Yummy Broccoli Slaw (such an easy side dish!)

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2013

broccoli slaw easy side dish

If you’re looking for a ridiculously easy side dish for holiday parties, backyard BBQ’s or just for your own family at home, you must give this yummy Broccoli Slaw a try! 

Even if you don’t like coleslaw!

I’ve never been a huge fan of coleslaw — even the really good homemade stuff. However, when it comes to Broccoli Slaw, I’ll almost always go back up for 2nds or even 3rds.

I LOVE this easy side dish! 

BrocoSlaw is such a simple side dish to make, and it’s versatile enough to work with backyard BBQ’s, a simple sandwich buffet, or even a ham dinner.

broccoli slaw easy side dish

Yield: 12-16

Delicious Broccoli Slaw

Delicious Broccoli Slaw

I've never been a huge fan of coleslaw -- however, when it comes to Broccoli Slaw, I'll almost always go back up for 2nds or even 3rds. I love this easy side dish!

Broccoli Slaw is versatile enough to work with backyard BBQ's, a simple sandwich buffet, or even a big holiday ham dinner -- and today, I'm sharing my super simple recipe for this yummy side dish!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 packages (12 oz.) Broccoli Slaw mix (it's by the lettuce in most grocery stores)
  • 1 head broccoli; washed and chopped into small bite-size pieces
  • 1 bottle (16 oz.) Coleslaw dressing -- or make your own
  • 1/2 c. craisins, raisins, or dried cherries
  • 1/2 c. bacon bits or chopped bacon
  • 1/2 c. nuts (I like sliced almonds or candied peanuts)
  • 1/2 c. sunflower seeds


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl (reserving a little of the dressing for later if necessary).
  2. Cover and let sit for a few hours (see notes below)
  3. Stir well before serving and add more dressing if needed.


This dish honestly tastes better if it's made in advance. I usually make it in the morning, or even the day before!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 177 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 5mg Sodium 521mg Carbohydrates 17g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 11g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 5g
Nutritional information is approximate and does not account for additional ingredients or added toppings.

broccoli slaw ingredients

broccoli slaw easy side dish

See, I told you it was an easy side dish!

I made this as an easy side dish for Nora’s birthday party, and several people asked me for the recipe, so I know I’m not the only one who loves it.

Not only is it really quick to make and SO delicious, but it’s also easily customizable for your own tastes.

Add in the fact that it can be made several hours ahead of time so there’s no last-minute prep work, and it’s basically the perfect easy side dish to bring along for holiday parties or other functions.

broccoli slaw easy side dish

What are your favorite make-ahead easy side dishes?

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  1. Sara


    Yikes. I hope this will hold for 20 hours. I just made it and will serve it tomorrow around 6pm. Will it be really soggy?


  2. Amy


    This looks great!! So easy too. When you add in a dried fruit, do you ever add in the bacon as well? Just wondering how they’d pair together….or what do you think are the most popular/tastiest add ins of the optional ones you listed?


    Andrea Reply:

    Good question Amy — and yes, I usually add ALL the optional mixins in each batch. I love the sweet and salty together!


  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet


    I make my broccoli slaw with pineapples and raisins. I can’t get enough of it!


  4. Leigh


    I love this made as a ceaser salad.


  5. Katy


    This is one of our favorite as well. I make my own dressing with Miracle Whip, sugar and vinegar. We also use broccoli slaw in stir-fry, and we often finely chop it and add to veggie pizza (the cold, appetizer kind).


  6. Michaela


    Thank you! I had this at a dinner a few months ago and loved it, but I thought it would be harder to make so I didn’t ask for the recipe, now I see it’s actually very simple!