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Here are all the best Greek yogurt recipes: from dips to desserts to mac and cheese! There’s nothing a creamy dollop doesn’t make better.

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When it comes to Greek yogurt…the sky’s the limit! This thick, creamy yogurt has exploded in popularity: and for good reason. Not only is it creamy and delicious, it really does have a lot of health benefits. Here at A Couple Cooks, we always stock Greek yogurt in the fridge. It’s always on hand to whip up a delicious recipe or as a healthy substitute for oil, butter or mayo.

Here’s a collection of genius Greek yogurt recipes to show just how versatile it is! From creamy dips to chocolate pudding, zucchini bread, and mac and cheese, there’s really something for everyone in this list. Let’s get started!

And now…the top Greek yogurt recipes to try!

Is Greek yogurt healthy?

This is one place where experts can agree. Greek yogurt is a healthy food that’s full of nutritional benefits! So these Greek yogurt recipes really do pack a punch. Here are some highlights of the nutrition info for Greek yogurt (source):

  • Greek yogurt is packed with protein. It’s got 12 to 17 grams protein per serving, depending on the brand. That’s about 30% of your daily need!
  • Greek yogurt has live probiotics that help digestion. Probiotics are a healthy bacteria that can also boost your immune system.
  • Greek yogurt has lots of calcium. One serving has 18% of your daily need.
  • Greek yogurt has Vitamin B-12. B-12 is important for brain functions and red blood cells. One serving has about 20% of your daily need, and it’s a great meat-free way to get B-12 (which is only found in animal products).

Also try: Homemade Drinkable Yogurt!

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Yogurt parfait

20 Greek Yogurt Recipes (Yogurt Parfaits & More!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Here’s a deliciously easy breakfast and brunch idea: the Yogurt Parfait! This layered cup looks fancy but takes minutes to make.


  • ½ cup Peanut Butter Granola, Crispy Homemade Granola, or purchased granola
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries*
  • 1 cup fresh berries like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or a mix
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix the Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and the vanilla.
  2. Defrost the strawberries in the microwave, keeping the juice that releases as they thaw (optional if using frozen). Stir together with the fresh berries, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and 1 pinch cinnamon.
  3. In each glass, layer ½ cup yogurt, a sprinkle berries and granola, ½ cup yogurt, and another sprinkle berries and granola. Serve immediately. Make ahead instructions: You can also store for up to 4 days, but the granola becomes soggy. If you’re making for make ahead breakfasts, layer it without the granola and add it right before serving.


*Defrosting the frozen berries helps to make a juicy sauce for all of the berries. But substitute fresh strawberries if you like!

  • Category: Breakfast or Snack
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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