Make the most of cooling yogurt with our easy recipe ideas. We've rounded up our best dishes using natural yogurt, with everything from hearty kebabs to light desserts.


For even more ideas, see our Greek yogurt recipes, including banana bread and fruity cakes. Discover more desserts, including a bold mango flavour, with our frozen yogurt recipes.

Easy yogurt recipes

Vanilla yogurt cheesecake pots

A toasted oat flapjack crumble topping and juicy raspberries add extra crunch and sweetness to these mini cheesecake pots.

Vanilla Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe with Flapjack Crumble and Raspberries

Spiced-yogurt roast chicken

Check out our simple roast chicken recipe with a quick, spicy yogurt marinade. Serve this easy chicken dish with basmati rice and naans to mop up the juices.

Roast Chicken Recipe with Yogurt

Butternut squash and butter bean stew with yogurt

Whether you're vegetarian or not, this is the kind of dish that will satisfy anyone. Gentle spicing helps lift the sauce, and the yogurt and mint oil make it the kind of dish perfect for dipping chunks of bread into.

Butternut Squash and Butterbean Stew Recipe with Yogurt

Crusted lamb skewers with dill flatbreads and garlic yogurt

Marinate lamb in zesty lemon, fiery chillies and fennel seeds, and serve with homemade flatbreads, dill and a creamy garlic yogurt for a quick springtime dinner.

Lamb Skewers Recipe with Flatbreads and Garlic Yogurt

Turmeric chicken

Make chicken breasts that little bit more exciting by chucking turmeric, smoked paprika, crispy chickpeas and baby spinach into the mix. Serve with lemony yogurt and toasted pittas.

Two plates of spiced chicken with lemon wedges on the side

Charred tomatoes with sourdough

The combination of hot, charred tomatoes with cooling, garlicky mint yogurt and pomegranate molasses is perfect for a light summer meal. Cook in a griddle pan or under a hot grill if you don't have a barbecue.

A white plate of charred tomatoes piled on a bed of yogurt with a spoon and fork, sat on a pale blue cloth

Easy white bread loaf

In this classic recipe, yogurt is used to make the loaf a bit lighter, with a fluffier crumb. It's perfect for sandwiches and toasting.

White loaf of bread cut into slices

Easy griddle breads with lamb, dill and yogurt topping

These easy griddle breads filled with lamb, dill and a yogurt topping make a speedy midweek supper for the family. The lamb is packed full of delicious Middle Eastern flavours, and the pomegranate seeds provide a juicy crunch.

Refried smashed roasties with green harissa and yogurt

Use up your leftover potatoes with this punchy recipe. Make this quick dish for an easy side at a festive get-together with friends.

Quick Pan Fried Potatoes Recipe with Harissa

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Try our recipe for Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce. This dish is quick, easy and simple to make, and a great low-fat vegetarian midweek meal.

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Granola clusters with yogurt drizzle

Check out this recipe for our super-quick and easy granola clusters using wholesome oats and seeds. These make for a great mid-morning or energy-boosting snack.

Healthy Granola Bites

Frozen yogurt bark

This yogurt bark is a great way to cool down on a hot day and makes for a novel BBQ dessert. Try changing up the toppings, if you like.

frozen yoghurt bark by Shivi Ramoutar

Yogurt-braised chicken

The lightly spiced yogurt curry sauce in this recipe keeps the chicken moist and flavoursome during cooking. Perfect with brown basmati rice.

A plate of yogurt chicken with salad on the side

Spiced radishes on preserved lemon yogurt

Make the humble radish shine in this summery dish flavoured with cumin and dill. The preserved lemon yogurt base is the perfect accompaniment.

Spiced radishes on preserved lemon yogurt

Honey and sesame halloumi with jalapeño yogurt and tabbouleh

A clever new way to serve your favourite squeaky cheese. Honeyed halloumi sits on top of a freekeh salad, made punchy with jalapeño yogurt.

Sesame Halloumi Recipe With Tabbouleh


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