Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bacon & Blue Cheese Coleslaw

This one's super simple and super tasty. Sometimes I like to spend hours working on a dish, and sometimes I just need to put something together quickly. This recipe falls in the latter category - I just got back from travel and needed to take a dish to a family reunion that would work for 20-30 people, so quick & quantity were the keywords. I've made fancier versions of this recipe before with my own dressing (and will blog them soon), but this fast-and-furious one works really well and gets good reviews from even picky eaters. Enjoy!


1/2 head red cabbage
1/2 head green cabbage
1 lb baby carrots
1 bottle prepared Coleslaw dressing, or Ranch dressing
1/2 lb bacon
4-6oz. crumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola

Cook bacon to crisp. Drain on paper towels and crumble into small pieces.

Using a food processor, grate the carrots and slice both cabbages into a big mixing bowl. (If you're making this in advance, keep the red cabbage out for now and mix it in shortly before serving; it turns everything a bit pink if it sits for more than an hour.) Add the bacon, dressing, and blue cheese, and mix well.

Serves 16-20.


Brad said...


Anonymous said...

I made this coleslaw for our post Trick or Treating Halloween party. I served it with pulled pork sandwiches and potato soup -- it made for a great trio! Everyone loved the surprise bite of bleu cheese. Thanks for sharing the recipe -- it was a big hit (like you said it would be)!

Chris Freeland said...

Christine - Sounds yummy - glad it turned out well!