Find over 50 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.

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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 50 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
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Make Your Own Greek Yogurt (Shortcut Recipe)

Did you know you can make creamy, thick, and protein-packed Greek yogurt (aka strained yogurt) at home with just one single ingredient? Learn how to make homemade Greek yogurt from regular store bought yogurt with my easy step-by-step guide, including a video and photos. There is absolutely no cooking required, and you don’t need any special equipment – just a strainer, cheesecloth, and a bowl!

two apple cinnamon greek yogurt parfaits in glass cups with gold spoons

Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Granola

This healthy Greek yogurt parfait recipe tastes like apple pie! It’s made with sweet and tender cinnamon stewed apples and crunchy homemade granola. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a high-protein breakfast recipe that you can prepare ahead of time to grab and go for busy mornings.

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Light & Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Bananas

These banana Greek yogurt pancakes are light and fluffy with crispy edges. Mixing Greek yogurt into pancake batter adds 20 grams of protein and a pleasantly tangy flavor. These pancakes use a blend of oat flour and all-purpose flour for a boost of nutritious fiber, too! Easy enough for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch, this Greek yogurt pancake recipe will be your new go-to!

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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!

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High Protein Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

Rich and creamy, this Greek yogurt chia pudding is packed with 23 grams of protein as well as 13 grams of filling fiber! Adding Greek yogurt to chia pudding is the easiest way to significantly boost the protein content without using protein powder. This vanilla chia seed pudding is the perfect base for toppings like fresh fruit or nuts. Just mix ingredients together, refrigerate, and wait a few hours for the chia pudding to set. Enjoy as a healthy breakfast or dessert!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Two cups of overnight oats topped with berries, and a bowl of blueberries on a light striped dish towel

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Two cups of mango lime overnight oats with mango chunks and sliced lime on top

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!

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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!

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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.

Three jars of overnight oats topped with blueberries and green apple

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!

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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.

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Quick & Healthy Stovetop Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt

Add a boost of protein and creaminess to your morning bowl of oats with Greek yogurt! We already love our Greek yogurt overnight oats recipes, but you can stir Greek yogurt into hot oatmeal on the stovetop, too! This easy healthy breakfast recipe takes 10 minutes to make, requires 6 basic ingredients, and will keep you satisfied for hours thanks to the combination of protein and dietary fiber. Let’s go make breakfast!

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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!

whole grain pancake stack with maple syrup and strawberries

Whole Grain Vanilla Pancakes

A whole grain, higher protein pancake recipe made with 5 simple ingredients. Whip up a batch of these this morning for a healthy, filling and delicious breakfast!

Whole Grain Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips, Cranberries and Blueberries

This banana bread is made with whole grain spelt flour and packed with chocolate chips and berries. It has a super moist crumb and is just sweet enough.

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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!

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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!

Smoked salmon frittata in a white baking dish with raw ingredients surrounding the dish on a light grey backdrop

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!

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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.

Round vegetable frittata with one slice removed next to a plate of spinach

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Creamy Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt

This ranch avocado greek yogurt dressing is ready in 5 minutes to add tons of flavor to salads, grain bowls, wraps, sandwiches, tacos, and more! Greek yogurt is a smart swap for mayonnaise to make this dressing extra creamy with a boost of protein. Just blitz up the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, then drizzle your avocado greek yogurt sauce over everything!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

Plate of pear crostini with sage leaves scattered on grey backdrop beside a loaf of sliced French bread

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!

Bowl of beet tzatziki surrounded by veggie crudite and pita chips and crackers for dipping

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.

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Quick & Healthy Red Pasta Sauce with Greek Yogurt

Craving a luscious, creamy red pasta sauce, but want to skip the cream? Enter this Greek yogurt pasta sauce! It’s a creamy version of my homemade marinara sauce, and uses simple pantry ingredients including canned tomatoes. You’ll be amazed at the silky texture that protein-rich Greek yogurt brings to this sauce!

four pieces of salmon with yogurt dill sauce on a parchment lined platter

Easy Oven-Baked Salmon with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce

Want to mix up your usual plain baked salmon? Try it with a homemade Greek yogurt dill sauce! It’s quick and easy to whip up in your food processor while the salmon bakes in the oven until flaky and juicy.

4 pieces of cooked salmon on a dinner plate garnished with chopped cilantro

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.

healthy egg salad on toast with lettuce on a plate. small bowl of leftover egg salad is to the side

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.

tuna salad with lettuce on sliced bread, on a white plate

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.

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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!

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Easy Chocolate & Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dessert Cups

Meet your new favorite healthy dessert recipe: chocolate & peanut butter Greek yogurt dessert cups! This high protein dessert recipe (or sweet snack option) is SO easy and quick to make. All you need are 5 simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to whip Greek yogurt and peanut butter together and drizzle on a melted chocolate shell.

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Dipping bowl with tzatziki sauce surrounded by pita and vegetables for dipping

50+ Protein-Packed Recipes with Greek Yogurt: Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 cups 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Find over 50 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.


Ingredients

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  • 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


Instructions

  1. Combine everything together in a mixing bowl,
  2. Mix together until well combined. 
  3. Enjoy right away! 

Notes

*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.