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11 Savory Ways You Need To Eat Greek Yogurt, From Mac & Cheese To Salad Dressing

Creamy, tart and protein-packed: Greek yogurt, we love you.
10/15/2014 07:00am ET | Updated October 17, 2014

If yogurts went to high school, Greek yogurt would be crowned prom king. It's a dairy product that has it all: It's nutritionally dense, filled with protein and healthy fats, and contains less sugar than most commercial yogurts. It may earn the title of valedictorian, too -- Greek yogurt is incredibly rich and tart, and it gives recipes a really nice bite.

If you're a fan (the chances are likely -- Americans spent $1.6 billion on the stuff in 2012), you might be used to sweetly spooning up the stuff for breakfast -- adding fruit, oatmeal or cereal. Or maybe you eat a darling little Greek yogurt parfait, layered with all three. This is a very nice way to consume Greek yogurt, but you can maximize its creamy, protein-packed power in savory dishes, too. It can lighten up cheesy dishes and even replace mayonnaise, oil and butter while adding a welcomed sharp flavor. Find 11 hearty ways to go Greek below.

1
Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
Cooking A La Mel
Meet mac and cheese with protein. Feel free to eat it for a week straight. Get the Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese recipe by Cooking A La Mel
2
Wasabi Muenster Grilled Cheese
The Pescetarian And The Pig
Make a healthier wasabi mayo with Greek yogurt for a grilled cheese with a bite. Get the Wasabi Muenster Grilled Cheese recipe by The Pescetarian And The Pig
3
Miso Deviled Eggs
Set The Table
This is so smart it hurts. Greek yogurt is mixed with hard-boiled egg yolk and miso paste for a really upscale, satiating appetizer. Get the Miso Deviled Eggs recipe by Set The Table
4
Avocado Spinach Egg Salad Sandwiches
We Are Not Martha
Egg salad has been super food-ified. Get the Avocado Spinach Egg Salad Sandwiches recipe by We Are Not Martha
5
Greek Yogurt Crostini
Obsessive Cooking Disorder
Greek yogurt simplifies serving fancy, adorable hors d'oeuvres. Get the Greek Yogurt Crostini recipe by Obsessive Cooking Disorder
6
Cauliflower Green Pizza With Pea Mint Yogurt Sauce (Gluten-Free)
Nerdy Bites
7
Roasted Shrimp Enchiladas With Jalapeño Cream Sauce
Becky's Best Bites
Greek yogurt works its creamy magic in the jalapeño sauce. Get the Roasted Shrimp Enchiladas With Jalapeño Cream Sauce recipe by Becky's Best Bites
8
Sunburst Spring Vegetable Quiche With Puff Pastry
The Law Student's Wife
This tart tastes extra tart thanks to a Greek yogurt and vegetable filling. Get the Sunburst Spring Vegetable Quiche With Puff Pastry recipe by The Law Student's Wife
9
Cobb Salad With Zesty Greek Yogurt Dressing
Love And Zest
Rarely does salad dressing add to the healthfulness of your salad; here it does. Get the Cobb Salad With Zesty Greek Yogurt Dressing recipe by Love And Zest
10
Pumpkin Sage Biscuits
Sweet Peas And Saffron
The Greek yogurt in this recipe cuts the cheese and makes the biscuits extra moist. Get the Pumpkin Sage Biscuits recipe by Sweet Peas And Saffron
11
Tarragon Chicken Salad Wonton Cups
Recipe Runner
Again, Greek yogurt replaces mayo in this recipe, and it makes chicken salad classy. Get the Tarragon Chicken Salad Wonton Cups recipe by Recipe Runner

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