45+ Protein-Packed Recipes with Greek Yogurt
Find over 40 recipes made with nutritious, protein-packed Greek yogurt, including the recipe for homemade tzatziki sauce! Greek yogurt is a versatile ingredient that you can add to all kinds of meals.
Thick and creamy Greek yogurt is a versatile ingredient in the kitchen.
Not just for yogurt parfaits, you can use it to make everything from salad dressing, to smoothies, and even frittatas!
As a Registered Dietitian, I love to include it in my recipes since it has so many nutrition benefits. Even if you limit animal products, you may want to think about including dairy in a plant-based diet for numerous benefits!
What’s the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?
Regular yogurt is made by heating milk with the addition of live bacteria.
The bacteria converts the naturally occurring sugar in the milk – lactose – into lactic acid.
Greek yogurt is made by taking regular yogurt and straining it. The result is a thicker yogurt product with more protein than regular yogurt.
Nutritionally, Greek yogurt and regular yogurt do have some differences.
Greek yogurt has more protein (nearly double) than regular yogurt, and less carbohydrate. It’s an excellent source of high quality protein – a 7 ounce serving of low-fat Greek yogurt provides 20 grams!
Greek yogurt recipes
Scroll down to browse over 40 recipes using Greek yogurt, including recipes from these categories:
- Smoothies with greek yogurt
- Overnight oats with Greek yogurt
- Breakfasts with Greek yogurt
- Frittatas with Greek yogurt
- Dressings and dips with Greek yogurt
- Main dishes with Greek yogurt
- Side dishes with Greek yogurt
Protein-Packed Smoothie with Greek Yogurt and Frozen Fruit
Sick of drinking smoothies that leave you feeling hungry an hour later? Try this nutritious smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt! It packs over 20 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber per serving. You need just six ingredients and a blender to make this creamy, filling breakfast smoothie – ready to sip in 2 minutes!
Simple Strawberry Banana Kiwi Green Smoothie
This simple strawberry banana and kiwi smoothie takes just a few minutes to make for a healthy breakfast or snack! You need just six nutritious ingredients and a blender to whip up this refreshing smoothie for one.
Red Velvet Smoothie
This red velvet smoothie is packed with chocolatey flavor like your favorite cake. Made with simple, nutritious ingredients and ready to sip in 5 minutes.
Fruit, Granola, & Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
These easy granola yogurt bowls are a healthy protein-rich breakfast idea. You’ll love the combination of textures from thick, creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy homemade granola. Fresh berries and a drizzle of honey add just a touch of sweetness. Greek yogurt bowls are ideal for busy weekday mornings since you can assemble them in 5 minutes or less!
Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats
Cinnamon and maple syrup make these cinnamon roll overnight oats irresistible! It takes just a few minutes to prepare a batch tonight for a healthy breakfast ready to eat in the morning.
Healthy High Protein Overnight Oats (without Protein Powder)
Looking for a high protein breakfast recipe that isn’t eggs or a protein shake? Try these high protein overnight oats! Each serving packs 22 grams of protein with NO protein powder. The protein comes from whole food ingredients including Greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and oats. This simple and healthy overnight oats recipe takes 5 minutes to prep and is the perfect base for all your favorite toppings.
Protein-Packed Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
If you love chocolate and peanut butter together, this is the healthy breakfast recipe for you! Creamy chocolate PB overnight oats are packed with high quality protein thanks to Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Made with nutritious ingredients like old fashioned oats, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter, you can prepare this recipe in five minutes.
Healthy High Fiber Overnight Oats with Raspberries
These overnight oats are packed with 15 grams of dietary fiber from whole food sources to keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning. Overnight oats are a healthy breakfast that take just a few minutes of prep time the night before. Enjoy them cold right from the fridge, or grab and go for a busy morning!
Easy & Healthy Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats
Start your day off right by preparing blueberry pie overnight oats the night before! This easy overnight oats recipe is packed with protein, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. It features healthy ingredients like old fashioned rolled oats, frozen blueberries, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds, and is lightly sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. 10 minutes of prep time makes a healthy breakfast that serves two.
Mango Lime Overnight Oats
These mango lime overnight oats are healthy, delicious, and filling. Meal prep a batch in five minutes for a nutritious and fast breakfast option!
Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats
This zucchini bread overnight oats recipe is a quick, easy, and healthy make-ahead breakfast option. It’s delicious warm or cold, and perfect for zucchini bread lovers!
Chai Latte Overnight Oats
Chai latte overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead healthy breakfast. They’re filled with warming spices and nutritious ingredients like chia seeds and Greek yogurt. Prep a batch today for a delicious and satisfying breakfast tomorrow morning!
