Sour Cream Substitutes

If you're looking for an easy health swap, use a substitute for sour cream to cut calories and fat, and to add protein to your recipes. Learn what sour cream substitutes make great additions to your repertoire.

Sour Cream Substitutes

For 1 cup sour cream, substitute 1 cup plain Greek or nonfat yogurt.

  • Nonfat yogurt has more than 50 percent less calories than sour cream, as well as more than 75 percent more protein. Using nonfat yogurt will also completely cut the amount of fat and saturated fat found in sour cream.
  • Greek yogurt will increase protein in your recipe by 88 percent.

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