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12 Ways Greek Yogurt Can Pinch Hit for Sour Cream

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Skip the sour cream and give Greek yogurt a chance to shine.

The minute Greek yogurt landed on the scene, the game changed.

Everyone who grew up with sweetened yogurt as a breakfast side or after-school snack had to reckon with the reality that yogurt had ARRIVED—with a thick, tangy presence that would not be ignored and a few health benefits to boot.

We love how Greek yogurt subs in, kind of like a culinary ringer, taking sour cream classics and giving them a new twist. Take a bite or twelve and taste for yourself.


1. Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

greek yogurt mac and cheese

Got a hankering for a little cheesy comfort? This recipe shows off yogurt's tang to its best advantage, opening a world of pasta-bilities (yeah, I did that on purpose).


2. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

greek yogurt chicken salad

Dish it over greens, roll it in a wrap, or pile it high between sharp cheddar and toasted bread. Chicken salad gets a fresh take with the lighter flavor of yogurt.


3. Kale and Artichoke Dip

greek yogurt dip

Gooey and bowl-licking good, this dip is totally party-worthy but sneaks in the healthies with chopped kale and good-for-you yogurt.


4. Spicy Corn and Jalapeño Dip

greek yogurt corn dip

Make it once, and it’ll become your signature dip. The slight crunch of corn tastes amazing on chips, with a sweetness that perfectly contrasts with Greek yogurt.


5. Layered California BLT Dip

greek yogurt blt dip

No buffet is complete without the piled-high glass bowl of Southwestern goodness. Adding a white layer of whipped-smooth Greek yogurt is a bold move everyone will dig and dig into, hombre.


6. Chicken and Vegetable Pancakes

greek yogurt pancake

While you’re cooking up a revolution in your kitchen swapping in yogurt for sour cream, take breakfast-for-dinner to a holy-moley space with these protein-infused dinnercakes.


7. Buffalo Cheese Dip

greek yogurt buffalo dip

Craving the burn with buffalo wings, but trying to clean up your act? This dip adds that spicy punch of flavor to healthy veggies, satisfying your heat addiction and healthy intentions at the same time.


8. Loaded Baked Potato Dip

greek yogurt baked potato dip

Everything you usually pile on top of your baked potato with a yummy yogurt upgrade, whipped into a dip so you get the proper topping-to-tater bite ratio every time.


9. Easy Slow Cooker Dill Pickle Soup

greek yogurt pickle

What does a culinary adventurer do on a don’t-wanna-work day? Throw it all in the slow cooker and settle in to read recipe blogs! This simple soup tastes totally high-end café, but takes mere minutes.


10. Easy Cheesy Artichoke Dip in a Pretzel Bread Bowl

greek yogurt bread bowl

Sometimes, a recipe comes along that makes you stop and think, “Time to throw a party.” Just imagine the “Mmmms” and the “You rocks” that’ll get thrown your way when you put this bad boy on the table.


11. Microwave Loaded Baked Potato

greek yogurt potato

Make a simple meal (read: lazy) with all the fixin’s (read: amazing). Hollow out a spud, fill it with the best stuffings on earth, and zap it up in record time.


12. Enchilada Puffs

greek yogurt puffs

The messy, gooey delish Mexican dish, reinvented into a handheld puff of spicy delight. The best part: making extra dunking sauce for super-rich bites.

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