Spiced Pear Overnight Oats
This spiced pear overnight oats recipe packs tons of flavor from warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. It’s a satisfying and nutritious make-ahead breakfast filled with healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and Greek yogurt.
Healthy Five-Minute Bircher Muesli Recipe
This Bircher muesli is a delicious make-ahead breakfast that takes just five minutes to prepare. It has fiber and protein to keep you full all morning!
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
If you love the classic combination of peanut butter and banana, you are going to adore this recipe. These overnight oats are naturally sweetened with mashed banana, and are packed with protein from Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
5-Minute Breakfast Papaya Boats
These fresh papaya boats filled with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola are a nutritious, quick, and easy breakfast. They’re packed with protein and fiber to keep you full for hours and take just a few minutes to prepare!
Protein-Packed Spinach & Potato Frittata
This fluffy vegetable frittata is a nutritious breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish. It’s cooked in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop and finished off in the oven, and ready in about 30 minutes. You’ll love this protein-packed egg and veggie frittata!
30-Minute Nutritious Broccoli Cheese Frittata
This simple one-pan frittata features nutritious broccoli and two types of cheeses: cheddar and gruyere. Start by cooking it on the stovetop and finishing it in the oven to yield a fluffy vegetable frittata that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Healthy & Protein-Packed Smoked Salmon Frittata
This smoked salmon and vegetable frittata is a nutritious and delicious breakfast and brunch recipe. Ready to eat in 45 minutes, you can prepare this protein-packed frittata ahead of time for your next brunch at home!
Egg White Frittata with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta
This veggie-filled egg white frittata recipe is packed with protein but doesn’t compromise on flavor. Baked in the oven, this frittata is easy to prepare and makes a delicious healthy breakfast or brunch dish. This will be your new favorite way to eat egg whites!
Asparagus and Leek Frittata with Goat Cheese
This asparagus and leek frittata with goat cheese makes the most delicious healthy brunch! Filled with spring vegetables and tangy goat cheese, everyone will love this light and flavorful frittata.
Vegetable Frittata with Sweet Potato Crust
Something about spring makes me want to make ALL the brunch foods – I wonder what it is! Maybe it’s the idea of Easter brunch, or simply the warmer weather that makes me want to enjoy a meal outside with my friends. You guys know I love my oatmeal bowls for breakfast, but I am
Mini Frittatas in a Muffin Tin – Five Ways
Mini frittatas baked in a muffin tin are an easy protein-packed breakfast or snack. Try these five different vegetable and cheese flavor combinations. Make a batch ahead of time and store in the fridge for a week of healthy meals!
5-Minute Healthy Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
This healthy homemade Greek yogurt salad dressing is creamy, zesty, and versatile. It’s quick & easy to make and perfect for tossing into salads or drizzling on grain bowls, sandwiches, or wraps. Ready to enjoy in five minutes!
5-Minute Greek Yogurt Feta Dill Dressing
This creamy feta dill dressing is made with Greek yogurt for a nutritious boost of protein. It’s fresh, zippy, and takes just five minutes to prepare. Use it to dress salads, as a spread for sandwiches, or drizzled onto grain bowls!
Healthy Homemade Creamy Taco Salad Dressing
This homemade taco salad dressing recipe is packed with flavor, creamy texture, and protein! It’s a creamy Greek yogurt based salad dressing made with just two main ingredients: plain Greek yogurt and canned salsa. It’s the best dressing for taco salad, or as a sauce drizzled on tacos, burrito bowls, and more. Ready to use in five minutes or less!
5-Minute Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
This flavorful ranch dip is made with protein-packed Greek yogurt and a homemade ranch seasoning blend. It takes just five minutes to prepare. It’s the perfect healthy dip for veggies, chips, or pita. Make a batch to serve at your next gathering!
5-Minute Creamy Avocado & Greek Yogurt Dip
This healthy avocado greek yogurt dip tastes amazing with veggies and chips or spread onto a sandwich. It features nutritious ingredients including avocado and plain Greek yogurt. Just blend everything together in your food processor to make this creamy dip in 5 minutes!
Healthy 5-Minute Greek Yogurt Dill Dip
This Greek yogurt dill dip is a delicious & nutritious snack or appetizer when served with raw vegetables, chips, pretzels, or pita bread. It’s made with Greek yogurt, so it’s loaded with high quality protein. You’ll love the fresh & zesty flavor of this creamy yogurt dill sauce – ready to eat in about 5 minutes!
