Sour cream is made by fermenting cream with lactic acid bacteria. This process gives sour cream its sour taste and thick consistency. While it might seem that going vegan means you have to give up this creamy topping, fear not! There are an abundance of recipes for vegan sour cream! You still get to enjoy all of your favorite sour cream recipes like nachos and baked potatoes, but now cruelty-free! Plus, vegan sour cream is just as, if not more delicious than the dairy version.
1. Twice-Baked Potatoes With Hemp Sour Cream and Maple Coconut Bacon
Say hello to the perfect side dish. These Twice-Baked Potatoes With Hemp Sour Cream and Maple Coconut Bacon by Margaret Chapman are stuffed with an herby vegan sour cream made from hemp seeds. They’re then topped with maple coconut bacon. Not only would these make a great side to any dinner or barbecue, but they’d also be right at home on a brunch plate.
2. Spicy Grilled Tempeh Tacos With Homemade Sour Cream
Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or not, you’ve got to try these Spicy Grilled Tempeh Tacos With Homemade Sour Cream by Travis Piper! Tempeh is grilled to crispy perfection with Taiwanese spicy bean paste and then served with beans and homemade vegan sour cream for a winner of a dinner.
3. Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Pumpkin Sour Cream
Jazz up your pumpkin soup with crispy chickpeas, pomegranate seed, toasted pumpkin seeds, and artichokes! The breaded “parmesan” baked artichokes give this meal a little extra oomph, but the soup is just as delectable without them. The pomegranate seeds were a wonderfully sweet addition that are a definitely a necessity in this recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Pumpkin Sour Cream by Gina Fontana.
4. Mushroom Stroganoff
Source: Mushroom Stroganoff
This is a classic comfort food dish that pairs perfectly with a cracking fire and snow falling outside your window. After you’ve made this Mushroom Stroganoff by Molly Patrick once, you will quickly add it to your weekly dinner rotations until tank top season, at which point, you only might give it a rest.
5. Veggie Coleslaw With Avocado Mayo and Cashew Sour Cream
Cole slaw made with regular mayo can easily be swapped with this delicious and creamy veggie coleslaw made with avocado mayo and cashew sour cream. The richness of the avocado and the nuttiness of the cashews give this coleslaw the same consistency as the traditional version. Pair this Veggie Coleslaw With Avocado Mayo and Cashew Sour Cream by Margaret Helthaler with some grilled veggie hot dogs and french fries!
6. Rahmschnitzel: Austrian Sour Cream Schnitzel
This vegan version of a popular Austrian dish is gluten-free, high in protein, nourishing, and very rich in taste. Typically rahmschnitzel consists of mushrooms and meat in a sour cream-based sauce, but this version substitutes the meat for tempeh and mushrooms. It also uses soy milk in place of cream. Paired with pasta, this Rahmschnitzel Philipp Ertl by is the embodiment of comfort food.
7. Chili Sin Carne With Sour Cashew Cream
8. Savory Babka With Coriander, Basil, and Sour Cashew Cream
The vegan sour cashew cream combined with basil and coriander gives this babka a soft and moist texture. If you want to intensify the taste it is recommended that you add double the amount of herbs. You could also try to make this babka with vegan sour cream and chives, parsley, or dill. Whatever you choose, this is great to eat right out the oven topped with a few slices of avocado or toasted the next day with a drizzle of olive oil and flaky salt. You will love this Savory Babka With Coriander, Basil, and Sour Cashew Cream by Katharina Boden!
9. Easy Borscht
Source: Easy Borscht
10. Roasted Cauliflower Piccata With Mashed Potatoes With Sour Cream and Chives
When you cut a head of cauliflower like you would a loaf of bread, the resulting slabs can be roasted and served as delicious steaks. This Roasted Cauliflower Piccata With Mashed Potatoes With Sour Cream and Chives by VEGANIZE IT! will be your new favorite way to serve this versatile veggie.
11. Paleo Seven Layer Dip
Source: Paleo Seven Layer Dip
You’ll surely be the life of the party if you bring this awesome Paleo Seven Layer Dip by Rachel Carr. With sunflower seed frijoles, guac, butternut squash “queso,” meat-free chorizo, and more, nobody will believe that this is made entirely from whole foods, plant-based ingredients! Each layer is packed with flavor and nutrients. Who wouldn’t want to chow down?
12. Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup
This creamy Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup by Robin Runner is so satisfying! Perfect to warm you up on cold days or when you just need a comforting meal. The loaded baked potato flavor and creamy cauliflower combined makes for a real treat!
13. Loaded BBQ Jackfruit and Potato Cheese Nachos
Look no further for a party dish that always delivers, especially when your guests are ravished with hunger. This nacho plate is loaded with flavors and plant based nutritional goodness! You can save time by using store bought vegan cheese sauce and BBQ jackfruit (or make them in advance), then these Loaded BBQ Jackfruit and Potato Cheese Nachos by Mark Reinfeld can be ready in 15 minutes or less… even prepared during a commercial break!
14. Bean and Mushroom Fajitas
Source: Bean and Mushroom Fajitas
This vegan take on fajitas is such a go-to dinner recipe for busy weeknight evenings. It’s quick to make, doesn’t create a lot of dishes. If you don’t feel like mixing your own seasoning and making the pico de gallo or guacamole, these can be readily purchased at almost any store to speed things up. The biggest bonus is that everyone around the table gets excited when they realize it’s fajita night. They will all love these Bean and Mushroom Fajitas by Iva Mrdjanov!
15. Easy Creamy Garlic and Potato Soup
If you want more vegan sour cream inspiration, check out these recipes for Baked Potato With Parsley ‘Sour Cream’ and Spicy Bean Chili and Rice Tacos With Cashew Sour Cream!
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