5 from 3 votes
Greek pasta with garlic, yogurt and butter.
Greek Pasta With Yogurt, Garlic And Butter
A simple yogurt, garlic and butter sauce over pasta.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 476 kcal
Author: Cynthia McCloud Woodman
  • 1 pound pasta any type
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups good quality Greek yogurt
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package, depending on type of pasta. Make sure to add salt to the water for best results.
  2. Drain pasta, but do not rinse! Reserve pasta cooking water.

  3. In the same pot you cooked the pasta, melt butter over medium heat until melted.
  4. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant, but not brown.

  5. Turn heat to low and add yogurt, stirring to blend. Toss in pasta, stirring to coat pasta. Add reserved pasta water to thin sauce if necessary, 1 Tablespoon at a time.

  6. Add zest and juice of half a lemon and salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Serve with grated cheese and fresh parsley or chives.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Pasta With Yogurt, Garlic And Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 508IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.