sour cream pesto pasta sauce

This sour cream pesto pasta sauce is a simple yet extraordinary sauce packed with flavours into every bite. We all have a special corner in our hearts for this dish. This pesto pasta is the perfect dinner meal for a whole family. If you want to enjoy the natural freshness of this dish, summer is the best time to get herby, nutty flavour, and it’s all due to basil pesto pasta

Do you know why it loved by all?

Because this easy pesto pasta takes 20 minutes to cook, this simple ingredient recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and family get-to-gathers.

Well, there are lots of healthy, quick and easy recipes at this website that are perfect for families. Each recipe category highlights your favourite new recipes!

I have been loving to cook this dip for years! I used to expertly blend fragrant basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, and parmesan cheese for pesto sauce. This recipe came up with a twist of adding sour cream to make a creamy, buttery pesto dip; trust me, it was perfectly balanced with the basil pesto sauce’s earthy-nutty and bit-sour flavours. Upon tasting this dip with my friends, I’m still making it every other day at their request.

We’re still obsessed with this sauce, and you need this in your life right now!

Ingredients for sour cream pesto pasta sauce:

Ingredients Quantity
Extra virgin olive oil40ml
Garlic1 clove
Salt and pepperaccording to taste
Red chili flakes1 teaspoon
Pine nuts10g
Basil leaves30g
Sour cream100g
Parmesan20g freshly grated


Sour cream: This game-changer ingredient makes our pasta creamy and tangy. You can use low-fat or full-fat sour cream, depending on your preference.


  1. Put basil leaves, parmesan, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil in a bowl and blend with a hand blender or in a food processor until entirely smooth. 
  2. Add the sour cream to the basil mixture, season with salt and pepper, stir well, and then transfer to a serving bowl.

Make sour cream pesto pasta:

Step 1: Boil a large saucepan of water over medium to high heat. Add generous salt and cook the pasta according to the package instructions. If you want al dente pasta, take one minute off before cooking. Drain the water.

Step 2: Add cooked sour cream pesto pasta over warm pasta.

Step 3: Toss to combine all the ingredients. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Serve hot!

Expert notes:

  • Using roasted grape tomatoes in the sour cream pesto pasta not only helps to add taste and freshness but also makes the plates more attractive and incredible. 
  • You can use any pasta shape you prefer. I used spaghetti pasta, but you can opt for long fettuccine, bucatini, rotini pasta, or whatever is readily available.
  • Adding shredded chicken or grilled chicken is optional, but, of course, it makes pesto pasta healthier and tastes even better.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftovers in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days—Reheat pesto pasta in the microwave oven or over the stovetop. If pasta stick to the pot, add a little water to the dish, and you will get that creamy texture back. 
  • To freeze, place leftovers in a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for 5 to 6 months. Thaw, reheat, enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

Is pesto pasta supposed to be sour?

No, pesto pasta is not traditionally supposed to be sour. However, adding sour cream and tomatoes to the pasta may introduce a tangy flavour. But adding a bit of sugar can mask the bitterness.

What is creamy pesto made of?

Put basil leaves, parmesan, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil in a bowl and blend with hand—season with salt and pepper.

What are the disadvantages of pesto pasta?

Nuts may cause allergy reactions. Some people have a nut allergy, so it’s essential to check the ingredients in pesto before consuming because they are made with tree nuts. Moreover, Pesto pasta becomes dry and loses its creamy texture after freezing, especially if made with a dairy-based sauce.

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