Cheesy Sour Cream Pasta Casserole
If you're craving some cheesy pasta, then this is the dinner for you. This Cheesy Sour Cream Pasta Casserole is a delicious Alfredo pasta recipe that uses sour cream, three kinds of cheese, and Alfredo sauce. This delicious cheesy pasta bake is super easy, as most of the recipe consists of assembling your cheeses: mozzarella, Parmesan, and ricotta. Simply coat the pasta in Alfredo sauce and sour cream, and then spoon on your three cheeses with some fresh parsley. This is a decadent, easy weeknight dinner to add to your repertoire. To switch it up a bit, you could also add grilled chicken to this recipe. Enjoy this casserole with your favorite vegetable for the perfect, crowd-pleasing meal!
Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish
5 Facts about Sour Cream
We all know and love the wonderful creaminess that sour cream can bring to any dish. It tastes great when added to pasta dishes, like the one above, as well as baked goods, desserts, and side dishes. Sour cream is a great refrigerator staple to keep on hand.
Sour cream is made when the bacteria that causes lactic acid is added to cream. The reaction creates the creamy and tart substance called sour cream.
Sour cream loses flavor as it ages. It is still safe to eat for two weeks after the sell by date (if it is sealed), but it will be less flavorful. However, if you notice pink or green scum, throw the sour cream away.
Sour cream comes in several varieties including regular, half-and-half, and non-fat. These different types are made using milk with different concentrations of fat. For example, non-fat sour cream is made with non-fat milk rather than cream.
To prevent sour cream from curdling, stir in 1 tablespoon of flour to each half cup of sour cream.
There are several alternatives for sour cream. Soy sour cream is a dairy free alternative and Greek yogurt is a thicker, more protein-packed alternative to classic sour cream.