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17 Best Greek Yogurt Recipes (2023): You Have Never Tried

Greek Yogurt is an incredibly protein-rich food that people across the world love. And the best part is, you can use this super-healthy food for your recipes to make them super-tasty.

If you are wondering how to use greek yogurt in your recipes or what are the best greek yogurt recipes, here we go!

In this blog post, I will share the 17 best Greek Yogurt Recipes that you will surely love! I have tested all these recipes, and they appear to be super-fantastic.

What’s more, in all these recipes, greek yogurt perfectly substitutes some high-calorie options such as heavy creams without impacting much on the flavors and texture of the final dish.

If you are ready to put on your ‘apron,’ let’s Get Started!

1. Grilled Fruit Kebabs with Yogurt and Honey

You need just three ingredients – Mint, Honey, and Greek Yogurt to make this incredible recipe. This dessert sauce is a perfect addition to the fruits of your choice. You will get the deeper yogurt flavor as the fruits caramelize and leave their distinct flavor.

2. Yogurt Parfait

 Parfait has always been the first choice of any dessert lover. But you are making them more indulgent than is super easy with this simple Greek Yogurt Recipe. Grab a flavor of Fruit Greek Yogurt and top up with little granola and a few mint leaves.

Here you go with the tasty Parfait you can enjoy before meals or as an evening snack.

3. Yummy Yogurt Bark

Mix Greek Yogurt with vanilla and honey and spread it over the plastic sheet as a thin layer. Sprinkle with the toppings of nuts, granola, and chocolate chips. Now let it freeze for 2 hours to solidify. Take it out of the freezer and enjoy.

4. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Course, we all do! But how many of you like adding traditional cream? If you are a calorie-watcher, this greek yogurt cheesecake recipe will not disappoint you.

Take 1.5 cups of Greek Yogurt, 2/3 cup of granulated sugar, 16 ounces of cream cheese, three large eggs, 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt, and one teaspoon of vanilla.

Beat the cream cheese and sugar at room temperature for 5 minutes. Now add the rest of the ingredients and mix them well using the beater. Now add it to a springform pan and Keep it over the hot boiling pan. Cover it well to avoid any leaking.

Bake it for around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove the springform pan from water and let it cool down. Your lip-smacking cheesecake is ready! 

5. Tandoori Marination

Whether it’s grilled chicken breast or your favorite cottage cheese, marinating them in spices and greek yogurt is essential. It helps them to absorb the flavors and tenderize them.

Besides zesty flavors, it helps them with the best roasting without burnt or overdoing spices.

6. Mac & Cheese

In preparing a thick and yummy Mac & Cheese Sauce, the role of Greek yogurt can be pivotal. Just grab some mac, cheese, and yogurt in your fridge, and you are all set to make drooling oven-baked pasta using this trio. 

7. Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A creamy and thick dip that you will love to accompany with your chips, sandwiches, and veggies. Gather the ingredients such as greek yogurt, dill, chives, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.

Blend it thoroughly and top with fresh chives. Your Yummy Ranch Dip is ready to serve.

8. Greek Yogurt Taco Dip Recipe

Who doesn’t love those finger-licious Taco accompanied by Taco Dip? And what if we tell you there is a healthy substitution for this. It would help if you had Non-Fat Greek Yogurt, Roma tomatoes diced, black olives sliced, a light Mexican cheese blend, and shredded lettuce.

Combine all these ingredients all together and garnish them with chopped green onions.

9. Chocolate Pudding

if you are longing for dark chocolate pudding, here it is. And this one is the low-calorie count. Just add Greek Yogurt, Cocoa powder, and maple syrup – all three in a mixing bowl and whisk till no lump is found.

Now add a generous serving of choco-chips if you like. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, and you are ready to enjoy.

10. Yogurt Pancakes

To get the moist, tender, and fluffy pancakes, you must add greek yogurt. I prefer Full Fat Greek Yogurt to be combined with whole wheat, eggs, milk, a pinch of baking powder, white wine vinegar, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of cinnamon to mix firmly, so the mixture is lump-free.

Now heat the pan and start making pancakes. Top with honey or maple syrup to enjoy the best. Adding a handful of berries, banana slices, or chopped strawberries can make the difference.

11. Smoothies

What could be better than a protein-rich Greek yogurt smoothie if you are looking for a protein-packed drink after your intense workout sessions? Just get hold of your smoothie jar and pour your heart out ( I mean, all the fruits you love and greek yogurt).

 Just churn, and your protein-rich smoothie is ready to enjoy.

12. Cilantro Yogurt Dressing

Cilantro and greek yogurt pairing give you an excellent combo to enjoy. From using it as a dressing on Mexican salads to enjoying it with enchiladas, you will have numerous ways to relish this mouth-watering dip.

Take some fresh cilantro and grind it well. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper and stir it with greek yogurt. Voila! Your Cilantro Yogurt dressing is ready. 

13. Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bites 

A gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy treat that everyone loves. Take 3/4 cup of greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of unsweetened peanut butter, a few drops of vanilla extracts, and two spoonfuls of maple syrup. Mix all the ingredients. Place the circles of yogurt mixture on a parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour.

14. Applesauce Cake 

If you are longing for a moist and fluffy applesauce cake, all you need is some greek yogurt, powdered sugar, and crushed apples to create the magic.

Mix all the ingredients, and don’t forget to add a pinch of baking soda to raise the cake well. Pour the mixture into the baking bowl, bake it, and you are all set for your high tea preparations.

15. Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe

You will love to enjoy a simple and quick fruit dip any day. It is naturally sweet, and you can further flavor it with cinnamon and vanilla. The best part is that it is free from powdered sugar like store-bought fruit dips.

16. Greek Yogurt Parmesan Tilapia

With less than 200 calories per serving, it is one of the delectable recipes on our list. You need Tilapia, Parmesan cheese, Lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning to prepare.

Dry tilapia using a paper towel and sprinkle salt and pepper over them. Stir all other ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour evenly over tilapia filets. Bake it in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes, and they are ready to enjoy!

17. Pizza Dough

Have you ever tried homemade pizza with simple ingredients like Greek Yogurt and flour? If not, it’s time to try now. Combine a self-raising flour (or a simple flour with a self-raising ingredient like yeast) with greek yogurt to form a large dough ball.

Knead gently without putting much pressure. Rest it for 30 mins in a warm place, covered in a bowl. Roll out round and apply pizza sauce as well as your favorite toppings. Bake it for 15 minutes, and your favorite pizza is ready to relish.

These Greek Yogurt recipes are not just tasty but also substitute the heavy creams with a low-calorie yogurt to make them more delicious! Try making them at home and share your experience with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

In baking, Greek yogurt can be used:

  • As a substitute for sour cream, buttermilk, or oil to add moisture to baked goods like muffins, cakes, and pancakes
  • As a replacement for cream cheese in cheesecake recipes
  • To make tender and flaky pie crusts or biscuits
  • In place of some or all of the butter in cookie recipes
  • As a base for frostings or glazes 

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Yogurt Expert Sonia Uvezian was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. A renowned expert in Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking and winner of a James Beard Award, she is the author of six other highly acclaimed cookbooks, such as Recipes and Remembrances From An Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen, Cooking from the Caucasus along with The Book of Yogurt.