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Plain yogurt isn’t a new idea, but up until recently, making recipes with plain yogurt was a foreign idea to me. Turns out, Tillamook Naturally Plain Yogurt is a great way to add flair to homemade sauces and keep all sorts of food moist while they cook. There are so many ideas for recipes with plain yogurt that I don’t have enough room to share them all here! But here’s a list to give you inspiration:

Try using plain yogurt in these recipes:

Muffins – Plain yogurt will keep homemade muffins nice and moist.
Smoothies – The smooth creamy taste makes smoothies that much better! Add a dash of milk for extra smoothness.
Cake – Plain yogurt makes cakes moist and delicious.
Cookies – Yum!
Baked Potatoes – Plain yogurt can be used as a garnish.
Mix with Fruit – use a few spoonfuls to add some protein and make a healthy snack!
Soups – Plain yogurt works as a main ingredient or just a garnish on top.
Sauces – Curries, pestos, yogurt dill sauces (great over chicken or fish), Tzaziki sauce, enchilada sauce… I could go on…
Marinating – Marinating food in plain yogurt keeps food nice and moist during cooking.
Dips – For vegetables, chip dips, and more!
Bread – Plain yogurt will do wonders for texture and moisture.
Dressing – Plain yogurt dressing is perfect for a fruit salad, leafy green salad, potato salad, and more!
Quiche – Try plain yogurt as an ingredient in the filling.
Strata – Use plain yogurt to make the creme fraiche in this strata recipe.

I could go on, but this should be enough to get you going. In many recipes, plain yogurt can even be a substitute for sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, or cream! Do you have any favorite recipes with plain yogurt? How do you use plain yogurt in the kitchen?


Tillamook Design

Thanks for the information, I look forward to expanding my yogurt portfolio!

June 9th, 2011 at 12:27 pm


Tillamook Team

You're welcome! Let us know if you try any of these ideas!

-Tara of the Tillamook Team

June 9th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Tillamook Design

We just used it instead of mayonnaise in a zesty pasta salad recipe and it turned out awesome! Thanks for the tip!

June 10th, 2011 at 4:52 pm


Tillamook Team

That sounds so good... and healthy too! Have a great weekend!


June 10th, 2011 at 5:19 pm
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