’m a total sucker for any combination of soy-peanut sauce.
This salad makes the perfect pick-me-up during a hectic day and will keep you energized during those afternoon meetings.
9. Ramen Noodle Asian Salad
Each bite of this salad has an unforgettable crunch from the raw ramen noodles and cabbage.
Whoever thought to put raw noodles into a salad deserves an award because it adds such a tasty texture to a bed of simple greens.
You won’t just use the ramen noodles; the little seasoning packet comes in handy, too, adding extra flavor to the dressing.
All-in-all, this recipe is such an innovative way to make coleslaw, so be sure to keep it on hand.
10. Potsticker Noodle Bowls
I can’t get enough of these noodles. Even after eating them every day this week, I still crave more.
This simple skillet recipe comes together in only 30 minutes and has a terrific, savory, umami flavor.
It’s also a great recipe to whip up a big batch of and enjoy as leftovers throughout the week.
11. Peanut Chicken Wraps
These peanut chicken wraps are so easy to make, and they’re fantastic for a light lunch.
All you have to do is fill a flour tortilla with seasoned chicken, crunchy coleslaw, and peanuts to create this yummy meal. How easy is that?
12. Cilantro Lime Taco Slaw
Got five minutes to spare? Of course, you do! So why not whip up a batch of this cilantro lime taco slaw?
It makes an excellent taco topping, but it’s also fantastic as a side dish for any meat entree.
Toss some of this slaw onto burgers, sandwiches, tofu wraps, and more! You really can’t go wrong.
13. BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joes
Take it from me; sloppy joes are the premiere comfort food. Where else can you get smoky, savory, and sweet combined into every bite?
These BBQ turkey sloppy joes provide a healthier alternative to the timeless meal and make excellent use of coleslaw mix to boot.
After all, the sweet tanginess of sloppy joe sauce is practically begging for something creamy to balance it out.
Not to mention the incredible crispy goodness that brings this otherwise soft dish to life.
14. Sesame Chicken Salad
This salad’s got so much jam-packed into every bite. From savory and crunchy to creamy and sweet, it’s an all-around good time.
The best part is the sesame vinaigrette which adds a lovely sweet nuttiness to this dish.
Plus, sesame flavoring enhances chicken so well, and this salad has plenty of nuttiness to go around.
15. Simple Asian Slaw
Simplicity comes first with this Asian slaw.
The main players are coleslaw mix, pepper, herbs, and a soy sauce dressing. But you can also customize it based on what’s in your fridge.
This slaw makes a beautiful side but can easily have chicken or beef added to create a yummy and filling dinner.
16. Chinese Chicken Coleslaw Stir Fry
This protein-packed recipe makes a mean dinner for busy weeknights.
Bagged shredded cabbage is the star of the show, adding a nice dose of nutrients.
Oh, and it’s crazy quick to put together!
17. Tuna Pita Pockets
Do you need a quick and healthy lunch? These tuna pita pockets are so darn easy to make and are deliciously rich in fresh flavor.
Greek yogurt provides a fabulous creamy base for the tuna, grapes, and of course, coleslaw.
All the flavors are mingled into one delicious pita pocket for the ultimate lunch experience.
18. Blue Cheese Coleslaw
This low-carb meal is sure to steal the show at your next barbeque.
Combine a bag of shredded coleslaw with some buttermilk dressing and blue cheese to create this tasty salad.
It’s so effortless but still leaves you wanting more.
19. Baked Spring Roll
Now this recipe puts coleslaw mix to ingenious use.
Baked spring rolls are less greasy than those you get with take-out but still just as crispy and chewy.
This dish makes the perfect side to chicken, rice, or noodles, or can just be enjoyed for “appy” hours too.
20. Italian Sausage and Bean Soup
This hearty soup is the epitome of comfort. The warm, tomato flavors soothe the soul and heat your bones on a chilly day.
In less than 20 minutes, this one-pot soup can be on your table. It’s easy, healthy, and Nonna-approved.
21. Easy Thai Noodles
These easy Thai noodles come together fast and make an excellent meal for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
There’s so much savory, nutty flavor infused into every bite.
It’s also super easy to crank up the heat on this dish, so if you like to feel the fire, go heavy on the red pepper flakes.
22. Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)
Cabbage pancakes are so full of flavor you’ll be wondering why you never made them before.
Imagine potato fritters, but with cabbage that’s infused with Asian-inspired flavors.
The spicy dipping sauce is the icing on the cake, tying everything together for an incredibly tasty meal.
23. Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw
This light summer side dish is the perfect recipe for the balmy months ahead.
The best part about this coleslaw is how versatile it is. Serve it up on tacos, or add some grilled chicken and avocado for a hearty salad.
It’s healthy, sweet, and contains just the right amount of spice. Yum!
24. Sweet Jalapeño Coleslaw
If you’re looking for a way to elevate your time-old coleslaw recipe, then this slaw is for you.
It contains tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors that will kick your tastebuds into gear.
All you need is some pulled pork and a soft bun, and you’re good to go!
25. Mandarin Orange Coleslaw
Who knew mandarin oranges could be the secret weapon for incredible coleslaw?
This recipe adds a sweet, sugary twist to the barbeque staple.
If you’re like me and obsess over anything sweet and savory, then this side dish will rock your world.
26. Fried Catfish Po-Boy
If you’re craving a little bit of that “New Awlins,” take this recipe for a spin.
You can’t get more Southern than fried catfish. No matter where you live, it’s a super easy recipe to whip up right at home.
The best part of a Po-Boy, in my opinion, is the creamy, tangy coleslaw on top. It adds a slight coolness to the spice of the fried catfish.
27. Cabbage Roll Casserole
Casserole lovers rejoice! Coleslaw makes it super easy to whip up enough to feed the five thousand.
These cabbage rolls only take 30 minutes to prep, making it a great weeknight dinner.
It combines my two favorite comfort foods: cabbage rolls and casseroles. Together they make the coziest, most comforting dish to warm up your soul.
28. Healthy No Mayo Coleslaw
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a no-mayo coleslaw recipe as good as this one.
If you’re trying to lighten up the staple side dish, take a hint from this recipe and swap out the mayo with some Greek yogurt.
You can achieve the same creamy goodness without loading on the fat and calories. Talk about a win-win!
29. Chicken Potstickers
I can’t get enough of potstickers.
Whenever I’m at Costco, I always make sure to stock up on these bad boys in the frozen aisle because they’re my favorite go-to guilty-pleasure snack.
Well, now I don’t need to because these chicken potstickers are so easy to make at home.
Each bite is crispy, flakey, and full of tasty savory flavor that will leave your mouth watering.
Plus, you can so easily adjust these to your liking. I love mine spicy, but you can make them as mild as you like.
30. Mediterranean Coleslaw
If you’re gunning to revamp your BBQ game, you have to try this Mediterranean coleslaw recipe.
It gives the summer staple a much-needed makeover and doesn’t take any extra effort on your part!
Start with the main players; coleslaw mix, diced veggies, and fresh herbs. Then add the black olives, feta cheese, and zesty lemon vinaigrette.
It’s a simple but tasty twist that’ll have you wondering why you never tried it before.
This recipe is especially good if you’re trying new BBQ recipes, like serving souvlaki instead of burgers!
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