Move over tomato sauce! Pasta with sour cream sauce is in town, and the pasta is calling! Try this for your next pasta supper and get ready to be dishing out seconds.
Why we love this recipe
Sometimes when you are contemplating the inside of your refrigerator wondering what to make for supper, wonderful things can happen.
This was the case when I was contemplating the inside of my own fridge, gazing at the remains of a container of sour cream, the last couple of scallions in the bunch, a stick of butter and of course, the package of bacon that is always in there.
What happened next was pasta with a buttery sour cream and bacon sauce that is going into permanent rotation in our house!
Sweet butter, salty bacon, tangy sour cream, a little bite courtesy of a couple of scallions, and the I-don’t-know-quite-how-to-describe-it taste of some poppy seeds.
It’s a nice change from tomato sauce (which I also love!) and is ready in just about a half hour…let’s bring on the pasta with sour cream sauce!
ingredients you need
- Pasta: Any short pasta will work – think penne, elbows, bowties, or my personal favorite, campanelle! These shapes are sturdy enough to hold up this delectable sauce.
- Bacon: We love thick cut bacon for this sauce, but regular works just fine.
- Sour Cream: You can use full fat or low fat, but we don’t recommend non-fat as it isn’t rich enough.
- Scallions: If you have someone who objects to scallions 🙋🏼♀️ parsley is a good sub…or you can just leave them out.
how to make this recipe
(Scroll down for the handy complete printable recipe with nutrition info!)
STEP 1: Make sure your sour cream and your butter are at room temperature, and cook up your bacon until it is crispy.
STEP 2: Cook the pasta and drain it, and then put it right back into the hot pasta pot.
STEP 3: Now stir in the butter and the sour cream both at the same time until they are all melted and mixed together with your pasta.
STEP 4: Stir in the bacon, scallions (or parsley) and poppy seeds…and that’s it! That’s all there is to it.
I dished mine into warmed plates, and for the next little while the only sound in our house was “Mmmmmmmm.” Creamy, dreamy, tangy pasta deliciousness.
Yep, they are optional…but if you happen to have any, they do add a little fun zip of flavor. You can usually find them in the spice section of your grocery store.
You can! Both full fat and low fat will work. Don’t use the totally fat-free kind though – the sauce won’t have enough texture.
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And for dessert? How about some jam cake (another recipe that helps me clean out my fridge!)
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