Here are 25 fantastic Greek yogurt recipes that’ll put this versatile ingredient to great use.
A lot of recipes that call for Greek yogurt only require a few spoonfuls, so what do you do with the rest? Don’t just throw it out or leave it to dry in the fridge!
This superfood is loaded with protein and probiotics, but personally, I find it too tart to eat by itself.
Fortunately, all it takes is a little bit of sprucing up, and it’ll transform into a delectable spread or dressing.
Plus, it’s also essential in many dessert recipes, such as cakes and cookies, and dips and dressings, too!
This is an extensive list that covers breakfast to dinner, and appetizers to dessert.
Don’t let that leftover Greek yogurt to waste. Learn about the many different ways you can incorporate it into your everyday meals with this collection.
1. Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread
Let’s kick things off with a moist and tender bread that surprisingly contains zucchini.
If the idea of putting eggplant in your bread baffles you, just think of it this way. Carrot cake is loaded with shredded carrots, but you can barely taste it, correct?
The concept works the same way here.
So don’t worry about this bread having any vegetal taste at all. Expect nothing but fluffiness and sheer deliciousness here.
2. Greek Yogurt Biscuits
This next recipe is another fantastic breakfast idea that’ll surely get you going in the morning.
These Greek yogurt biscuits are crisp on the outside and flaky and fluffy on the inside.
The Greek yogurt doesn’t only ensure the biscuits’ texture is flawless, but also provides a wonderful flavor.
Together with butter, the Greek yogurt makes these biscuits such a treat, even on their own.
But of course, they still taste 10 times better when smeared with butter and drizzled with honey.
3. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
If you’ve never combined lemon and poppy seeds together in one breakfast dish, do it today! You won’t be disappointed.
These morning delights are wildly moist and fluffy. The muffins themselves are already bursting with flavors and textures, but it doesn’t end there.
You’d think it won’t get any better, but it does with a drizzle of sweet and tart cream cheese lemon glaze.
4. World’s Best Tuna Melt
While I’m not a huge fan of tuna in a can, I won’t say no to this tuna melt.
This recipe creates a phenomenal mash-up between a grilled cheese and a tuna sandwich. You’ll never want grilled cheese any other way again.
The canned tuna is given a 360-degree transformation with just a blend of mayo and Greek yogurt.
Red onions and dill pickles are also added to the mix to give the sandwich extra sweet, spicy, and tangy flavor elements and a lot of crunch.
5. Greek Yogurt Egg Salad with Dill and Lemon
This Greek yogurt egg salad is the stuff of legends! I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow.
It’s so irresistibly creamy, thanks to Greek yogurt. At the same time, it’s not so high on calories compared to if you use mayo.
With a spritz of lemon and a sprinkling of dill, the creaminess is wonderfully contrasted with tangy and earthy flavors.
Want to learn how to make your own tzatziki? It turns out, it’s not as hard as you think!
In fact, it’s a very easy combination of grated cucumber, Greek yogurt, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and dill.
The hardest part is letting it sit for hours for the flavors to meld.
But after the wait, you will be rewarded with a delectable dip perfect for souvlakis, pita breads, crackers, and crudites.
7. Light Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Cheesecake
Let’s head on to dessert, shall we?
Cheesecake is normally a combination of cream cheese, eggs, and cream, among other things.
But in this recipe, you’ll skip the cream and cream cheese and use whipped Greek yogurt cream cheese, instead.
Why fix an age-old recipe if it’s not broken, you ask?
Well, if you’re in the mood for cheesecake, but don’t want all the calories, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try.
8. Greek Yogurt Creme Brulee
If you’re a sucker for smooth and creamy custards, this creme brulee is a must-try.
While I do love the typical silky flan with its syrupy caramel on top, I prefer this crunchy version so much more.
Also, this isn’t just your typical custard-based creme brulee.
Besides the crunchy caramel on top, this dessert offers another delectable surprise at the bottom: a layer of decadent chocolate ganache.
9. Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Chicken, broccoli, and rice are baked in one casserole to create a complete meal.
Tying the ingredients together is a creamy bechamel made of milk, Greek yogurt, and cheese.
It’s not only hearty, but healthy and tasty, too. And, it’s embarrassingly easy to make! This recipe is absolutely one for the books.
10. Caesar Dressing
Stay away from store-bought Caesar dressings and just make your own.
Those jars you can buy at grocery stores are loaded with processed ingredients, which can’t be good for you.
