If there’s one cooking ingredient that adds a rich, creamy touch to every dish, it's sour cream.
Not only that, but sour cream’s creaminess helps balance out the acidity of other ingredients, giving its recipes a well-known interesting flavor overall.
So, why not use it in your cooking?
Here are 29 insanely delicious recipes using a lot of sour creams.
- 1. Cielito Lindo
- 2. Spiced Sweet Potato Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3. Sour Cream Homemade French Onion Dip
- 4. Sour Cream Classic Blueberry Muffins
- 5. 20-Minute-Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
- 6. One-Pot Spring Pasta With Cooked Salmon
- 7. Sour Cream Noodle Kugel
- 8. Sour Cream Drops
- 9. Strawberry Galette With Whipped Cream
- 10. Mexican Street Corn Dip
- 11. Glazed Sour Cream Gem Cakes
- 12. Pineapple Coconut Cake
- 13. Chicken Boti Kebabs
- 14. Three Cities of Spain Cheesecake
- 15. Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
- 16. Sour Cream Brussels Sprout & Shallot Dip
- 17. Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas
- 18. Sour Cream Donuts With Coffee Glaze
- 19. Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake
- 20. Sour Cream Pancakes with Sour-Cream Maple Syrup
- 21. Sour Cream Biscuits
- 22. Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing
- 23. Sour Cream Cheesecake Brownies
- 24. Sour Cream And Onion Pasta
- 25. Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- 26. Modern Lobster Roll
- 27. Iceberg Wedges With Grilled Bacon and Croutons
- 28. Maraschino Cherry Parfaits
- 29. Sour Cream Spanish Tortilla
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You’ll also need some refried beans, cream cheese, salsa, tomatoes, your choice of meat (or not), and finely shredded mozzarella.
It takes a little while to prepare and bake, but it serves aplenty, and its powerful taste from all of its layers is one to remember.
Best prepared for family dinners, or you can make it for yourself and reheat it for many days after.
How could we make a list of abundant sour cream recipes without adding the cielito lindo?
To prepare this classic Mexican dish, you’ll need a lot of sour creams, for one of its many layers is entirely made up of it!
Spiced Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a delectable dessert that combines the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger with the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes, resulting in a moist and flavorful cake.
This dish is more on the lengthy end at 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it’s also a gluten-free crowd-pleaser, so save it up for those special events like Thanksgiving!
This beginner-friendly recipe is also vegetarian, and who doesn’t love an onion dip for sharing snacks at parties?
The key for this recipe is using full-fat sour cream and cooking the onions slowly, letting them sweeten and caramelize. Then the rest is just adding spices like onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and melting the creamy ingredients in a frying pan.
Overall, you’ll get a soft creamy texture in contrast to the solid or awkward-looking dips for sale at grocery stores.
Who said muffins couldn’t use sour cream? These ones go against the odds by integrating sour cream into the batter, giving them a distinctive tangy flavor and tender crumb consistency.
This makes the muffins a little sweet but not so sweet that you’d mistake them for other pastries.
This one’s a classic holiday dish that’s easier to whip up than a turkey, an apple pie, or any other complex dish. In less than 20 minutes, you could have this delicious mashed potato platter by combining a lot of butter, a lot of sour creams, and potatoes cut into small chunks.
With this, you’ll have a delicious side dish to entertain your guests before the main courses arrive. Serve it with some chips for the best value.
This easy-to-make recipe is both delicious and quick, with its length varying depending on how many ingredients you add. For its most basic version, just use pasta, smoked salmon, sour cream, and lots of fresh lemons. You’ll need one cup of sour cream divided to make the creamy sauce that makes this pasta unique. One cup of sour cream should do for a twelve-muffin serving.
Sour cream gives this savory pudding an added zest to its sweet flavor and curbs down its eggy flavor.
For many Ashkenazi households, this might be one of the best family dinner recipes to make. Combine the sour cream with the eggs, butter, noodles, cottage cheese, and cinnamon.
Pair it with beef brisket or serve it for Rosh Hashana, and you’re all set.
These sour cream drops feature unique frosting that combines butter, confectioner’s sugar, and sour cream for their rich, tangy flavor.
These ones work as a superb afternoon snack or for a Sunday side with family and kids. The flavor can be described as sweet, sour, soft, and delicious, perfect for almost any occasion and sure to leave a lasting memory on those who try them.
Imagine biting into a slice of golden-brown pastry, its delicate layers giving way to sweet strawberries, enhanced by the tangy, creamy batter thanks to its sour cream.
