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Greek pasta with garlic, yogurt and butter.
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Greek Pasta With Yogurt, Garlic And Butter

A simple yogurt, garlic and butter sauce over pasta.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 476kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 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


  • 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 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.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg