Generally speaking, yes. I can believe it’s not butter.

The internet is bursting with cooking substitutions – many of which are targeted at people seeking healthier eating. Ever since my high cholesterol diagnosis I’ve been painfully aware of my diet. Begrudgingly, I’ve started considering these alternate eating options.


Banana ice cream for Real Ice Cream – DISAPPOINTMENT
Skim for fatty milk – TRAGIC
Popcorn for Potato chips – DEPRESSING
Brown white for white rice – BLASPHEMY

When I give one of these substitutions a shot, I admit that suspicion eclipses my excitement. I know it won’t be as good. I know it.

And so it is with vocal astonishment that I announce that Plain Greek yogurt is LEGIT a good substitution for Sour Cream.


I used it in a soft taco. A TACO! I can imagine it working in a chili where it doesn’t play as important a role… but a taco? This is the real deal! I admit this is not a perfect substitute, but it’s super close. It lacks just the slightest of tang. But otherwise it’s great!
It works and it works well!

I’m awestruck.

3 thoughts on “Generally speaking, yes. I can believe it’s not butter.

  • 4/17/2017 at 2:58 pm

    Add some lime juice and fresh ground cumin to your greek yogurt. Get your tang back, plus bonus flavors! So delicious!

  • 4/17/2017 at 8:28 pm

    Disagree on the frozen bananas as ice cream. Add some peanut butter and/or nuttella (perhaps eliminating the benefits) and it is pretty good. Also make your own yogurt and get all the tang and more of sour cream. The biggest downside to yogurt as sour cream is if you’re cooking with it. Yogurt separates when heated, sour cream doesn’t and makes things creamy.

  • 4/21/2017 at 8:34 am


    Why not just use the low fat/no fat sour cream? Taste’s just as good and is a lot cheaper than greek yogurt.


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