Cheese Slaw – Easy Game Day Appetizer

5 from 2 votes
Cheese Slaw

Game day is here, and as a crazy busy mama, you need appetizers that are not only easy to make but also crowd-pleasers. Cheese slaw is here to save the day! After all, some come for the game and some come for the appetizers! So you will want to please both.

This Cheese Slaw- easy game day appetizer will help you elevate your football gathering without sacrificing precious time! Now that’s a Crazy Busy Mama Win! 

Time is of the essence, and the Cheese Slaw understands that! Ha! Seriously though, doesn't look delicious? But this should come with a warning, it is quite addicting!

With minimal ingredients and straightforward preparation, this game day snack is a lifesaver. A dash of shredded cheese, a medley of crunchy red onion & banana peppers, a kick of optional  heat with chopped jalapeños and a dollop of your favorite mayonnaise as dressing – voila! In a matter of minutes, the busy mama can whip up a delicious treat that's sure to score points with family and friends.

This recipe is not only quick to prepare but also helps to ensure you have more time to enjoy the game with family and friends. So, kick back, relax, and savor the delicious flavors of game day without the stress!

No need to compromise Mama! You don’t have to work hard to play hard when you enjoy an easy game day recipe like this Cheese Slaw.  

Cheese Slaw Ingredients:

Here is how I did it: 

32 oz  Shredded Swiss Cheese (4 cups) 

16 oz  Mozzarella (2 cups) 

1-2 T red onion chopped small

1/2 cup pickled mild banana peppers chopped

1/2 cup pickled jalapeño peppers chopped

3 Tbsp Duke's mayonnaise (or your favorite) 


Blend all the ingredients in large bowl with a large fork. I like to use THESE bowls with lids so I when I am down mixing I can let it set up and store the remaining (if any left ) easily. Add small amounts of the Duke's mayo as you go. You don't want it dripping with mayo.  Add more banana peppers or jalapeno depending on if you like it HOT! 

Cheese Slaw (Step By Step Photos)

When it comes to shredding cheese,I love THIS cheese shredder is the best! Easy shredding and easy clean up too! Plus, I think freshly shredded cheese is best tasting. But you can use bagged too if you choose. But trust me once you start shredding your own you will be hooked! Better tasting and more affordable too!

I like to dip the slaw on blue corn chips but you can put on your favorite cracker or Frito's. I suppose you could ditch the chips all together and make this a low carb- keto friendly appetizer and serve veggies like celery with it, or maybe even pork rinds! However, you decide to serve it is great to make a day ahead of time so put the lid on it and let it sit. Or if you are just reading this on game day, put it together throw in the fridge and let it set up for at least and hour. The flavors come together better this way!

Ok Mama, Now it’s time to savor the game, share the excitement with loved ones, and celebrate victories – both on and off the field. So, kick back, relax, and let the flavors of this delicious and effortless appetizer take center stage during your next football gathering.


For those of you who love a step by step video here is one for you. 

Cheese Slaw Tutorial Video

For more easy game day appetizers make sure to follow my YOUTUBE !

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Cheese Slaw

Cheese Slaw

Easy Game Day Appetizer
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 522 kcal


  • 32 oz Swiss cheese 4 cups
  • 16 oz Mozzarella cheese 2 cups
  • 1 -2 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled mild banana peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise love Duke's mayo


  • Blend all the ingredients in large bowl with a large fork.
  • You will want to have large bowl so you can mix (sort of fluff) easily. You won't want to over mix and smash cheese, using a fork helps with this.
  • Add small amounts of the mayo as you go, as you do not want it dripping with mayo
  • Add more banana peppers or jalapeno depending on if you like it HOT! 



Cheese Slaw is an incredibly easy and delicious recipe that your whole family will love on GAME DAY! 


Calories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 35gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 479mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1062IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 1037mgIron: 0.3mg
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