Crème Fraîche Pasta Recipes
Crème fraîche is a great way to make a pasta creamy without making it too heavy. The high acidity of crème fraîche is what helps it lighten up pasta sauces, and crème fraîche also adds much more flavor than regular cream.
Here you will find the best crème fraîche pasta recipes that have been tested over and over again - they're all true staples in my house.
Feta cheese and chicken is a great addition to a crème fraîche pasta sauce - as are sun-dried tomatoes and chicken, and this Crème Fraîche Carbonara is a recipe I've used for 15 years (and it's done in 15 minutes!). Find your very own favorite below!
Tips on using crème frîche in pasta sauces
Crème fraîche heats up really well, and turns your sauce super creamy - much more so than when using cream. If it gets too thick and creamy, just add a bit of pasta water to lighten the consistency.
If you don't have crème fraîche, there are three decent substitutes:
- Make it yourself
- Use cream and a squeeze of lemon juice or a few tablespoons of sour cream
- Use only cream