15 Ways with Yogurt

Kick up your recipe repetoire with a little help from this secret (sometimes not-so-secret) ingredient.

Greek Yogurt with Warm Berry Sauce Recipe

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Cooking with Yogurt

Yogurt isn't just for serving à la carte anymore. Make dressing creamier, baked goods more moist, and smoothies—well—smoother. We've already give you all the facts you need to know about yogurt. This time, we're bringing you the best recipes to utlize this creamy, cultured milk.

We'll start you off with a Greek Yogurt with Warm Black and Blueberry Sauce.

Sweet, frozen berries make this a year-round treat to be enjoyed on tangy Greek yogurt. A fan of dessert for breakfast? This recipe packs the protein, so don't feel bad if you decide to start your day with an indulgence.

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Chicken Dinner Salad Recipe

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Chicken Dinner Salad

When it was Linda Stoneking's turn to host her supper club, she decided to incorporate in-season corn as a theme to challenge her guests. Her salad creation was the favorite that night. Yogurt in the chicken's marinade tempers the heat from the Sriracha and keeps this dish family-friendly.

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Banana Snacking Cake Recipe

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Banana Snacking Cake

Loaf cakes hold up well in a lunch box, and a slice can stand in for breakfast on a busy morning. This healthy version is made with potassium-packed bananas, canola oil, low-fat yogurt, and just 1/3 cup of sugar.

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Ways with Yogurt: Creamy Potato Salad Superfast Recipe

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Creamy Potato Salad

If you've never used yogurt in your potato salad dressing before, you will soon become a convert. Our basic recipe for Creamy Potato Salad is scrumptious as is. If you're looking to spice things up, try one of our three variations: Sour Cream-Dill, German-Style, and Lemon-Herb.

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Bourbon-Glazed Peaches With Yogurt Recipe

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Bourbon-Glazed Peaches With Yogurt

If you have the willpower, keep this recipe in the files until July and August roll around and peaches are at their most delicious. Then, as the fruit hangs on the trees soaking up sunshine during summer's hottest days, all the magic happens. Crisp flesh softens, and sugar levels rise to balance the tart acidity. No question: Peak peach time is worth the wait. Creamy yogurt is brought to another level when scooped over these peaches.

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Tuscan Cake with Citrus Compote Recipe

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Tuscan Cake with Citrus Compote

Plain low-fat yogurt is added into the batter to keep the cake moist. Serve the citrus compote over the cake and enjoy.

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Crab Cakes on Mixed Greens with Peanut Vinaigrette Recipe

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Crab Cakes on Mixed Greens with Peanut Vinaigrette

Yogurt really is an unexpected ingredient in this crab cake recipe. Be sure to allow the full 12 hours specified in the recipe for the water to drain out of the yogurt. This will help your crab cakes bind together without being too moist.

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Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers Recipe

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Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

A simple yogurt-based sauce and a rich feta-and-spice stuffing makes these turkey burgers stand out above the rest. Pair with sautéed zucchini.

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Arctic Char with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce

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Arctic Char with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce

Cool, cilantro-yogurt sauce brings a refreshing note to the table. Pair with Red Pepper Coconut Rice for a healthy and light meal.

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Chickpea Curry with Yogurt Recipe

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Chickpea Curry with Yogurt

Whole milk yogurt contributes a silky, creamy texture to this mild Indian vegetarian stew. Serve with steamed or sautéed spinach and Indian bread. Replicate naan, the Indian flatbread, by cooking flour tortillas in a grill pan or cast-iron skillet until blackened in spots.

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Ways with Yogurt: Granola with Honey-Scented Yogurt and Baked Figs

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Granola with Honey-Scented Yogurt and Baked Figs

Warm, sweet, and a little bit tangy— a bowlful of these flavors will leave your hunger (and your taste buds) satisfied. 

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Greek Lamb Chops and Mint Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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Greek Lamb Chops and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Give lamb chops a Greek twist with the addition of fresh oregano and a minty yogurt sauce. If you have trouble finding the right size lamb loin chops, ask the butcher to cut them to the size you need. For a thicker sauce, use Greek-style yogurt.

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Spicy Chicken Shawarma Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Shawarma

Tangy, yet cool Greek-style yogurt is the perfect counterpoint to spicy chicken tossed in a blend of Middle Eastern spices and sautéed to perfection. Your mouth will by watering from the moment the chicken hits the skillet.

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Indian-Spiced Lentils and Lamb Recipe

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Indian-Spiced Lentils and Lamb

Hearty, healthy lentils get a spicy and saucy Indian treatment thanks to curry powder, coconut milk, and chopped jalapeño pepper. A dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro tame the heat.

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Ways with Yogurt: Fruit and Yogurt Shake

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Fruit and Yogurt Shake

Perfect for a midmorning snack, this fruit and yogurt shake packs the bright flavors of pomegranate cherry juice and crushed pineapple with filling plain yogurt.

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