Ranch-Style Coleslaw With Bacon

"This is an easy-to-make coleslaw that is very good with grilled steaks and potato salad!! Another way to make it is Mandarin-Style Coleslaw: Prepare using Kraft Signature Mandarin Orange with Sesame Dressing and substituting 1 small apple, chopped, for the bacon. Italian-Style Coleslaw: Prepare using Kraft Extra Virgin Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing substituting 1 small red pepper cut into short thin strips for the bacon. This coleslaw can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 2 hours before serving."
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  • 1 (480 g) package coleslaw mix
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 13 cup ranch dressing (Kraft Rancher's Choice)


  • Toss colesalw blend with bacon in large bowl.
  • Add dressing; mix lightly.

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  1. I am not real sure how to rate this coleslaw so will go with how it tasted right after making it. Used 2 - 390 gram bags (believe it was) of coleslaw mix so doubled the bacon and ranch dressing. The bacon amount was great but needed quite a bit more dressing to make it creamy. It was a great tasting coleslaw and could not stop tasting while mixing. The bacon adds just a bit of salty flavor that really fits in well with the ranch dressing. The problem I had was after I refrigerated the cole slaw overnight the bacon became soggy and not to appealing and the ranch dressing became very watery in the bottom of the bowl. Seemed to have broke down a lot and didnt stir back into the slaw mix well at all. I used a new unopened bottle of Kraft Ranch dressing and will try this again to see what happens. Thank you Chef mariajane for sharing this recipe. Made and reviewed for the Cookbook Forums TYM - Theirs Yours & Mine photo tag game (September 09).


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