How Much Coleslaw Per Guest Do You Need for Your BBQ?


You've dusted off the grill and you're ready for your first cookout! The burgers and hot dogs are counted out, but do you know how much coleslaw you'll need for all your guests? Coleslaw portions can be a little tricky to calculate...use our guidelines below to make sure you have enough to go around.

For the coleslaw dry ingredients, like shredded cabbage and carrots, figure that each guest will be eating 2 to 3 ounces. Here's a general guide for how much coleslaw you'll need if everyone consumes 3 ounces:

4 people - 12 ounces
6 people - 18 ounces
12 people - 36 ounces

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For the coleslaw dressing, figure that you will need approximately 2/5 cup for every 16 ounces. Here's how much dressing you will need based on that ratio:

4 people -  1/3 cup
6 people - 1/2 cup
12 people - 1 cup

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Happy grilling!

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