17 Popular Sour Cream Recipes

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Whether you’re new to cooking or a seasoned home cook, you probably have a container of sour cream in your fridge. It’s a versatile ingredient that adds flavor, creaminess, and structure to a variety of dishes. In this post, we’re sharing 17 popular sour cream recipes. From creamy desserts to pasta dishes and dips, you can do a lot with a container of sour cream!

Best Recipes Using Sour Cream

Oreo Cheesecake Made with Sour Cream

Quick and easy to make, these bite-sized cheesecakes feature an Oreo cookie base and a sweet cream cheese filling. They’re the perfect size for a sweet snack! 

Jewish Noodle Kugel Recipe

This traditional Jewish dish is similar to a casserole! It’s the perfect blend of savory and sweet and pairs well with meat, fish, and vegetables. It can also be enjoyed for breakfast! 

Sour Cream and Onion Pasta

If you‘re a fan of sour cream and onion chips, you’ll love this dish! The sauce is rich and creamy and you’ll be enjoying a hearty meal in just 20 minutes! 

Smothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken

With just 10 minutes of prep time, this hearty chicken dish is ready for the oven. Serve it with steamed rice and sauteed green beans! 

Sour Cream Cucumber Dip

This creamy dip is easy to make, keto-friendly, and delicious! Serve it at your next get-together with raw carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and celery! 

Sour Cream Potato Soup

This hearty soup is loaded with the toppings you love on baked potatoes – bacon, cheddar, green onions, and sour cream! It’s the ultimate comfort food and takes just 30 minutes to make. 

Garlic Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

The sour cream in these mashed potatoes makes them extra creamy and slightly tangy! This dish would be perfect served with smothered chicken and braised cabbage. 

Wingstop Ranch Recipe

The ranch salad dressing at Wingstop is one of the best we’ve tasted. This copycat recipe is just as good! Use it as a dressing for a crisp salad or serve it as a side with your favorite chicken wings! 

Sour Cream Baked Salmon

The salmon in this dish is topped with a creamy mixture of sour cream, mustard, and parmesan cheese! Add some roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts for a healthy and delicious meal. 

Smothered Sour Cream Chicken

You’ll love the creamy sauce in this smothered chicken recipe! Serve it with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli for an easy week-night meal! 

Mexican Sour Cream Rice

The sour cream in this rice dish makes it extra rich and creamy! It’s studded with corn and green chilies for wonderful flavor and texture. Serve it with your favorite meatloaf! 

Banana Bread with Sour Cream

This sweet and tender banana bread is about to become your new favorite! It has just a hint of vanilla flavor and the sour cream makes it extra moist. 

Dad’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

You’ll want to serve this light and moist pound cake at your next outdoor party. It’s easy to make and would be perfect served with fresh berries and whipped cream! 

Sour Cream Potato Salad

Just in time for barbecue season, you’ll come back to this potato salad recipe again and again! It’s perfectly seasoned and is full of irresistible textures. 

Easy Southern Banana Pudding

This traditional southern dessert is rich and creamy! With a box of instant pudding, a package of vanilla wafers, and a handful of ingredients it couldn’t be easier! 

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts

These no-yeast doughnuts take just 10 minutes of prep time and fry up crispy and light. Serve them to guests at your next get-together and get ready for the rave reviews! 

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins

Treat yourself to a mid-morning treat or enjoy these coffee cake muffins as a grab & go breakfast! You’ll likely have all of the ingredients on hand and they’re ready to eat in just 35 minutes!

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A huge slice of cake is always a sight to behold, but sometimes just a bite or two of a decadent treat is all you need. And for those who love variety, miniature-sized desserts are the best thing ever because you can pick and choose without overindulging.

Sour Cream Oreo Cheesecake Bites Recipe

By: Izzy
Quick and easy to make, these bite-sized cheesecakes feature an Oreo cookie base and a sweet cream cheese filling. They’re the perfect size for a sweet snack!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 mini cheesecakes


  • 22 Oreo cookies, Chop 6 of them into small pieces
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. (Make sure your oven temperature is accurate, as a higher temp can cause the cheesecake to crack.)
  • Place cupcake paper liners into a muffin tin pan. Add one Oreo cookie into each paper cup. Set aside.
  • Add softened cream cheese and sugar to a medium mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed using a hand mixer.
  • Then add vanilla and eggs. Mixing well until smooth without lumps.
  • Add sour cream, mix until combined. Tap bowl against your countertop a few times to release any large air bubbles.
  • Stir in chopped cookies, and mix generally using a spatula. (Be careful not to crush oreos into smaller crumbs.)
  • Spoon the batter on top of the oreo, filling each to almost the top. Note that cheesecake won’t rise as much as a regular cupcake.
  • Place in the lower third of the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes until the edges just start to turn brown. Note that classic cheesecake is supposed to look pale, so you’re not looking for golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to cooling racks.
  • Chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Serve and enjoy! (You can store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.)

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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