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17 Creme Fraiche Recipes You’ve Got To Try

These fantastic creme fraiche recipes are creamy, silky-smooth, and super indulgent. From dinner to dessert, it might just become your new favorite ingredient.

Creme fraiche (crème fraîche) is a luscious cultured cream, similar to sour cream, but it’s a little less tangy and way more decadent.

17 Creme Fraiche Recipes You’ve Got To Try featuring a Bowl of Creme Fraiche with Chips
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It’s also a lot easier to use in your recipes.

Slightly nutty and velvety smooth, creme fraiche doesn’t curdle easily, making it the best choice for adding to a warm dish, like a creamy soup.

So, grab that leftover container and try out these 17 luxurious creme fraiche recipes.

Allons-y! Let’s go!

1. Creamy Creme Fraiche Chicken

Rich cream, succulent chicken, and robust spinach come together in a delectable dish that your whole family will love. 

Wholegrain mustard gives this a depth of flavor I think you’ll really enjoy, and it plays so well against the tangy cream.

Serve it with your favorite pasta for a fun take on chicken alfredo.

2. Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta

Can I tell you a secret?

Panna cotta is a delicious and creamy dessert that seems fancy but is actually effortless to make.

Think of it like the love-child of pudding and jello.

It’s soft and milky but also a little solid. And it only requires five ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, gelatin, and creme fraiche. 

This recipe yields a refreshing, slightly tangy dessert everyone will go nuts over.

It’s also the perfect mild canvas for your favorite toppings. I recommend berry coulis and fresh mint, but a little caramel wouldn’t hurt, either.

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3. Baked Salmon with Creme Fraiche

Healthy and decadent don’t often go together, but here we are. And this baked salmon with crème fraîche is definitely both!

The salmon is lemony, light, and flaky, while the herby creme fraiche sauce balances every bite.

It’s refreshing, delicious, and loaded with nutrients, including good-for-your-brain Omega-3s.

4. Linguine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Consider this dish the lighter, vegetarian version of beef stroganoff.

It’s still a hearty plate with deliciously rich flavor…  just minus the meat. 

This recipe stars sautéed mushrooms, a lemony creme fraiche sauce, and perfectly cooked linguine.

It’s creamy and luxe but not overly heavy. 

Your family and friends will love this dish, and they won’t even miss the beef.   

5. Creme Fraiche Pasta with Peas and Bacon

One bite, and you’ll definitely want to add this simple and fresh pasta recipe to your dinner rotation. 

Bright and creamy, the creme fraiche sauce is delicate and delicious.

Salty bacon, crisp veggies, and a touch of heat from red pepper flakes create incredible umami.

It’s easy to make but hard to resist! 

6. Baked Sweet Potato with Maple Creme Fraiche

If fall is your favorite season, then you’ll adore this dish.

It’s savory, sweet, a little spicy, and the epitome of fall. But, I guarantee you’ll want any time of year. 

Caramelized sweet potatoes are steamed and then roasted, allowing all of the flavors to develop fully. 

Then, you top it with a spicy maple, lime, and creme fraiche sauce with roasted peanuts.

It’s bold, tasty, and beautifully balanced. 

7. Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

We’re all screaming for this fantastic creme fraiche ice cream! 

With only five ingredients (plus a pinch of salt), you can make this tangy and wonderfully sweet frozen treat. 

The recipe is simple vanilla, but feel free to incorporate your favorite ingredients to mix it up.

I think berries and white chocolate would be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

You will need an ice cream machine, but one bite of this, and it will be worth the purchase!

8. Easy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Spinach and Lemon

With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and salty taste, smoked salmon is simply delightful.

Add that to pasta with a luscious spinach and lemon cream sauce, and you’ll be in heaven. 

9. French Pear Cake

Sometimes dessert can be too heavy, and after just one bite, you’re (sadly) stuffed.

That is NOT the case with this delicate and fragrant cake. 

The tender sponge is paired with soft baked pears, and there’s a sugary almond crust on top that adds a lovely crunch.

Top it with homemade creme fraiche for the perfect summer dessert.

10. Smoked Salmon Pizza with Brie and Arugula

Pizza night just got a whole lot more lavish. 

Salty, tangy, velvety, crunchy, crisp… this pizza is *literally* everything – everything delicious that is.

Horseradish, shallot, parmesan, and creme fraiche make up the sauce. Then Brie, salmon, and roasted spring onions are layered on top.

Ad if that isn’t extra enough, you’ll top it with a lemony arugula salad too. 

11. Spring Vegetable Risotto with Creamy Pesto

Prepare to have your taste buds tingling with this fantastically fresh dinner. 

Risotto is known for being indulgent but surprisingly healthy. And this dish is even healthier with the addition of a bunch of veggies.

But, fear not, it doesn’t skimp on taste. 

Pesto and creme fraiche add extra creaminess and bright flavors. Delish!

12. Uni Pasta (Sea Urchin Cacio e Pepe)  

Show off your skills in the kitchen with this uni pasta recipe. It’s exotic and utterly succulent.

The star of this dish is the sea urchin creme fraiche which might be a simple blend of the two ingredients, but it packs a briny flavor punch. 

Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses add sharp and salty notes that complement the seafood elements.

Top it with strips of nori, and everyone at your table will be impressed. 

13. Smoked Salmon Dip

Serve this at your next event, and you’ll be the talk of the town. 

This simple cream cheese dip features smoked salmon, fresh herbs, capers, and lemon, with creme fraiche and mayonnaise making up the base.

It’s simple but luscious.  

Serve it with toasted French bread crostinis or crackers. 

14. Pork Chops in Grainy Mustard and Mushroom Sauce

If you want a hearty and delicious meal, you need to try these pork chops. 

This dish is earthy, tangy, and rich. The sauce is creamy and indulgent, and the pork chops are tender and succulent. 

These chops would be delicious with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus or keep things low-carb with cauliflower rice.

15. Pancakes with Raspberries and Creme Fraiche

Sweet, fluffy, and scrum-diddly-umptious… pancakes might just be the perfect breakfast food. 

I just love how versatile pancakes can be. Whether you vary the batter, the additions, or the toppings, they are delicious.  

This recipe uses a simple pancake batter, so the raspberries and creme fraiche can really shine.

It’s tart, sweet, creamy, and divine.

16. Blueberry Scones with Creme Fraiche

Transport yourself to the UK with these delicious blueberry scones. 

Scones are the quintessential British dessert or treat, and they’re kind of like biscuits, only they have a firmer texture.

Still, they’re airy, crumbly, and buttery with a wonderful chewy middle and light, golden crust.

These delicious blueberry scones are made with creme fraiche, guaranteeing a super moist and delicious bite. 

Plus, the bright pops of blueberry throughout add a slight tartness to balance the sweet dough.

Serve warm with more creme fraiche and your favorite cup of tea. 

17. Flammkuchen- German Pizza with Bacon and Onions

Last but certainly not least, this incredible flatbread-style pizza is utterly divine. Better yet, it’s extremely easy to make. 

You start by making the dough, which comes together with only four ingredients.

In around an hour, you’ll have a light and lovely dough ready for the oven. 

Of course, before you bake, you need to add the toppings!

Chunks of salty, fatty bacon, slivers of onion, and creamy creme fraiche equal pizza heaven. 

Although this recipe only uses three toppings, feel free to add more.

Garlic is always a good idea, in my humble opinion. And Brie would be a fantastic choice as well. 

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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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