Our 15 Creamiest Recipes

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes in a blue bowl
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Rich and decadent, these dishes have a creamy texture that makes them irresistible. Ranging from gooey mashed potatoes to buttery pastas and cream-laden curries, these 15 recipes are pure comfort food. So put a casserole in the oven, whip up a pot of macaroni and cheese, or throw together some decadent dip, because these creamy recipes are guaranteed to make your favorites list.

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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

cheesy scalloped potatoes in a white and blue dish

"This is my husband's favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it," says recipe creator CathyM. "The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience."

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta on a white plate

Forget basic chicken and pasta. This creamy recipe instead gives everything a spicy Southern spin. Linguine and chicken breasts are tossed with veggies in a buttery cream sauce laden with Cajun spices, lemon pepper, and garlic.

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Creamy Sausage Dip

Creamy Sausage Dip

This unusual combination of pork sausage, sour cream, Parmesan, mayonnaise, and peppers ends up making an incredibly rich dip. Reviewer Dustoffmom says, "The absolute hit of the party! Everyone requested this recipe."

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Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad

Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad

For when you want something creamy, but not too heavy, this refreshing cucumber salad fits the bill. Thinly-sliced cucumbers and onions are tossed in a sweet and tangy mayo-based dressing.

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Creamy Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Creamy Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Baking Nana

Change up your breakfast routine with these rich scrambled eggs. Cottage cheese adds creamy texture and a boost of protein to keep you satisfied until lunch time.

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Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Jen's Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes in a blue bowl
Buckwheat Queen

Upgrade your standard mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and plenty of comforting ingredients. "These potatoes are full of creamy sour cream, cream cheese, and buttery goodness contrasted with rich roast garlic," says recipe creator jenmannaz. "The texture is as delightful as the flavor combination."

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Creamy White Chili

closeup of a bowl of white bean and chicken chili
Melissa Goff

The trio of chicken, white beans, and green chiles make up this stick-to-your-ribs chili. The key to the velvety texture is plenty of sour cream and heavy cream mixed in right at the end of cooking.

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Creamy Pesto Shrimp

shrimp in pesto over linguine

In this recipe, pesto pasta gets a decadent twist with extra Parmesan cheese and heavy cream. No shrimp on hand? Recipe creator Loretta Buffa suggests swapping in other seafood like lump crab meat.

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Creamy Cashew Chicken Curry

Creamy Cashew Chicken Curry
Photo by Chef John. Chef John

"Mooove over, real cream — this curry is made rich and creamy with (cow-free) cashew cream, which is remarkably similar to heavy cream in appearance, taste, and in-sauce behavior," says Chef John. "In fact, cashew cream actually thickens up faster. You won't need anything too exotic, besides maybe garam masala, to make this straightforward recipe."

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Creamy Herbed Pork Chops

Pan-fried pork chops on a platter with gravy and asparagus

Perfectly seasoned with a Montreal steak blend, these pork chops are taken from delicious to wow-worthy thanks to the super savory cream sauce drizzled on top. Serve with a side of mashed potatoes for any extra sauce.

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese on a plate with peas and steak

Skip the stuff in a box and enjoy some decadent stovetop macaroni and cheese. Evaporated milk and Cheddar cheese give it an extra rich texture and bold taste.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Dumplings in a green bowl
Lisa Hageman

A classic comfort food, these chicken and dumplings just get more homey with the addition of cream of mushroom soup. "An awesome and easy family dinner," says reviewer Jan Elle.

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Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Jason Warren

The secret to this extra creamy stroganoff is using both sour cream and cream cheese to create an ultra-rich mouthfeel. Go traditional and serve over egg noodles, or branch out and try it dolloped on rice or potatoes.

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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole in a blue dish
My Hot Southern Mess

Described by the recipe creator as "a bit like a cross between corn soufflé and a slightly sweet corn pudding," this is sure to become a favorite side dish.

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Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Creamy Alfredo Sauce with pasta and broccoli
Deb C

Have a decadent dinner with any dish covered in this creamy Alfredo sauce. Toss it over pasta and veggies, use it for a white lasagna, or spoon onto baked chicken.

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More Creamy Recipes

a bowl of creamy soup garnished with a sprig of Italian parsley

Keep browsing our rich collection of creamy, comforting recipes. These collections of dishes are filling and decadent, and they're among our top-rated recipes from the Allrecipes community.


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