My Big Fat Greek Recipe List: 50 Healthy Greek Yogurt Recipes

From sandwiches to entrées to desserts, we’ve got it all, Greek-yogurt style

Mac and cheese gets a Greek-yogurt makeover.

Okay, so this whole Greek yogurt trend is seriously blowing up. Not only are the variations of the creamy concoction starting to outnumber the traditional yogurt types at the grocery store, I’ve also been seeing Greek yogurt popping up in all sorts of recipes lately, from smoothies to salads to entrées. And it’s no wonder: Using Greek yogurt is a terrific way to make recipes using heavy whipping cream, buttermilk and mayo a tad lighter. Besides, a cup of the fat-free variety packs 20 grams of protein and just 120 calories.

If you’re as Greek-yogurt obsessed as me, check out this massive roundup of 50 yummy recipes starring—you guessed it—Greek yogurt. Bookmark it, Pin it, print it—do whatever you need to do to keep track of this puppy. I’m thinking you’ll find it super useful.

Smoothies and Breakfast: Greek Yogurt Recipes

1. Blackberry Smoothie via FitSugar
2. Raspberry Mango Yogurt Smoothie via Smoothie Handbook
3. Kiwi Smoothie via Good Veg
4. Raspberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie via Weight Watchers
5. Greek Yogurt Kale Protein Smoothie via Spark Recipes
6. Creamy Peach Smoothie via Yummly
7. Almond Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie via Healthy Smoothies HQ
8. Tropical Berry Smoothie with Greek Yogurt via Better Homes and Gardens
9. Flat-Belly Yogurt Smoothie via Shape
10. Green Monster Spinach Smoothie via Iowa Girl Eats
11. Skinny Banana-Blueberry Muffins via Sally’s Baking Addiction
12. Make-Ahead Fruit-and-Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits via Iowa Girl Eats
13. Quinoa Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes via Cooking Classy

Salads and Sandwiches: Greek Yogurt Recipes

14. Basic Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing via Jesse Brune
15. Low-Calorie Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing via Salad in a Jar
16. Caesar on the Light Side via Food and Wine
17. Greek Yogurt Honey-Mustard Dressing via Hungry Runner
18. Farro Salad with Greek Yogurt via Cooking Channel
19. Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt via The Novice Chef
20. Chicken Salad wit Greek Yogurt and Apples via Fried Tofu
21. Pistachio Cinnamon Chicken Salad via Skinnytaste
22. Tangy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps via Aggie’s Kitchen
23. Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich via Two Peas & Their Pod
24. Smashed Chickpea Greek Salad Sandwich via Two Peas & Their Pod
25. Turkey Taco Salad via Oikos

Appetizers and Sides: Greek Yogurt Recipes

26. Creamy Avocado Dip via Two Peas & Their Pod
27. Potato Salad via Food.com
28. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yogurt Drizzle via Oikos
29. Cinnamon-Scented Stuffed Sweet Mashed Potatoes via Oikos
30. Greek Yogurt and Feta Cheese Dip via I Am In
31. Greek Yogurt Biscuits via Healthy Recipes
32. Healthy Deviled Eggs via fANNEtastic Food
33. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup via fANNEtastic Food
34. Healthy Mac and Cheese via Fitness Magazine

Entrées: Greek Yogurt Recipes

35. Thai Fish Cakes with Kicked Up Tartar Sauce via Be Well Philly
36. Skinny Jeans Chicken Alfredo with Greek Yogurt via What’s Annie Making?
37. Greek Yogurt Meat Marinade via FitSugar
38. Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream via Chocolate Broccoli
39. Tortellini with Yogurt, Mint, and Smoked Paprika Oil via Serious Eats
40. Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Creamy Lemon Yogurt Sauce via Ezra Pound Cake
41. Tandoori Mango Salmon via Serious Eats
42. Baked Chicken with Parmesan and Garlic Greek Yogurt via When Pigs Fly
43. Steak and Veggie Kabobs with Creamy Avocado and Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce via Eat, Live, Run

Desserts: Greek Yogurt Recipes

44. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bites via DAMY Health
45. Yogurt, Cinnamon, and Honey “Ice Cream” via Weelicious
46. Berry Yogurt Popsicle via FitSugar
47. Nigel’s Yogurt Brûlée via Not Without Salt
48. Chocolate Chip Yogurt Dip via Edible Perspective
59. Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt via Kitchen Corners
50. Creamy Orange-Vanilla Ice Pops via Fine Cooking

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  • David Ridge, Omaha.

    What I want to do is dispell a possible confusion concerning what is a true yogurt. I want to bring this to your attention for there is product that is being advertised and marketed as claiming to be Greek Yogurt when it is not a true Greek Yogurt. Puleezze, People read the labels. If it is stated on the label that it contains any one of the following ingredients it is not a true yogurt: carrageenan, any kind of gelatin kosher or otherwise, or corn starch. These ingredients force the product to claber and/or set up faster as a thickening agent. Take the gelatine for example, you are roughly eating half jello, and the other half is whatever is noted on the label. These three are the only thickening agents that I am currently aware of, there may be others!
    Another thing that declassifies a yogurt as a true health food is if it contains any of sugars, especially refined sugar. Another one to consider here is the syrups especially corn syrup. Of course an exception is Raw sugar is the only one that should be acceptable as a true health food.
    Chocolate is not a true health food but carob is.