This is a vegetarian crowd-pleaser, sure to surprise even the most tight-lipped guests. It has rosemary in its crust and balsamic vinegar in its filling.
The result? The marriage of sweet fruit and sour vinegar in a flake-free galette crust.
Sour cream is a staple in Mexican cuisine, used in many dips and the classic Cielito Lindo.
This street corn dip is a beginner-friendly Mexican recipe that smothers the tortilla chips with Monterey Jack cheese, corn, and zesty lime juice.
The acidity of the lime is balanced with the sour cream’s innate creaminess. Just make sure to respect the recipe quantities so as to not make it too acidic!
Accompany with tortilla chips, and serve it to your guests with some traditional Mexican cerveza or perhaps a Coors Light if there’s none around.
These beautiful mini cakes use a lot of sour creams and are available in many different glazes. Their petite size makes them perfect for sharing at house parties, with the sour cream lending them their luxurious texture and the sugar and butter lending them some sweetness.
A vegetarian dessert with tangy sour cream coconut cake is the best companion for the tart pineapple filling. One of the few desserts you can reliably eat with your eyes before you do with your mouth, its cream cheese frosting and creamy coconut flakes make it an undisputed crowd-pleaser.
Boti is bite-sized chicken cubes marinated with different types of spices. In this recipe, sour cream is mixed with green chutney and infused with spices, garlic, and even marinated with yogurt. Serve them with a brioche hot dog bun and fill them with your favorite green ingredients.
Along with its funny name, this cheesecake blends the rich creaminess of sour cream with the sweetness of vanilla wafer, melted butter, cream cheese, and sugar filling.
You’ll start eating it with your nostrils as soon as you bake it, as this dessert will fill your kitchen with sugary aromas that’ll transport you to Madrid.
This elegant cheesecake combines sour cream, vanilla beans, figs, pistachios, and honey for a clean flavor that reminds us a lot of baklava. Prepare it with time to spare, as it takes several hours to finish.
Yet another delicious dip for your crowded activities, this keto-friendly side dish finds another use for what’s usually just a sidelined winter veggie.
And the best part? It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare: one shallot, a healthy cup of sour cream, some cheese, two cloves of garlic, and voilá: a holiday appetizer for all your winter parties.
These enchiladas are filled with black beans, shredded chicken, jalapeño peppers, and onions. Sour cream is essential here for increasing their creaminess and tanginess, used in the filling to add a velvety texture to the chicken and beans.
This beginner-friendly recipe combines unsalted butter, coffee, vanilla bean, and sour cream to what tastes like the golden child of a cinnamon bun and a warm morning donut. If you’re new to baking with sour cream, this might be a good recipe to try out.
This nut-free, vegetarian cake gets its silky smooth texture from the chocolate glaze combined with the sour cream. Serve it with some peppermint sticks for the perfect winter dessert.
Sour cream pancakes? That’s right, they’re just as tender, if not more flavorful, than their buttermilk cousins. All thanks to the tangy-sweet combination of sour cream and maple syrup.
A great side dish for a chicken barbecue or as your base for another dessert, the sour cream biscuits are vegetarian and easy to make from scratch. Amazing for a tangy, buttery bite.
Blue cheese is one of the sour cream’s best partners, and this buffalo cauliflower appetizer combines both of these ingredients in the best way: with buffalo sauce.
Creamy swirls and a moist brownie batter make for a mesmerizing dessert treat. Use a lot of sour cream for added decadence.
Another sour cream pasta favorite, this delightful spin to traditional pasta sauces adds the tangy moistness of sour cream while keeping the creaminess of traditional Bechamel sauce.
Take the irresistible nutty flavor of peanut butter with the creamy moisture of sour cream, and you’ll have a bomb for your guests. You can also make sour cream frosting for an added level of sweetness.
And now for something different, this modern lobster roll is served on a hot dog bun with green leaf lettuce, giving it a fresh, salty flavor elevated by sour cream’s creaminess.
Tantalize your taste buds with the smoky glory of grilled bacon and croutons, held together by the all-use sour cream. The iceberg lettuce wedges give it a vibrant green color.
What’s a good parfait without some sweet, creamy bliss? No ingredient is better than sour cream for that. Garnish it with some chocolate shavings or drizzle some cherry syrup to make it even better.
This simple vegetarian meal is good to make any time of the day. For some, Spanish tortillas might taste dry or crumbly. Sour cream solves that for you with this recipe: just lemony sour cream sauce, garlic, and thinly sliced potatoes and eggs for a moist, crispy result.