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Fettuccine with greek yogurt
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4.73 from 11 votes

Greek Pasta With Yogurt, Garlic And Butter

A simple yogurt, garlic and butter sauce over pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 pound pasta Fettuccine or macaroni
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces Greek yogurt full-fat
  • 1 small lemon zest and juice about 3 Tablespoons juice
  • 1/4 cup Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to directions on package, depending on type of pasta. Make sure to add salt to the water for best results.
  • Drain pasta, but do not rinse! Reserve some pasta cooking water.
  • In the same pot you cooked the pasta, melt butter over medium heat until melted.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant, but not brown.
  • 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.
  • Add zest and juice of half a lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with grated cheese and fresh parsley or chives.



  • Use full-fat yogurt for best results
  • Use more garlic if desired
  • Don't substitute bottled lemon juice. You won't get the same flavor.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg