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The Best Healthy Recipes Using Yogurt

These are the BEST healthy recipes using yogurt! You’ll find over 50 delicious yogurt recipes for easy, brand new ways to use yogurt in cooking and baking. From healthy breakfasts and snacks to unique, savory recipes, these recipes are the perfect way to use up a container of yogurt.

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If you’ve ever wondered what you can do with lots of yogurt, you’ve come to the right place. Yogurt is one of my all time fridge staples that I always have on-hand. Whether I’m looking for a quick, high protein snack, the base for a yummy new sauce or marinade, or want to bake a fluffy batch of muffins, I often turn to yogurt as the perfect addition for tons of different recipes.

In this roundup you’ll find simple and delicious breakfast recipes, savory lunches and dinners, and plenty of dessert recipes using yogurt that I know you’re going to love.

Health benefits of yogurt

Not only is yogurt delicious, inexpensive and easy to use, but it also has a huge range of health benefits that make it a great staple to have on-hand.

  • it’s packed with protein and calcium
  • it’s naturally low in sugar (check your labels!)
  • it’s packed with probiotics to aid digestion and restore good gut bacteria

There are tons of non-dairy yogurt brands you can try, too, if you’re lactose intolerant or sensitive to dairy. I love creamy coconut yogurt with berries and granola on top. There’s truly a yogurt for everyone!

Ways to use yogurt in cooking and baking

Yogurt is arguably one of the most versatile ingredients to use in cooking and baking and in both sweet and savory recipes.

  • it adds moisture without adding too much liquid
  • it’s a great high protein and lower fat swap for things like mayo and oil
  • the acidity even helps make the perfect cookie texture when it interacts with baking soda
  • plain yogurt can take on any flavor combinations you like for things like salad dressings and even chicken marinades
  • use a fun flavor of yogurt in sweet recipes! I love recipes with vanilla yogurt because it adds a subtle, all natural sweetness

Time to get your yogurt on! I hope you love these easy, healthy ways to use yogurt. If you make any of the recipes be sure to head over and leave a comment & rating on it. I really appreciate it – xoxo!


carrot cake smoothie in two glasses topped with pecans and shredded carrot

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

Pistachio Poppyseed Orange Yogurt Bread

Skinny Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Protein-Packed Breakfast Acorn Squash

Honey Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Healthy Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Muffins

Power Flax Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Sweet Corn Honey Jalapeño Zucchini Cornbread Waffles with Turkey Bacon & Eggs

My Favorite Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Blueberry Vanilla Buttermilk Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Antioxidant Triple Berry Smoothie

Healthier Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Brown Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Gingersnap Cookie Streusel

Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

5-Ingredient Chia & Peanut Butter Granola + Raspberry Banana Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia

Raspberry, Almond Butter & Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles (gluten free!)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Almond Butter, Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats with Chia

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Greek Yogurt Scones


healthy greek yogurt chicken salad in lettuce cups on a platter

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Ultimate Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad

Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Greek Yogurt Dressing

Farmer’s Market Spicy Tuna Wraps with Homemade Chipotle Greek Yogurt Ranch

Green Goddess Tuna Quinoa Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad with Turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Dad’s Dilly Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad


Tandoori chicken in a pan with rice

One Pan Tandoori Chicken with Spiced Coconut Rice

The Best Chicken Marinades (easy + healthy!)

Small Batch Green Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema

Baked Peruvian Chicken Drumsticks with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

5-Ingredient Lemon Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts

Spicy Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas with Chipotle Greek Yogurt Sauce

Sides & Snacks

hand scooping healthy 7-layer dip out of a glass pan with a chip

Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe (yogurt cucumber sauce!)

Avocado Lime Sauce

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Sesame Garlic Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip

Healthy Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Roasted Rainbow Veggies with Chipotle Honey Yogurt Dressing

Dessert (a few naughtier recipes!)

chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Brownie Layered Mini No Bake Cheesecakes

Orange Carrot Zucchini Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Whole Wheat Brown Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with Toffee & Crushed Pretzels

Caramel-Walnut Upside-Down Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Homemade Funfetti Yellow Birthday Cake

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache, Toasted Hazelnuts, & Sea Salt

I hope you love these easy, healthy ways to use yogurt! If you make any of the recipes be sure to head over and leave a comment & rating on it. I really appreciate it – xoxo!

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