By ThatBobbieGirl on May 30, 2002
Photo by Pam-I-Am
Photo by Pam-I-Am
"Did you ever just start cooking without really having a clue where you were going to end up? My kids have gotten used to it by now. "Mom, what's for dinner?" "I don't know, it's not DONE yet. Let's wait and see what it turns out to be, okay?" Sometimes I let them name it. I really had absolutely NO idea how this would taste, but sometimes I come up with pretty decent stuff that way. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I thought I'd just whip up some coleslaw to go with my Bobbie-Q Beef (recipe for that may follow...eventually) But instead of reaching for a coleslaw recipe in a cookbook, I whipped out my handy-dandy Palm Pilot (how did I EVER get along without it?) and looked up the recipe for "Amish Macaroni Salad." I took that as my leaping-off point. First, I changed it from Miracle Whip to mayonnaise, then reduced the sugar. Also I added the celery salt, because, well, if it's good enough for a Chicago Style Hot Dog, it's good enough for me. Turned out that it tasted almost-but-not-quite exactly like Marzetti's Brand Slaw Dressing which comes in a glass jar from Your Grocer's Refrigerator Case. Which I just happen to like, so it was a good thing. Hope you give this a try."
Serving Size: 1 (703 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Great Dressing. The only change I made was to use powdered sugar. This seems to give it that "Marzetti Texture" that's sort of creamy/smooth. My husband thought it was Marzetti's Slaw Dressing. Came together under 2 minutes, flavor was exactly what I wanted, and there's enough dressing left over for tonights dinner! Thanks for posting! Di ;-)"
"WOW! I really love this dressing. I used Splenda, added a splash more vinegar and a pinch more celery salt. I'm diabetic and love coleslaw. This sugar-free version is just what the doctor ordered. I bought some thin sliced rye bread today, lean corned beef, sliced white American cheese and plan on a fabulous grilled sandwich with slaw this weekend:)"
"Terrific and easy! I added sugar to taste, which was roughly 3tbps. I really liked to addition of the celery salt....Chicago would be proud! I will definitely use this from now on!"
"This is basically how I make mine, with a tad less sugar. I usually buy the tri-colored cole slaw mix that also has purple cabbage and carrots. I do add a little black pepper and a little celery seed instead of the celery salt. Most packaged mixes consists of long, coarse strands of veggies so I pulse it a couple of times in the food processor before adding the dressing. BBQ, fried seafood, and fried chicken just ain't the same without a good cole slaw!"
"This is great! I used Splenda instead of sugar and might reduce the amount next time."
"I'm surprised I've never rated this. I really love it. Seems to be just the right amount of everything. I like it that the recipe is easily halved and stored for leftovers. I also used it in place of the dressing in Recipe #103254 and it worked perfectly. ETA- also I always use apple-cider vinegar.Update: Four years later and still using this exclusively. I have been experimenting with reducing the vinegar in my diet since I showed allergy to mold on one test and all fermented foods are cousins to mold. I can't do anything about the vinegar in the mayo but thought I would reduce what I could. To the sugar I added: 1 tsp ascorbic acid (unbuffered vitamin C powder) and 2 tsp powdered mustard. Then mixed in 1/4 cup water before adding the whole thing back into the mayo. Seemed to come out just right. I did taste more of a mayo flavor but I think if I tweaked the ingredients any more, the the flavors would be off."
"Really great dressing! Even my 87-year-old Mom likes it and she swore she'd never eat a "creamy" dressing in her life! It does taste like Marzetti's; however, I also used apple cider vinegar, added 1 tsp. black pepper, and used only 1/2 cup of sugar. It's delicious - thanks so much! I used it on bagged slaw veggies so I had twice as much as I needed for that, but I'm sure I'll find a wonderful use for the remaining half!"
"I made this last night to go with our fish dinner. I did 1/4 the recipe as I only had half a cabbage. We loved it. Thank you for sharing."
"Nice dressing. I made this to use on Mazetti's Southern Pecan Slaw and found the dressing had similar texture and flavor. A keeper!"
"I used a bag of coleslaw mix. I have never tried Marzetti dressing so I don't have anything to compare it to but we did enjoy this. It does make a lot of dressing and I used it all on one bag. Next time I think I would use two bags."
"it was a little bit different than Marzetti's in a good way. I prefer this dressing to theirs, it is sweeter and not as "bitey". Will become my standard."
"This was a nice easy dressing that tasted somewhat like Marzetti's. I used bagged coleslaw mix so my salad went together in a snap. Would make again. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Undissolved sugar =yuk.
Solution = measure vinegar in glass measuring cup and add sugar. Microwave in 30 second intervals, and stirring in between until dissolved, cool, continue with recipe :-)"
"Good recipe. Very similar to Marzetti. I used another reviewers suggestion to use powdered sugar and it blended in smoothly with the mayonnaise."
"Great - it is very similar to Marzetti's which I always use, but can't get where I am now. I only had Dijon mustard - but that worked well. Maybe I will try spenda next time."
"This was good even though I couldn't get that much sugar to dissolve. It was pretty sweet tasting. I'll make this again but next time I'll use less sugar and less vinegar. I used the white vinegar as stated but next time I'll try apple cider vinegar like some of the other reviewers did."
"I made this recipe tonight using Miracle Whip and it is absolutely delicious! Exactly what I was looking for!"
"I try and use splenda whenever possible. This dressing is superb, used it with finely shredded cabbage and broccoli stem mixture. Definately a keeper and thanks for posting."
"I have a chicken salad recipe that I adore and since Marzetti's slaw dressing is an ingrediant, I tend to keep it on hand for just this recipe. Imagine my disappointment when a craving struck and I realized I was out of Marzettis! Luckily I found this recipe and it worked spledidly! Followed exactly except just slightly decreased mustard. Will use this from now on! Thanks so much for posting!"
"Loved it! Very much like Marzetti's, but I like it better. Will never have to buy slaw dressing again."