Creamy and crunchy Blue Cheese Bacon Coleslaw is the perfect tangy/salty side dish for any grilled meat. It’s also fantastic as a topping on burgers and hot dogs and even on tacos.
A little red cabbage and shredded carrot mixed in with the green cabbage gives some color.
Sometimes just a basic Buttermilk Coleslaw is what’s called for. Other times you want something a little more original. Caesar Coleslaw and this Blue Cheese Bacon Coleslaw fit the bill when you want a unique and extra tasty slaw.
I like to use fresh cabbage for coleslaw instead of the bagged mix. It’s worth the few extra minutes. The taste is much better and you get more for your money.
I love a combination of sour cream and mayonnaise for coleslaw. Together they are so creamy and rich and the sour cream gives just a little tang.
Since it is apple season, you could try adding a julienned apple for a little extra crunch and a touch of sweetness. It ALWAYS goes well with blue cheese and bacon.
I’ve added a tower of crispy bacon pieces. 🙂
Add them just before serving so they stay crispy.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a delicious way to eat this Blue Cheese Bacon Coleslaw.
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Blue Cheese Bacon Coleslaw
- 3-4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 small green cabbage, cored and thinly shredded
- 1/4 small red cabbage, shredded
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Cook diced bacon in a pan until crisp. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
- Combine green and red cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, and salt and pepper.
- Add about 1/2 the dressing to the cabbage and stir to combine well. Keep adding dressing and stirring until all the cabbage is coated well. You may not need all the dressing.
- Stir in blue cheese crumbles and green onion.
- Sprinkle bacon on top.
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Originally published September 17, 2014.
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20 thoughts on “Blue Cheese Bacon Coleslaw”
Absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to make this easy tasty dish!!
When I make this recipe when I grow up, this coleslaw might be thick. I want to try vinegar. Is this missing in the recipe?
I made this and it was good but too thick. Had to add some vinegar.
Is it perhaps missing from the recipe?
Totally loving the idea of adding bacon to coleslaw.. I can imagine how enhanced all the delicious flavours must be! Thanks for the great recipe.. you can consider that I will be making it!
This looks fantastic! We are going to a potluck this weekend and this would be awesome! The bacon and blue cheese sounds amazing and apples would be really good in here too!
I make slaw weekly, and love changing it up. I love the addition of bacon and blue cheese! Pinning. 🙂
I never knew coleslaw could be so versatile! I really disliked it growing up because the store-bought versions my family would pick up for parties were awful. Now that I’m older I’ve finally learned the secret wonder of homemade slaw, and how on earth could I resist blue cheese and bacon?!
Love this twist to traditional coleslaw! The addition of bacon is perfect!
This sounds so awesome!! I love, love, love blue cheese and I agree that it goes GREAT with the sweet apple and salty bacon. This is much more fun than your typical boring slaw!
I love putting coleslaw on burgers and sandwiches. It’s like adding the crunchy lettuce and lettuce all at once. This sounds delicious!
Coleslaw and bacon??? I would never have thought of that! yum!
Bacon and blue cheese sounds like the perfect addition to coleslaw! Such a delicious flavor, Christin!
Blue cheese and bacon, coleslaw re-invented!
I think bacon makes this great salad even better!
WHY haven’t I ever thrown leftover bacon in my coleslaw?! That sounds totally awesome with the blue cheese. Yum!
I was just thinking yesterday about how it’s been too long since I’ve made coleslaw. This sounds fantastic with the bacon and blue cheese … and I love the idea to add some apple!
The coleslaw sounds amazing! I am not sure about blue cheese though since i never got to taste it.
Drooling over here!
My motto is, bacon makes everything better! Even coleslaw! I love your interesting twist on this classic side dish. I also love coleslaw on a grilled bratwurst, yummy!
Wow! Christin I want some of that coleslaw on a burger right now. Awesome twist on coleslaw. Bacon and blue cheese? Yum!