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11 Brilliant Uses For Leftover Sour Cream

Don't let another tub go bad in your fridge.
12/02/2015 07:00am ET

It happens all too often. We pick up a tub of sour cream at the grocery store to elevate Tuesday taco night to the next level and then find ourselves left with loads of sour cream to use up. It's great and totally worth it -- the only problem is a dollop here and a dollop there does not use up a whole tub. So how are we supposed to finish it up before the sour cream gets forgotten about in the back of the fridge (and left to get all moldy)?

Despite how much we might want to, we can't have taco night every day of the week. So instead, we have found solutions. Many, many delicious solutions. While you can -- and should -- remember to use leftover sour cream to top soups or slather on sandwiches in place of mayo, it has more potential than that.

Here are 11 ideas to get you started:

1
Use it to make an awesome sauce.
Damn Delicious
Get the Jalapeno Cilantro Cream Sauce recipe from Damn Delicious
2
Turn it into super flaky pie crust.
Simply Recipes
3
Devil up some eggs with it.
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Deviled Egg recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
4
Sneak it into this glorious chocolate bomb of a bundt cake.
Handle The Heat
Get the Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake recipe from Handle The Heat
5
Transform it into the best Ranch dip.
Bev Cooks
Get the Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe from Bev Cooks
6
Use it to make homemade cream soup.
Skinny Taste
Get the Cream of Zucchini Soup recipe from Skinny Taste
7
Whisk it into soft, fluffy pancakes.
Cooking Classy
Get the Sour Cream Blueberry Pancake recipe from Cooking Classy
8
Get decadent and turn your excess into cheesecake.
Simply Recipes
Get the Perfect Cheesecake recipe from Simply Recipes
9
Use it to make the best old fashioned donuts your world has even known.
Handle The Heat
Get the Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Donut recipe from Handle The Heat
10
Let it take your pasta to the next level.
Buns in my Oven
Get the Million Dollar Pasta recipe from Buns in my Oven
11
Or make it into salad dressing.
Mountain Mama Cooks
Get the Blue Cheese Dressing recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks

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