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This creamy and cheesy coleslaw loaded with bacon is the perfect side dish for any meal!  

Large glass bowl filled with creamy blue cheese coleslaw topped with bacon.


How Do I Make Blue Cheese Coleslaw?

This blue cheese coleslaw is made like a regular coleslaw. Chopped cabbage and carrots, mixed with a sweet, tangy dressing loaded with blue cheese crumbles. My favorite part? The bacon pieces that get mixed in. If you’re in a rush though or have no bacon on hand it can absolutely be left out.

We make this coleslaw often and only rarely go through the effort of cooking the bacon to add it in.

Pulled Pork sandwich on a bun topped with blue cheese coleslaw.

How Do I Make A Coleslaw Dressing?

This coleslaw dressing is made with a base of mayonnaise and sour cream. Mixed with a bit of sugar for sweetness and apple cider vinegar for a tangy bite.

Mixed all together this make a creamy dressing that coats the coleslaw mix perfectly. To make this a blue cheese coleslaw we just need to add the blue cheese crumbles. I like to mix some of the crumbles into the dressing and then sprinkle a bit on top as well.

 Large glass bowl filled with creamy blue cheese coleslaw topped with bacon.


Blue Cheese Coleslaw {with bacon}

5 from 13 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Serene
This creamy and cheesy coleslaw with bacon is the perfect side dish for any meal!
Large glass bowl filled with creamy blue cheese coleslaw topped with bacon.


  • 10 ounces coleslaw mix chopped cabbage and carrots
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 slices bacon cooked, chopped


  • blue cheese crumbles
  • salt and pepper as desired


  • Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, and sugar into a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Fold in the blue cheese crumbles.
  • Add in the cabbage and carrots mixture. Stir until completely coated.
  • Top with the crumbled bacon and additional blue cheese as desired. Or stir the bacon into the coleslaw to enjoy in every bite!


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I very rarely leave reviews on food blogs but this was absolutely outstanding!  My husband smoked pork and I was craving blue cheese slaw.  Little did I know how much bacon would add to the dish!  Love it!

  2. This recipe is easy to make. The blue cheese Cole slaw is very refreshing and goes well with Spicy Fried Chicken  or chicken wings. 

  3. OMG that is THE most delicious coleslaw I have ever tasted. I made it for my main course dinner. I am a fan of traditional coleslaw that my mother used to make or jazzing it up a bit with apple & walnut, but have never tasted anything so incredit.y delicious. I will be making this again & again

  4. Add a pinch of sugar and some spicy Sriracha to this quick coleslaw recipe for the best backyard barbecue side.

  5. Best coleslaw dressing ever! Have already made this once before and it went quickly, like no left overs. Am making again this weekend but for a barbecue and wondered if mixing the coleslaw with dressing ahead of time is okay, that it won’t be soggy? Last time I made it, we ate it straight away and it was delightfully crisp the way I like coleslaw. If you could let me know!

    1. I’m so glad that you liked it Lina! The coleslaw does keep, but it does get a little soggy as you stated. It depends on your preference for coleslaw. I’m like you I like it best the first day. My husband prefers it the second day.

  6. omg, This was almost out of this world delicious.! Thank you.
    I hope you won’t mind that I just thought I should ad a little more that a “bit” of the vinegar, also added one large green onion chopped very small, and, just because I also gorgonzola, split the amount of blue and gorg, Did add the bacon. Could not stop eating it yesterday cause it was even better the next day, however very rich. Once again, thank you for the recipe, it will be a favorite from now on,.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed! This is always a hit in our home. One of my husbands absolute favorites! Your additions sound so good! I’ll have to try adding some gorgonzola next time.

    2. Hello, this recipe looks really good! I’ve been trying to find a recipe that my sister used to make her blue cheese coleslaw. This one looks really close. She also put toasted almonds in her’s rather than the bacon. I needed a good ratio of mayonnaise and sour cream to try it out myself. Thanks again

    1. Always so happy to meet a fellow Texan!! And I absolutely agree, best food ever! There’s plenty of Texan inspired recipes on the site, hope you have fun clicking around 🙂 thanks for commenting!

  7. You’ve got me drooling over here, friend! Blue cheese and coleslaw just sounds all kinds of good! And I only posted one recipe last week, too, for the very same reason! 🙂