Whether you are looking for a savory dish, a sweet treat, or a creamy topping, sour cream can be used in a variety of recipes to add a tangy flavor and creamy texture.
Sour cream is simple to use, and it is a great addition to many dishes, such as tacos, cakes, and dips. In this post, you’ll find 35+ creative recipes that will take your sour cream to the next level.
If you love Sour Cream & Onion potato chips, you’ll love this Crispy Baked Sour Cream Chicken recipe! Chicken breasts are coated with sour cream, then covered in crushed fried onions. Serve it all up with a lemon-chive sour cream sauce and you are in heaven!
This easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe results in the most tender beef in a creamy, saucy gravy. Made with stew meat or chuck roast, egg noodles, and sour cream, this dish has all the classic flavors that you expect! It’s the best no-fuss comfort food there is!
Pork medallions are simmered in a tarragon cream sauce that’s rich and (make you wanna lick your plate) delicious. Plus, this delicious dish comes together in under 30 minutes and takes just four ingredients!
This Irish Potato Nachos recipe is always a hit! Made with thin-sliced potatoes that are topped with cheese, bacon, pico de gallo and sour cream. Irish pub nachos are a perfect appetizer for any occasion!
This homemade Smoked Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese is so refreshing, creamy, and delicious! It’s made with 8 simple ingredients like fresh herbs, lemon, sour cream, and rich smoked salmon for an irresistible dipping experience.
These Easy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream are the most delicious mashed potatoes you will ever have. They’re light, creamy, buttery and tangy and easy to make with the help of your stand mixer – No hand mashing required!
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with garlic take a classic comfort food dish to a new level! Made with tangy goat cheese, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, these potatoes are perfectly creamy and flavorful every time.
This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing, taco topping, or dipping sauce.
This is the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. It takes less than five minutes to make. Super creamy, tangy and loaded with chunky blue cheese. Drizzle it over a Wedge Salad or serve it alongside some Buffalo Wings.
This cool and creamy Crab Cake Sauce has just enough tanginess, smokiness, and spice to pair with far more than crab cakes. It’s fantastic with fries and other crispy finger foods, spread on sandwiches, and even with steak!
Unopened Sour Cream: When stored in the refrigerator, unopened sour cream can typically last up to 2-3 weeks beyond the “sell-by” or “best-by” date on the packaging. It’s important to note that the quality may start to deteriorate gradually after the expiration date.
Opened Sour Cream: Once opened, sour cream should be consumed within 7-10 days for optimal freshness.
Can you Freeze Sour Cream?
Yes, sour cream can be frozen. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. Freezing sour cream may change its texture, causing it to become slightly grainy or separated upon thawing. This change in texture is mainly due to the separation of the water content from the cream. However, the frozen sour cream can still be used in cooking and baking, where the texture change may not be as noticeable.
It’s important to note that freezing sour cream is not recommended if you plan to use it for dips or as a topping, as the texture change may be more apparent in these applications.
To freeze sour cream, follow these steps:
Check the expiration date: Make sure the sour cream is not expired before freezing it.
Transfer to a freezer-safe container: Pour the sour cream into a freezer-safe container with an airtight seal. It’s best to use a container that allows some headspace for expansion during freezing.
Label and date: Clearly label the container with the contents and the date of freezing. This will help you keep track of how long it has been in the freezer.
Freeze: Place the container in the freezer and ensure it is stored in a stable position where it won’t get knocked over.
When you’re ready to use the frozen sour cream, it’s best to thaw it slowly in the refrigerator. Avoid thawing it at room temperature, as rapid thawing can further affect the texture. Once thawed, give the sour cream a good stir to blend it back together.
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35+ Sour Cream Recipes (Recipes that Use Sour Cream)
Here are 35+ amazingly delicious sour cream recipes. Main dishes, sauces, baked goods & more recipes that use sour cream! Try these Easy Turkey Swedish Meatballs. Served in a delicious, creamy sauce. Serve them over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.
In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Shape mixture into 2-inch balls and place in a casserole dish. Pour 1 cup chicken broth around meatballs.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through. (Temperature should register 160-degrees)
Meanwhile, make the gravy.
In a large skillet, whisk together cornstarch and broth until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low and stir in sour cream, worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove meatballs from oven and add them to the gravy using a slotted spoon (discard the cooking broth); continue to cook 1-2 minutes, spooning gravy over the meatballs. Garnish with parsley.