This Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce is a healthy alternative to traditional Alfredo sauce. It’s rich and creamy without processed ingredients or heavy cream and butter.
If you haven’t experimented with Fage Greek Yogurt, you are truly missing out! Many people think yogurt is just for breakfast, but really the possibilities are endless!
Fage Greek Yogurt is an awesome substitute for recipes that call for heavy cream, sour cream, and even cream cheese! Not to mention every serving is packed with protein!
Be sure you read until the end, because I am going to give you several other recipes where I transformed classic dishes with Greek yogurt, and they taste even BETTER!
Ingredients for Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce
Oil – for this recipe we are using extra virgin
Milk – we are using skim
Broth – you can use veggie or chicken broth, measurements are the same for both
Greek Yogurt – Our favorite is FAGE Total Plain Greek Yogurt! Be sure you allow some time for it to come to room temperature before using
Garlic – Mince fresh garlic cloves or use store-bought when in a pinch. You can also swap this for garlic powder, as the flavor will be slightly different.
Cheese – Grab some freshly grated Parmesan, the cheesy the better right?
Spices: Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt.
How To Make Alfredo Sauce with Greek Yogurt
Start by pouring your oil into a sauce pan and sauteeing your minced garlic. After about 2 minutes sprinkle in the cornstarch and continue stirring.
Slowly whisk in your broth and milk while stirring constantly, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Then remove from heat and stir in the Greek yogurt a little at the time. After you have added all of the Greek yogurt, place it back over medium heat adding the spices and Parmesan cheese.
Simmer for about 2 more minutes, while constantly whisking. Serve immediately over pasta or zoodles!
Can You Store Greek Yogurt Alfredo Sauce?
You can store leftover Alfredo sauce (or make a double batch) in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. The best way to keep it fresh is by using a mason jar. You can also use an airtight container if that’s all you have.
Before serving you may need to thin it out with a little water or broth. Simply heat it on the stovetop over low heat, then pour over your favorite pasta.
How is Greek yogurt different from Regular Yogurt?
Greek yogurt and regular yogurt are made from the same ingredients, however, the straining process is different for Greek Yogurt. The whey is strained which is why it is thicker in consistency and has a more tart flavor.
Regular yogurt is still full of nutrients, but if you are comparing the two Greek Yogurt has far more protein. FAGE Total Plain 2% has 20g of protein in just 7oz, so you can totally skip on the meat with this alfredo sauce!
Ways to Use Alfredo Sauce
When you think of Alfredo of course pasta comes to mind, but here are a few more ways to serve Alfredo sauce.
- As a dip
- Toss in with cooked veggies
- Substitute in lasagna versus using a red sauce
- Base for pizza
- In soups
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More Recipes That Use Greek Yogurt:
Greek Yogurt Sauce
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup FAGE Total Plain greek yogurt room temperature
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add your minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cornstarch and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
- Slowly add in broth and milk while whisking and combine until smooth.
- Raise heat to medium high and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Simmer for about 2 minutes, whisking constantly, until it starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat and little by little, whisk in greek yogurt.
- Once combined, place back on the stove at medium heat and stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
- Bring to a simmer and simmer for an additional 2 minutes, whisking constantly.
- Serve immediately over pasta or zoodles. If not using immediately, store in an airtight container in the fridge.