If you make your own Caesar dressing, you’re ensured that everything that goes into it is fresh and healthy.
More importantly, it’s super creamy and delish! Oh, and it’s a breeze to make, too.
11. Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream
Fresh fruits and berries are terrific on their own, but they get even better with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
Instead of using Cool Whip, why not whip your own cream?
It’s super easy, and it’s much, much lighter and tastes so much better than imitation whipped topping.
This is a combination of whipping cream, Greek yogurt, and sugar, so expect it to be even lighter than the usual whipped cream.
12. Crockpot Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
This butternut squash soup is the perfect fall or winter appetizer! One spoonful will warm you right up on a chilly evening.
There’s also more than just butternut squash in this soup, but also apples, carrots, and onions.
With this mishmash of vegetables seasoned with fall spices, you’ll get a wonderful flavor explosion!
Finish off the soup with a dollop of Greek yogurt and roasted pumpkin seeds for crunch.
13. Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes
Make delectable mashed potatoes minus the calories with Greek yogurt!
Believe me, this appetizer is just as creamy and addictive as any mashed potato dish you’ve had.
The only difference is that it’s a lot healthier and not as fattening.
14. Chocolate Yogurt Recipe
Regular yogurt is great, but chocolate yogurt is much, much greater. Give yourself a decadent morning treat with this nutritious yet delicious breakfast.
All you’ll need is to combine Greek yogurt, Stevia, and cocoa powder, and voila!
15. Easy Applesauce Cake
This applesauce cake is ridiculously light and moist. The combination of applesauce and Greek yogurt make it so.
The flavor is also divine. Besides the applesauce, the brown and sugar and cinnamon gives it a cozy fall flavor.
The best part? It’s super-easy to make. You won’t even need bowls! Just make the batter in the pan and bake.
16. Greek Yogurt Macaroni and Cheese
Mac and cheese made healthy? With Greek yogurt, everything is possible.
This mac and cheese is everything you can ask for in comfort food. It’s hearty, starchy, creamy, and cheesy.
The only difference is, it’s guilt-free!
17. Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip
Nothing makes spinach and artichoke taste better than a little bit of cream. Together, they turn into an addictive dip that’s impossible to resist.
I can eat a whole tub of this dip, even on its own. It’s a good thing it’s made of Greek yogurt instead of the usual cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
18. Greek Yogurt Smoothie
One look at this pretty pink smoothie will make your mouth water!
It doesn’t only look good, but tastes amazing, as well.
Complete with strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, and oatmeal, this smoothie is a nutritious and delicious way to start your day.
19. Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Eat smart with these Greek yogurt pancakes! These are tall and fluffy flapjacks guaranteed to make your day.
They’re just as delectable as any, but the use of oat flour and Greek yogurt make them a much healthier option.
20. Banana Pudding Breakfast Parfaits
Dessert for breakfast, anyone? I’ll never say no to sweet treats in the morning, and this is definitely one of my favorites.
Bananas, Nilla Wafers, Greek yogurt, and granola combine to make beautiful layers of healthy yet tasty parfait. Yum!
21. Creamy Strawberry Semifreddo
If you’ve never heard of or hard semifreddo yet, you’re in for a treat! This refreshing summer dessert is a life-changer.
It’s an ice cream-like frozen treat made with cream, Greek yogurt, and fresh strawberries.
It’s so easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to set.
22. Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing
While kale is a superfood, let’s be honest, no one would eat it on its own.
Thankfully, this creamy and tangy lemon yogurt dressing is all you’ll need to turn the bland leaves into a colorful and delectable salad!
23. Zucchini Pasta w/ Creamy Yogurt Herb Sauce
When I say Greek yogurt is versatile, I mean it. So far we’ve covered dips and dressing and cakes and muffins. Now it’s time for pasta.
The sound of vegetarian pasta might turn off a few people, but wait until you try this one.
Zucchini noodles are coated with a super creamy and earthy Greek yogurt sauce. It’s so good, even non-vegetarians won’t say no to it.
24. Crockpot Creamed Corn
This creamed corn is a side dish that will not be eaten, but wolfed down.
With its sweet, creamy, and tangy flavors, as well as the combination of crunchy corn and velvety dressing, to say this side is addictive is an understatement.
25. Healthy Potato Salad with Yogurt
Potato and egg salad that’s healthy? Sounds impossible, but it’s true!
It’s just as creamy, hearty, and starchy as all other potato and egg salads.
But thanks to a mix of mayo and Greek yogurt, you can have that second serving without the guilt.
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