Protein-Packed Greek Yogurt Spinach Dip
This healthy spinach dip recipe is made with Greek yogurt so it’s loaded with high quality protein. It’s the perfect Greek yogurt dip for veggies, pita chips, pretzels, and even as a sandwich spread. Greek yogurt spinach dip is an excellent protein-rich snack or appetizer, and takes just about 10 minutes to prepare.
Honey Whipped Goat Cheese Dip with Pomegranate
Make this easy honey whipped goat cheese as an appetizer for your next gathering! Topped with pomegranate seeds and balsamic glaze, serve it with crostini for a quick yet delicious dish.
Pear Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese and Sage
This pear crostini is topped with honey whipped goat cheese, warm sauteed pears, and crispy sage. Serve up this easy appetizer at your next gathering, or make something special to have with dinner during the week!
Nutritious Homemade Beet Tzatziki Dip
This healthy homemade tzatziki is so easy to prepare! It uses grated beets in place of cucumber to create a vibrant pink dip that is tangy, creamy, and so delicious.
Greek Yogurt Marinated Salmon
This Greek yogurt marinated salmon is juicy and flavorful. This recipe is ready in under an hour – including marinating time! Bake the salmon in the oven or throw it on the grill.
Healthier Greek Yogurt Egg Salad (No Mayo)
This protein-packed healthy egg salad recipe is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, so it’s still creamy and delicious! It’s an easy recipe that comes together quickly, and made with a handful of simple ingredients.
10-Minute Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe with Greek Yogurt
This tuna salad recipe is an easy healthy lunch idea to make a sandwich, wrap, or put on top of a salad! Prepped in just 10 minutes, tuna salad with Greek yogurt is packed with high quality protein. Greek yogurt is a healthy substitute for mayonnaise in this recipe, and keeps the tuna moist and flavorful.
Vegetarian Gyro Bowls with Portobello Mushrooms
Vegetarian gyro bowls are an easy weeknight recipe filled with some of your favorite Mediterranean flavors. Instead of meat, these bowls feature savory portobello mushrooms!
Grilled Salmon Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw
These grilled salmon tacos feature a zesty red cabbage slaw, made healthier with Greek yogurt. Ready in under 30 minutes, make these tacos for an easy weeknight meal.
Shrimp Tacos with Spicy No-Mayo Slaw and Guacamole
These easy shrimp tacos feature a spicy cabbage slaw made with Greek yogurt instead of mayo. Plenty of flavor and perfect for taco Tuesday!
Homemade Vegetarian Crunchwrap Supreme
Make a healthier, tastier version of Taco Bell’s crunchwrap supreme at home! This vegetarian version is customizable, full of flavor, easy and quick to make.
Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers
Mix up your weeknight meals with these healthy and fresh lemon dill salmon burgers! Paired with lemon dill yogurt sauce, have them on the table in under 30 minutes.
Roasted Delicata Squash with Middle Eastern Yogurt Sauce
If you love winter squashes, you’re going to love this recipe! Sweet delicata squash is roasted and paired with a creamy and delicious Middle Eastern yogurt sauce.
Roasted Zucchini with Curry Yogurt Sauce
Bring roasted zucchini (or any vegetable) to the next level with a creamy, flavorful curry yogurt sauce! Everyone will love this easy vegetarian recipe.
Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce
Crispy, crunchy, and parmesan cheese-y, these baked zucchini fries are super addicting. Serve them with homemade tzatziki for the ultimate healthy snack!
Fresh or Frozen Strawberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
These healthy Greek yogurt popsicles are a refreshing frozen treat on a hot day! Made with just 5 simple ingredients, you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries to make these pops. Just blend everything together in a blender, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze until hardened. Children and adults alike will love this simple recipe!
3-Ingredient Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt
All you need are 3 ingredients to make creamy, delicious, and healthy frozen greek yogurt at home! This vanilla Greek frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream – it’s delicious on its own or topped with fresh berries or a drizzle of chocolate sauce. This recipe requires NO ice cream maker or food processor and minimal prep time.
Find over 45 recipes made with nutritious, protein-packed Greek yogurt, including the recipe for homemade tzatziki sauce! Greek yogurt is a versatile ingredient that you can add to all kinds of meals.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (any fat content works)
- 1/2 cup grated cucumber, excess water squeezed out*
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
- Combine everything together in a mixing bowl,
- Mix together until well combined.
- Enjoy right away!
*Wrap grated cucumber in a clean tea towel or paper towels. Firmly squeeze out as much water with your hands.
Best eaten right away, but you can store tzatziki in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Give the sauce a stir before serving after refrigeration.
Serve tzatziki with veggie crudite, pita, falafel, or as a salad dressing or sandwich spread.
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