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How to Make Greek Yogurt Taste Like Sour Cream

by Krista

Greek yogurt is not only a great substitute for sour cream in most recipes, it is also healthier. Depending on the recipe you want to substitute it in, for example a sauce, you’ll need to add a few ingredients to the Greek Yogurt to make it more sour cream like.

Sour Cream vs Greek Yogurt Taste in Sauces

It is easy to use Greek yogurt as a sour cream replacement in sauces, dips and marinades. To make plain Greek yogurt taste like sour cream, you’ll need to mix in 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice sans the pulp and seeds for every cup of whole milk Greek yogurt used.

This method is great as a healthy sour cream substitute to use on tacos, baked potatoes, chili + more! Use our Easy Greek Yogurt Sour Cream recipe and start adding this healthy topping to your meals!

Sour Cream vs Greek Yogurt Taste in Baking

When baking, you can use full fat plain Greek yogurt as a substitute 1:1 for sour cream in recipes. You won’t be able to taste the difference between the sour cream or yogurt once it’s baked in to the cake, cupcakes or dessert you are making.

This Lemon Berry Yogurt cake is a yummy example of Greek yogurt being used in baking.

Sour Cream vs Greek Yogurt Nutrition Facts

We are comparing the full fat version of sour cream to the full fat version of plain Greek yogurt to see the difference in nutrition.

The chart is using Daisy Pure & Natural Sour Cream and Chobani Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt as our comparison products.

PortionFatProteinCalories
Sour Cream3/4 cup (170 grams)34 grams6 grams340
Greek Yogurt3/4 cup (170 grams)9 grams16 grams170

As you can see from the chart, Greek yogurt is the healthier choice to use in your recipes when able because of the lower calories, fat and higher protein.

Tips about Substituting with Greek Yogurt

  • Always use the full fat/whole milk version of Plain Greek Yogurt when substituting in cream sauces and recipes for baking to prevent curdling.
  • We recommend freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled lemon juice because it simply just tastes better.

Recipes to Make Using Greek Yogurt



How to make greek yogurt taste like sour cream

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