If you need something to brighten your day, these easy recipes with yogurt are sure to do the trick, from breakfast and dinner to everything in between.
Use it in creamy dips, classic breakfast foods, or indulgent desserts, and you’re bound to fall in love.
Yogurt is a staple in any healthy diet because it contains protein, calcium, and probiotics.
But did you know you can cook and bake with it too?
It adds moisture to cakes, brings tang to sauces, and makes desserts insanely rich and creamy.
So if you’ve got some extra tubs in the fridge, why not try one of these recipes with yogurt? You won’t regret it!
25 Sweet and Savory Recipes You Can Make With Yogurt
1. Lemon Berry Yogurt Cake
This fluffy, light cake is guaranteed to bring a little sunshine into your day!
Soft, creamy, and studded with moist berries, this lemon and berry yogurt cake is full of beautiful flavors and colors.
The zesty citrus balances the sweet, tart berries and creamy yogurt perfectly.
One bite will satisfy your sweet tooth and make your taste buds jump with joy.
2. Yogurt Cake
Craving something sweet, but your cupboards are bare? This recipe will be your life-saver!
It’s got a fantastic mix of sweet and tart flavors all bundled into a fluffy and moist sponge.
Add a drizzle of blueberry sauce for a kick of extra fruity goodness and a pleasant pop of color.
3. Yogurt Marinated Chicken
How do you make a chicken dish even more delicious? Marinate it in yogurt, of course!
Yogurt slowly tenderizes the chicken, making it insanely soft. Unlike citrus or vinegar, which works faster, often leading to tough and rubbery meat.
Yogurt also provides a slightly tangy flavor, which pairs so well with the Mediterranean spices used to amp up the taste.
This recipe is an easy way to spice up weeknight chicken dinners!
4. Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
Cool off from the scorching summer heat with these blueberry and yogurt popsicle swirls.
This summer treat is fruity, creamy, and so refreshing, you’ll feel like a kid again!
The best part? They’re made with just three ingredients: blueberries, honey, and yogurt.
All you have to do is mix them up, pour them into molds, and freeze. How easy is that?
5. Healthy Alfredo Sauce
If you’re looking for a sauce that’s as delicious as it is healthy, search no further!
This alfredo sauce recipe features yogurt, skim milk, broth, and parmesan. It’s a lighter version of the classic recipe, yet it’s still smooth and decadent.
With this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy all the deliciousness of alfredo minus the guilt.
6. Yogurt Parfait
Start your day with a healthy, delicious treat that’s ready in just 5 minutes.
Made with layers of berries, granola, and yogurt, this dreamy breakfast is like a dessert – minus the pesky calories.
Creamy, sweet, and loaded with crunchy goodness, it’s sure to delight your family.
Better yet, it’s so easy to customize. So, feel free to swap out the fruit and yogurt for different flavors.
No matter your choice, I know you’ll love this sweet, refreshing yogurt parfait.
7. Chicken Waldorf Salad
Chicken Waldorf salad is ideal for hot days when you want something filling, cold, and packed with flavor.
It has juicy chicken, fresh fruits, greens, and buttery walnuts in a creamy yogurt dressing.
The crisp grapes, apples, and crunchy nuts contrast the tender, shredded chicken beautifully
But the bright and tangy sauce will have you licking your lips and diving in for more.
8. Homemade Frozen Yogurt
What’s the perfect summertime treat? A big bowl of creamy frozen yogurt!
This homemade recipe is sweet, tart, and loaded with probiotics that are good for your health.
And if you make it yourself, you can customize it to your heart’s content. Pair it with fresh fruits, drizzle it with sweet sauces, or top it with nuts.
You really can’t go wrong.
9. Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits
There’s nothing like fresh, ripe fruits to make your morning shine. But what if I told you there was a way to improve it?
Strawberry, banana, and granola parfaits are a wholesome and delicious way to start your day.
A simple combination of crunchy (homemade) granola, juicy strawberries, sweet banana, and cool, tangy yogurt? You’ll love every spoonful of this treat!
10. Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
Is there anything more satisfying than a pile of crunchy, salty, crispy sweet potato fries?
I don’t think so.
Between the crispy fries and tangy yogurt-lime sauce, this is one family-friendly recipe you won’t want to share.
It’s loaded with avocado chunks, tomatoes, beans, cheese, and more! So it’s healthy, satisfying, and feels extra naughty.
11. Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Looking for the ultimate breakfast to kickstart your weekend? These Greek yogurt pancakes are your best bet!
Greek yogurt brings a crazy amount of rich creaminess, making the pancakes insanely tender.
And they’re so easy to make, you can whip them up on a bust weekday if you want.
Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl, pour into a hot skillet, and enjoy.
12. Skinny Jalapeno Pimento Cheese
I adore pimento cheese, but this healthy alternative has me weak in the knees.
