Easy Classic Coleslaw

All you need is 4 simple ingredients and you have the perfect side dish. This Easy Classic Coleslaw is a must for summertime and goes perfect with a grill out. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword coleslaw, Coleslaw Recipe, Easy Classic Coleslaw, summer side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
chilling 1 hour
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 269 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 28 oz coleslaw mix


  1. Whisked together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar. Once well-combined add in coleslaw mix and mix until coleslaw is well coated. 

  2. Place in the fridge and allow to chill for an hour before serving. 

Recipe Notes

How long can coleslaw be in the fridge:

This coleslaw can sit in the fridge for up to 4 days and be ready to serve. The coleslaw can get soggy while sitting for a long time and is best served after chilling for an hour in the fridge. If you are making this ahead of time just drain any extra water in as needed then serve.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Classic Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 20.8mg25%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.