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Sour Cream Pasta with Chives (Copycat Pasta Roni Recipe)

Sour Cream Pasta with Chives has a creamy sour cream pasta sauce and angel hair pasta completely reminiscent of boxed Pasta Roni, but with real ingredients and ready just as quickly. This pasta roni recipe is kid-friendly and family-approved for easy weeknight cooking.
3.13 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 308 kcal


  • ½ Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup reduced fat sour cream
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped chives
  • ½ lb angel hair pasta
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and chives.
  • Add the angel hair pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, according to package directions, only to al dente (this will only be 2 minutes - don't go further or the pasta will come out gummy). Drain quickly, reserving ½ cup pasta water, and add the pasta to the sour cream and chive sauce. Taste for seasoning.
  • Serve immediately because this will thicken quite a bit when it cools. If pasta thickens too much, add some of the reserved pasta water to loosen it back up.


I find that once cooked, this recipe needs another pinch of salt, but not enough for me to up the amount from ¼ to ½ tsp in the instruction. Simply taste for seasoning and adjust for your palate.


Calories: 308kcal (15%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword pasta roni angel hair, pasta with sour cream, sour cream and chive, sour cream pasta sauce
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