Use It Up Challenge: Recipes with Reduced-Fat Sour Cream
Strawberries with Whipped Sour Cream
Sour cream adds a subtle tartness to this whipped topping and provides stability so you can make it hours before serving.
Fresh Herb Omelet
A dollop of sour cream makes this omelet tender and oh so delicious.
Roasted Potato Salad
A dressing of tangy sour cream, green onions, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard adds zest to chunks of roasted potatoes smothered in olive oil.
Green Goddess Dressing
Perfect as a salad topping or a dip, this insanely popular dressing earns rave reviews for its infusion of fresh herbs and creamy blend of sour cream, Greek yogurt, and mayonnaise.
The real kicker on this breakfast classic is the buttery, luscious hollandaise sauce. We lighten it up with a mixture of silken tofu and reduced-fat sour cream. When poaching eggs, choose the freshest possible; the white adheres to the yolk better, making for an easier, cleaner poach.
Rich Chocolate Mousse
A splash of coconut milk adds richness to silken tofu, the mousse's secret ingredient, while whipped egg whites give volume in place of heavy cream. Dates lend natural sweetness with notes of caramel and honey. Don't give in to temptation too soon—the mousse needs to chill at least 8 hours to set properly. Serve chilled with fresh berries.
Citrus Upside-Down Cake with Sour Whipped Cream
Like salt, sour's contrasting flavor keeps sweetness in check, ultimately boosting it to its sweetest potential.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
For extra-crispy sandwiches, weigh them down in the pan by placing a heavy skillet on top while they sizzle.
Sour Cream Panna Cotta with Blackberry-Zinfandel Compote
Skillet Chicken with Seared Avocados
The tiniest bit of sugar helps the avocado halves char in the pan, adding robust toasty flavor.
Sour Cream Donuts
Oven-ready in just 20 minutes, our whole-grain donuts are much lighter in calories and sugar than the typical sour cream cake donut. Topped with a touch of glaze and crunchy pecans, these delightful bites are a truly satisfying breakfast treat.
Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Muffins
Fresh Ginger Cake with Candied Citrus Glaze
Round and ring-shaped cakes are most common for New Year’s celebrations, a wish for a fulfilling, complete year. The Bundt is about as decorative a ring as you’re likely to find, and the perfect way to end your feast. Fresh ginger, ginger ale, and tart candied kumquats have the zing that will put a spring in your first step of the New Year. And malty, sweet golden cane syrup in the cake batter continues the prosperity theme.
Fig, Ham, and Ricotta Pizza
Ricotta cheese is dreamy and our homemade version is simply the best you'll ever taste. It's silky and creamy, milky and slightly sweet, moist and never grainy. The cheese is delicious eaten by the spoonful, and once you've had your fill of it unadorned, you can turn it into an array of dishes that are as healthful as they are delectable.
Thinned out a little and made creamier, ricotta can be used as both the sauce and the cheese for pizzas and flatbreads. Top pizza dough with a ricotta cheese mixture, figs, onion, and ham to make this quick weeknight meal.
Chicken Verde Enchiladas
Shredded chicken verde enchiladas are a sure-fire winner at the dinner table. Expedite the chicken shredding by inserting two forks into the meat while it is still warm, then pull apart to shred.
Baked Potato Soup
A creamy classic, our version of baked potato soup is rich, warming, filling, and only around 330 calories per serving. Garnish with cheese, onions, bacon, and cracked pepper when ready to eat.
Roasted Beets with Jalapeño Cream
A creamy jalapeño dressing livens up earthy roasted beets. Seed the pepper for less heat.
Sour Cream and Onion Dip
Serve this creamy dip with carrot and celery batons, sliced bell pepper, or pita chips.
Sour Cream, Cheddar, and Chive Potato Waffles
Using a potato pancake mix, which you'll find at the market near the instant mashed potatoes, cut preparation time. Serve as a side dish with beef or pork.
Strawberries with Crunchy Almond Topping
This easy but stylish dessert is best made early in the day to let the strawberries macerate in the sweetened almond liqueur.
Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip
This slow-cooker spinach-artichoke dip is so rich and satisfying, you won't even know that it's low in fat and calories, too!
Fresh Corn Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Chive Cream
Traditional blinis consist of flour pancakes topped with sour cream and caviar, but our version features sweet corn pancakes topped with cold-smoked salmon and homemade chive cream. These easy apps are a great way to use up extra corn-on-the-cob you might have picked up at the market.
Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Add tangy zest to a mild-flavored classic with this recipe. It has the quintessential rich-and-creamy texture of mashed potatoes, while adding visual appeal with skin-on red potatoes and taste appeal with sour cream, buttermilk, and herbs.
New-Fashioned Apple and Raisin Slaw
"This slaw is a healthier version of an original family recipe. It is creamy and delicious, and takes about five minutes to make." -Kelly McWherter, Houston, TX
Hash Brown Casserole
This simple hash brown casserole features a buttery cornflake crust and is a favorite side for both casual family gatherings and holiday celebrations.
Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake
Both kids and adults will love this golden cake bursting with blueberries and drizzled with tangy lemon glaze.
Potato-Sour Cream Biscuits
Mashed potatoes give these unique biscuits density and body, but they're still crisp and buttery.
Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Yukon golds make brilliant mashed potatoes, thanks to their balance of waxiness and starch. Because yellow potatoes are more flavorful than others, they don't need a lot of fat to taste rich. Mash them by hand just until creamy—overworking the potatoes will make them gummy.
Sour Cream-Lemon Pound Cake
This reader-favorite pound cake is perfect for making ahead. Simply bake the cake (omitting the glaze) and freeze until ready to serve. After it's thawed, drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad
Whip up a side salad of this potato salad for your next picnic. Made with sour cream, Greek yogurt, cucumber, and fresh dill, it's ready in 20 minutes.
Sour Cream Scones
Whole-wheat flour adds nutty flavor to a basic scone recipe. Split one in half, and fill with your choice of curd.
March: Sour Cream Coffee Cake
We slimmed down a classic and added whole grains to the mix. Our way trimmed 225 calories and a whopping 21 grams of fat per serving from the original. The result: a moist, satisfying breakfast cake so good you’re sure to echo the sentiments of Assistant Test Kitchen Director, Tiffany Vickers Davis, who raved: “If I could have this for breakfast every morning, my world would be a better place.”