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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?

4 comments

Tillamook Design

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

June 9th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Tara

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

Tara

Tillamook Team

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

-Tara

June 10th, 2011 at 5:19 pm
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