10 surprising ways to use Greek yogourt

Because it's not just a breakfast food.
Published May 1, 2020

Plain, nonfat Greek yogourt makes an excellent breakfast base—but don’t stop there! The ingredient, which is a ZeroPoint™ food on Blue and Purple, is the ultimate multi-tasker. You can use it to add creaminess and filling protein to salads, pastas, desserts, soups—the list goes on and on. Give these ideas a try, and then post your own #Greekyogourt hacks to Connect.


10 new ways to use Greek yogourt


  1. Add chopped cucumbers, dill, and a pinch of salt to the yogourt for a quick tzatziki. Slice up some veggies and dip away!
  2. Instead of using milk or sweetened yogourts, toss plain Greek yogourt into your smoothie for a thicker texture.
  3. Try it as an alternative to heavy cream when making alfredo sauce for pasta.
  4. Mix Greek yogourt with chocolate syrup and—ta-da!—you have an easy fruit dip.
  5. Use as a rich substitute for sour cream. It’s perfect for baked potatoes, burritos, nachos, and so much more.
  6. Stir Greek yogourt into puréed vegetable soup to add toothsome thickness. (Tip: If you added too much spice to, say, a chili, this also helps cut down on some of the heat.)
  7. Use the yogourt in place of mayo in chicken, tuna, and egg salad recipes to cut down on SmartPoints values.
  8. For a simple but sweet dessert, stir in light jam, raspberries, raisins, cinnamon, and shredded coconut.
  9. Out of ranch? Add spices and a bit of milk to Greek yogourt for a quick, creamy salad dressing.
  10. Reach for Greek yogourt the next time you make pizza dough (seriously!). The dough in this turkey pepperoni pizza recipe uses just two ingredients: Greek yogourt and flour.