This recipe used to be printed on the Old Bay® cans, but it was removed a decade or more ago; it is very different than the one on the current Old Bay website. I much prefer this one and even today occasionally see a posting from someone looking for the old recipe from the Old Bay can. Well, here it is!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, sugar, and seafood seasoning in a salad bowl until sugar has dissolved. Stir cabbage, carrots, and green bell pepper into dressing until coated.

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Cook's Note:

Ready to eat right away, improves if chilled for a couple of hours. Great as a side dish, especially with pork barbeque.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.2g 1% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 5.2mg 2% DV; sodium 151.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
Excellent recipe! I really thought that the Old Bay would overpower it but it didn't. I omitted the bell pepper and onion and it turned out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2016
The flavor on this was very mild. The next time I make it I'm probably going to add more seasoning. I also ended up tripling the recipe to feed my family of six as a reasonable side dish. It's 8 servings if you maintain a very small portion size which doesn't work for a family of farmers. On the whole though it wasn't bad. Just needs a little tweaking to serve my family's tastes. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
Excellent recipe! I really thought that the Old Bay would overpower it but it didn't. I omitted the bell pepper and onion and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2015
Being from the east coast Old Bay is something I grew up with. When I made this coleslaw OMG ! For those who don't care for bell pepper, try using celery instead. I use lemon juice instead of vinegar sometimes to switch it up. Add some shrimp or crab and it's completely over the top. Thanks for posting Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2013
This is a very good recipe, and quick and easy to make. I made the sauce exactly as listed, though used light Miracle Whip. The Old Bay Seasoning gives it a little bit of a refreshing bite. I used a bag of shredded slaw cabbage with carrots instead of chopping my own. The recipe made a perfect amount of sauce for one bag of slaw cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
I really liked this coleslaw. I dont make it much because I have to adjust the sugar so much until it isnt as sweet as candy. This one was great with only 2 tsp. I also really liked the addition of the Old Bay seasoning. I had the garlic and herb flavored one and that worked fine. For ease I used a 10oz un-measured bag of shredded cabbage from Trader Joes. I also used pre-shredded carrots I always have on hand anyhow. I minced the onion and blended with the vegetables I kept separate from the dressing until serving. I tried some with and without the green peppers. I much liked it without. The green peppers sort of make it taste different than classic coleslaw. I would make this again for a family bbq. Only change is I would probably double it as this only makes about 6 servings. I would also leave out the green pepper and mix in the dressing again right before serving. Ty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2013
Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2013
The Old Bay seasoning is subtle but certainly recognizable. Nice option for coleslaw we liked it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2016
Mixed reviews here. 3 stars and 4 stars so giving benefit of doubt. Probably due to the mayo vs. Miracle Whip opinions. Didn't use the bell pepper and would add the suggested celery next time for an added texture and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/16/2013
No one in my family liked this at all. The taste was just terrible for us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2013
Had some imitation crab meat and added it to this. Was great. Think real crab would even be better Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2016
The flavor on this was very mild. The next time I make it I'm probably going to add more seasoning. I also ended up tripling the recipe to feed my family of six as a reasonable side dish. It's 8 servings if you maintain a very small portion size which doesn't work for a family of farmers. On the whole though it wasn't bad. Just needs a little tweaking to serve my family's tastes. Read More
(1)