This skinny jalapeño pimento cheese uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. So, it still has the spice and cheesiness of the classic recipe but with way less fat!
Serve it with crackers, fresh veggies, or inside sandwiches for a delicious snack.
13. Cilantro Chutney Raita-Indian Yogurt Sauce
If you love Indian food, you’ll love this cilantro chutney yogurt sauce!
This easy-to-make sauce contains fresh cilantro, fragrant spices, and yogurt. It has a bright, tangy flavor that goes well with almost any side dish.
With this creamy, savory, and zingy yogurt sauce, you can turn any dish into a party.
14. Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Like carrots and cinnamon, chocolate and zucchini are best paired in a cake. And this recipe is proof!
Packed with rich chocolate and mild zucchini sweetness, it’s sure to impress.
Adding yogurt brings even more moisture and decadence to this sweet treat.
After one bite of this chocolate zucchini cake, you’ll want more – much more!
15. Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
If you love burgers but crave something different, try these insanely flavorful Mediterranean turkey burgers.
Fully loaded with lean turkey and just the right amount of spice, they make a fantastic (and healthy) alternative to ordinary beef burgers
Slather on some yogurt sauce, cucumber slices, and red onions, and you’ve got one helluva dinner.
16. TikTok Yogurt Custard Toast
I know you’ve seen this all over social media. And if you haven’t tried it yet, consider this your sign.
This viral TikTok yogurt custard toast is as tasty as it looks. Tangy, rich, creamy, and buttery, you’ll swoon when you get a taste.
And that’s just the filling. The crunchy toast is the perfect backdrop for the spices, nuts, and berries.
Trust me, this dish is worth the hype.
17. Pasta Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Pasta salad is one of the best things to make during the summer. It’s cool, easy to throw together, and super filling.
Of course, when you use creamy dressings, it can also be a little heavy on fats and calories.
That’s why my family loves this pasta salad with yogurt dressing for its bright, hearty flavors.
There’s tender pasta, fresh cucumbers, peas, onions, and cheese. And the creamy yogurt dressing is a thing of beauty.
18. Heaven on Earth Cake
Delight your taste buds with an out-of-this-world indulgence. This heaven-on-earth cake is really worthy of the name.
Made with layers of fluffy cake, silky pudding, cream, and almonds, it’s sure to impress no matter the occasion.
19. Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt Cucumber Dip)
Tzatziki is a terrific Greek dip that’s brimming with tangy yogurt and fresh greens.
Shredded cucumbers, garlic, dill, and lemon make this cool, refreshing, and ridiculously addictive.
The flavor combination in this sauce will coat your tongue with goodness. And if you slather it on grilled meats and salad, you’ll never look back.
20. Yogurt Muffins
Muffins are a fantastic breakfast food because they’re portable, satisfying, and usually pretty healthy.
That said, some are just glorified cupcakes! So, if you want a muffin that’s sweet, tender, and healthy, try this recipe!
These yogurt muffins are a fun new way to enjoy your morning meal!
They’re made with Greek yogurt, so they’re extra moist and fluffy. And you can top them with everything from fruits and nuts to chocolate chips.
21. Avocado Buffalo Chickpea Salad Wraps
Do you like avocado? How about buffalo chicken? If so, you’ll love this delicious and healthy avocado buffalo chickpea salad wrap!
Each tortilla is stuffed with fresh veggies, creamy avocado, protein-rich chickpeas, and nutty spinach.
Drizzle it with a dressing of yogurt and buffalo sauce, and you’ll be in spicy-lunch heaven.
22. Banana Bread
Banana bread is a classic, and for good reason. It’s delicious, easy to make, and perfect for using those overripe bananas.
And this recipe is my favorite because it uses yogurt. That makes it wonderfully rich in flavor with a deliciously moist texture.
I always add mini chocolate chips too! Trust me, you’ll want to make this banana bread again and again!
23. Orange Yogurt Scones
Nothing compares to the warm, soothing smell of freshly baked scones in the morning.
These orange yogurt scones offer a fresh, zesty twist to this classic breakfast treat.
Better still, you can make these fluffy clouds of delight with just a handful of ingredients.
24. Yogurt Waffles
Who doesn’t love a good waffle? And with yogurt in the batter, these babies are deliciously healthy.
Crisp and golden on the outside with fluffy goodness on the inside, they pair well with everything from bacon to caramelized bananas.
This recipe is easy to follow and even easier to devour. So, give it a try for breakfast this weekend – you won’t be disappointed!
25. 2 Ingredient Dough Naan Bread
It’s time to ditch the store-bought naan bread and make your own.
This thick, flaky flatbread is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. It’s hard to believe that this hearty dish only requires two ingredients to make.
Follow the foolproof steps, and you can enjoy freshly cooked naan bread any day of the week.
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