The additions of crisp, crumbled bacon and crunchy sunflower seeds nearly makes this creamy slaw a meal in itself. Store any remaining sunflower seeds, tightly bagged, in the refrigerator to keep them fresh-tasting for up to 3 months.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl combine the reserved drippings, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and celery seeds. Add cabbage, carrots, sunflower kernels, tomatoes, and green onions; toss gently to coat. Stir in crumbled bacon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer coleslaw to a bowl or storage container; cover and chill for at least 2 hours up to overnight.

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  • Serve within 2 hours after removing coleslaw from refrigerator; discard any leftovers.


If desired, substitute 5 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix) for the cabbage or shredded broccoli and the carrots.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; 39 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 21 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 451 mg sodium. 344 mg potassium; 11 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 3547 IU vitamin a; 25 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 60 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
5 stars, delicious, easy, & always a hit with the crowd! I've made this many times over the years & it's my go-to recipe. But the other reviewer is right---you can never have too much bacon so I add some extra, too!
Rating: Unrated
why do I have to throw leftovers away? It's delicious!
Rating: Unrated
I made this a few weeks ago once I received it in an issue of the magazine. My family & I thought it was delicious. I am making it tonight for a Barbque we are having and the only change I am making to this recipe is to use double the strips of bacon because you can never have too much bacon!!!