Pasta with Yogurt Sauce


This is a Middle Eastern adaptation using any pasta--fusilli, elbow macaroni, penne, shells, etc. It is just as tasty eaten cold or warm, and is a quick fix for a hurry up meal. Sahtain!--to your health!

6 to 8 - servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package pasta

  • 1 tablespoon butter (Optional)

  • 2 cups plain yogurt

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons butter (Optional)


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.

  2. Using a mortar and pestle, mash the salt and garlic cloves together into a paste. Warm the yogurt slightly in a sauce pan. Remove a small amount of warmed yogurt from the pan, and stir together with the garlic paste. Stir this mixture into the remaining yogurt

  3. Drain the pasta, and rinse in cold water. Place in a casserole or deep serving dish, toss with 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Toss with half of the garlic-yogurt sauce. Spread the remaining sauce over the pasta. Garnish with the parsley.

  4. For a very special dish, brown the pine nuts in 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Pour over the parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
11g Fat
40g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 260mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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