10 Unexpected Ways Greek Yogurt Can Up Your Cooking Game
Just about everyone is familiar with using Greek yogurt in smoothies and breakfast bowls — but those aren’t the only things you should be using it for.
1. Greek Yogurt Hollandaise
Hollandaise — that velvety sauce that tops eggs Benedict — is both tricky to make and loaded with butter, so it’s not usually something you cook everyday. This recipe swaps most of the butter with Greek yogurt to make it both lighter and a bit easier to prepare. You won’t have to worry about it breaking as much, and the tang gives it a bright flavor that compliments the lemon.
2. Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce
Greek yogurt makes the perfect quick pasta sauce that tastes pretty darn similar to Alfredo. Just
jazz it up with whatever flavors you like (in this case, parmesan, garlic, and a little bit of butter) then toss it with hot pasta. It’s not only delicious, but lighter than your typical cream sauce — a true win-win.
3. Greek Yogurt Turkish Flatbread
Greek yogurt makes this flatbread pillowy, tender, and soft. The classic recipe is pretty darn easy to make, and it’s the perfect base for all kinds of toppings — from peanut butter to hummus. The dough also makes the perfect base for homemade pizzas.
5. Gin, Jam, and Yogurt Cocktail
6. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake
Using yogurt in cakes may not be the most unusual use, but it can seriously take your cakes to the next level. This recipes uses an entire cup of it to
help keep the cake moist and tender — similar to how sour cream gives coffee cake its signature moist crumb.
7. Greek Chicken Marinade
Greek yogurt is a popular ingredient in many marinades thanks to its powerful tenderizing powers. Even just 15 minutes of marinating can
help make the chicken more tender. Using yogurt as the base, feel free to throw in whatever flavorings you want (pesto, spices, etc.) and your marinade is ready to use.
8. Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Frosting
This recipe only takes fives ingredients (Greek yogurt being the base) to make a
super easy frosting perfect for just about anything. There are actually plenty of yogurt-based frostings online, and it’s easy to modify to fit your flavor profile.
9. Easy Fish Tacos With Lime Crema
any recipe that gets garnished with sour cream can easily be swapped with Greek yogurt. The flavor profile is very similar — and you can add fresh lime juice and a dash of salt to make a fresh crema, or hot sauce to make a hot and creamy sauce.
10. Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese
Using yogurt as the base of your mac ‘n’ cheese sauce not only makes it way easier to make, but also tastes surprisingly good.
The cheese melts into it to create a silky sauce that doesn’t require you to make a roux (aka melted butter and flour) — and the texture is nice and light.
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