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This sour cream sauce with chives is fast and easy: stir it up in just 5 minutes! Use it as a dip for potatoes or to drizzle over fish.

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Need a sour cream sauce…fast? This one takes just 5 minutes to put together: and it tastes incredible! This cooling sauce uses garlic, onion and chives to make a quick sauce that’s bursting with savory flavor. It’s great with roasted potatoes, or as a sauce to drizzle over chicken or fish. You could even use it for tacos or falafel. Here’s how it’s done!

Ingredients in this sour cream sauce

There are lots of ways to make a sour cream sauce. True to form, we thought we’d pick the easiest: throw in a few spices, chives and salt and stir. There’s no need to make a roux on the stovetop: this one’s fast and easy as a dip or a drizzle. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sour cream
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Milk
  • Chives
Roasted red potatoes

Making the sauce: a few notes

All you need to do? Mix the ingredients together! For the quantities, head down to the recipe below. Here are a few quick notes:

  • Use just enough milk to bring the sauce together. Add just enough so that it has a pourable consistency. The exact quantity will depend on the sour cream brand, and what you’re using the sauce for. If you’d like it thicker or thinner, feel free to improvise. We’ve specified whole milk, but you can use 2% if you like.
  • Use fresh or dried chives. We use chives often, because we’re growing them right outside our door. But if you don’t have easy access, you can use dried chives too! It’s doesn’t have as fresh of a flavor, but it works.
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Uses for sour cream sauce

Once you’ve stirred it up, there are many ways to use this sour cream sauce! We love it best on these Roasted Red Potatoes: our 4 year old couldn’t get enough of it! But of course that’s just one idea. Here’s how to use sour cream sauce:

Of course, the possibilities are endless! How do you plan to use this sour cream sauce? Let us know in the comments below.

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More sour cream recipes

There are many ways to use sour cream in your cooking and baking, from cookies to dips. In fact, you can even make homemade sour cream! Here are some great sour cream recipes for utilizing this versatile ingredient:

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Sour Cream Sauce

Easy Sour Cream Sauce


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

This sour cream sauce with chives is fast and easy: stir it up in just 5 minutes! Use it as a dip for potatoes or to drizzle over fish.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried or fresh chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Stir together all ingredients, using just enough milk to bring the sauce to a pourable consistency*. Store refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Notes

*The exact quantity will depend on the sour cream brand, and what you’re using the sauce for. If you’d like it thicker or thinner, adjust as necessary. We’ve specified whole milk, but you can use 2% if you prefer.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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10 Comments

  1. Tanya Harrington says:

    Could I use Heavy whipping cream instead of milk?

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Yes

  2. Diana says:

    I am going to use this as a dipping sauce for mini perogies.

  3. Julie Boles says:

    I’m looking for a good sour cream sauce to make chicken Enchiladas covered in sour cream sauce.

  4. Rob says:

    Would this sauce hold up to being heated?






    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      I’m not sure. I think it might split.

  5. Deanie Marrs says:

    Would this sour cream sauce work over chicken enchiladas?

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Yes!

  6. Sharon Griffith says:

    Would this sauce be good to use in a chicken pot pie???
    It sounds delicious, but was wanting your options please. Thank you!!!

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      I’m not sure how it would hold up in a pot pie, sorry!