Original Old Bay® Coleslaw

Original Old Bay® Coleslaw

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"This recipe used to be printed on the Old Bay® cans, but it was removed a decade or more ago; it is very different than the one on the current Old Bay website. I much prefer this one and even today occasionally see a posting from someone looking for the old recipe from the Old Bay can. Well, here it is!"

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 115 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, sugar, and seafood seasoning in a salad bowl until sugar has dissolved. Stir cabbage, carrots, and green bell pepper into dressing until coated.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Ready to eat right away, improves if chilled for a couple of hours. Great as a side dish, especially with pork barbeque.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Excellent recipe! I really thought that the Old Bay would overpower it but it didn't. I omitted the bell pepper and onion and it turned out great.

Holiday Baker

I really liked this coleslaw. I dont make it much, because I have to adjust the sugar so much until it isnt as sweet as candy. This one was great with only 2 tsp. I also really liked the addition of the Old Bay seasoning. I had the garlic and herb flavored one and that worked fine. For ease I used a 10oz, un-measured bag of shredded cabbage from Trader Joes. I also used pre-shredded carrots I always have on hand anyhow. I minced the onion and blended with the vegetables I kept separate from the dressing until serving. I tried some with and without the green peppers. I much liked it without. The green peppers sort of make it taste different than classic coleslaw. I would make this again for a family bbq. Only change is, I would probably double it as this only makes about 6 servings. I would also leave out the green pepper and mix in the dressing, again, right before serving. Ty!


Thanks so much!