3-Ingredient Mock Sour Cream

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
29 Calories
1g Fat
1g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 36mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While in most recipes, the sour cream isn't added until the end of cooking time, you might need something that will hold up over a longer cooking period. This mock sour cream is a sour cream substitute made with cottage cheese and other ingredients. It's a good option for slow cooking because it won't break down or curdle like dairy sour cream. 

Try it in stroganoff, meatball dishes, and casseroles. It's also good in dips, whether cooked or not. 


  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  2. Cover and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  3. Use in dips or other recipes in place of regular sour cream.