Greek Yogurt instead of regular? Instead of sour cream? (In cooked foods)

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
752 posts
Busy bee

I’ve used it in curries and similar things, and it cooks down just the way sour cream does.  I’ve never baked with it so I wouldn’t know for sure how it works for that kind of stuff, although I would think it would bake up similarly – I bet the lemon cake will be great with it!  

Post # 4
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MaryRachel:  I’ve made quite a few casseroles and soups using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. I love it! No issues so far. I don’t recall baking with it though. 

Post # 6
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I find that cooking with it is just like sour cream, but because it’s thicker than regular yogurt, I would be tempted to thin it out a little before using it in baking.

Post # 7
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Greek yogurt, unlike regular yogurt can stand being heated which means cooking and baking with it is just fine!

If you are using it as a replacement you may end up with a slightly different result since baking is chemical based and yogurt can be a different texture and acidity than sour cream, but it should still work.

Post # 8
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve baked cakes using greek yogurt- replacing eggs and oil. And they are the most deliciously moist cakes I’ve ever had. I haven’t use it as a sour cream substitute, but I have used it for cream cheese, and it works great.

Post # 9
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’ve also baked with it, and everything comes out really well! I sub it at a 1:1 ratio.

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