This Sour Cream Pasta Sauce will take your simple pasta to the next level. Make in under 15 minutes using my easy recipe (vegetarian).
About Sour Cream Pasta Sauce
This Sour Cream Pasta Sauce is the easiest and yummiest pasta sauce you can make on a busy day.
It is creamy, needs simple pantry ingredients, and comes together in under 15 minutes.
Once the sauce is ready, all you need to do is to toss in some cooked pasta and sauteed veggies or protein and a quick meal is ready in no time.
Double or triple the recipe for a bigger crowd.
If you like this recipe, you can also try
- Hibachi Mustard Sauce
- Lemon Herb Tahini Sauce
- Homemade Szchezwan Sauce
- Strawberry BBQ Sauce
- Lemon Drop Hot Sauce
- Red Wine Pasta Sauce
- Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
- Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- Cilantro Chimichurri
- Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
Sour Cream – I prefer to use my homemade full-fat sour cream, but you can even go for light or fat-free sour cream to cut down on the calories.
Butter – Adds a rich flavor to the sauce. You can use salted or unsalted butter.
Garlic – Use fresh garlic for the best taste.
Flour – It makes the sauce thick and creamy. To make the pasta sauce healthier, replace it with whole wheat flour.
Milk – Use whole milk for a rich and creamy sauce. You can also make it with low-fat or skim milk.
Seasonings – Season the sauce with salt, pepper, and nutmeg powder. Adjust it according to your choice.
You can also add the seasoning of your choice such as Cajun seasoning, mustard, red pepper flakes, paprika, etc for added flavor.
How To Make Sour Cream Pasta Sauce
Heat 2 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted ) in a pan over medium heat.
Once the butter is melted, add 2 teaspoon minced garlic and cook for 30-40 seconds.
Add 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour and saute for 30-40 seconds.
Pour 1 cup of milk slowly and whisk simultaneously to make a smooth mixture.
Add ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, and ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg and mix well.
Cook until the sauce thickens, stirring continuously.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in 1 cup of sour cream.
Sour cream pasta sauce is ready. Use it as desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in pasta sauce. Greek yogurt has a similar tangy flavor and creamy consistency, making it a suitable substitute.
Fettuccine Alfredo: Toss the sauce with freshly cooked fettuccine noodles and top with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
Baked Potatoes: Spoon the sauce over a baked potato and sprinkle with bacon bits and chives.
Stuffed Shells: Fill cooked pasta shells with a mixture of ricotta cheese, spinach, and ground beef, and top with the sour cream sauce.
Grilled Chicken: Grill chicken breasts and serve with a dollop of this sauce and a side of roasted vegetables.
Vegetable Pasta Salad: Toss cooked pasta with fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, and dress with sour cream pasta sauce.
Meatball Subs: Top a toasted sub roll with meatballs, marinara sauce, and a generous dollop of pasta sauce.
Seafood Linguine: Serve the sauce over linguine pasta with shrimp or scallops and sprinkle with chopped parsley and lemon zest.
Quesadillas: Spread it on a flour tortilla and add shredded cheese, cooked chicken or beef, and vegetables. Fold in half and cook until crispy.
This pasta sauce will easily last for 2-3 days when stored in a clean and dry airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in a pan or microwave before serving.
I do not recommend freezing it as its texture may change slightly after thawing.
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- 2 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup sour cream
- Heat butter in a pan over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add garlic and cook for 30-40 seconds.
- Add flour and saute for 30-40 seconds.
- Pour milk slowly and whisk simultaneously to make a smooth mixture.
- Add salt, black pepper, and nutmeg and mix well
- Cook until the sauce thickens, stirring continuously.
- Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in sour cream
- Sour cream pasta sauce is ready. Use it as desired.