KFC Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D.
small bowl of KFC-style coleslaw

If you love the taste of KFC coleslaw but feel like eating it at home, you're in luck! The perfect KFC coleslaw copycat recipe is right at your fingertips.

Coleslaw Copycat Dressing Recipe

If you're cooking for a crowd, then follow the recipe as written; it serves 10. Otherwise, for a family meal you can halve the recipe below.


  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Yield: About 2 cups

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

This makes coleslaw for 10 people. Feel free to halve the recipe if you have fewer people to serve.


  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 heads of green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 recipe Coleslaw Copycat Dressing (above)


  1. In a bowl, combine the onions, cabbage, and carrots.
  2. Toss to mix.
  3. Stir in the dressing.
  4. Serve chilled.

Servings: 10


Consider the following tips and variations.

  • Don't feel like shredding all that cabbage? In the slaw, replace the cabbage and carrots with 10 cups of pre-packaged coleslaw mix.
  • Make the dressing and slaw ahead, store them separately in the fridge, and toss them together just before serving.
  • In the dressing, replace the sugar with 1/2 cup of honey.

Choosing KFC Coleslaw

You don't have to visit KFC every time you're craving its coleslaw, as making a homemade copycat version is just as delicious.

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KFC Coleslaw Dressing Recipe