Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

Nondairy Sour Cream substitute for Chicken Paprikash?

by katarinalavric 2 days ago

I stopped eating dairy recently, but am trying to make paprikash. Sour cream is obviously a big component of the reci...


katarinalavric commented 5 hours ago

Substitute for olives

by jboeke 7 years ago

My husband hates olives - won't even let them in the house. Black, green, all of them are banned, even if I remove t...


seefoo commented 5 days ago

Help please

by isaborn 7 days ago

I have been trying to follow a healthy plant based diet. However its been hard everything I like was either cheesy, c...


ratgirlagogo commented 5 days ago

Substitute for Dijon Mustard?

by kevmom21 10 months ago

I am going to make some swedish meatball sauce. It calls for dijon mustard as one of the ingredients. If I sub must...


MikeG commented 5 days ago

Pasteurized egg substitute for caesar salad?

by mad4hops 9 years ago

I plan to prepare an authentic caesar salad for guests this weekend and the recipe calls for pasteurized eggs (whole ...


mrkdwl commented 12 days ago

Substitute for epazote

by Georgia Phoebe 11 years ago

Hi, I'm trying out a black beans recipe which calls (unsurprisingly) for epazote. The thing is, I live in Athens, ...


LanaAA commented 14 days ago

What to use instead of gruyere?

by babymole_bob123 20 days ago

I’m making dauphinois potatoes to go with duck for my parents anniversary however the recipe calls for gruyere and I ...


hotoynoodle commented 16 days ago

Pommery mustard substitute?

by Missy P. 15 years ago

Howdy, general topics 'hounds. I'm making a French beef stew that calls for Pommery mustard, but I am unable to find...


SlickWillyTFCF commented 27 days ago

Substituting ghee for butter in BAKING

by sequins 11 years ago

In equal proportions or not? And is such substitution ever a bad idea? I'd be interested in its effects on, say, ch...


suzier commented 1 month ago

Paneer Substitute

by sunflowerqueen 7 months ago

Does anyone know any cheeses that i might be able to sub for paneer in a tikka masala curry?


lokidog commented 1 month ago

Will tomato paste + water = tomato sauce substitute

by redthong 8 years ago

My coupon-clipping teenager recently purchased 20 cans of essentially free tomato paste. So far I've used one. Toni...


crazygiraffelady commented 2 months ago

Tamales - Is lard necessary plus...

by JoLi 11 years ago

I am going to venture and making this tamale recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/beef-tamales/detail.aspx Questio...


BigG commented 2 months ago

What are some low potassium substitutes for tomatoes and dried beans/peas/lentils?

by magnoliasouth 5 years ago

I have been switched to a low potassium diet... that I absolutely hate. Every food I love is high in potassium. :( ...


LaRee commented 2 months ago

Confused about cayenne pepper, chili powder and paprika

by hungryann 11 years ago

They seem pretty similar; I guess thay are made from different types of chilies but are their differences so signific...


garimakapur commented 2 months ago

Spanish Chorizo substitute for Paella

by chuttney1 6 years ago

My mom says Spanish Chorizo is made with pig brains. She fears the diseases pig brains have and knows you can't kill ...


lobsterchurch commented 2 months ago

Substituting shortening

by lainie51 2 months ago

I have a recipe that calls for 2/3 cup shortening? I don't use it. How much butter can I use in place of it or how mu...


acgold7 commented 2 months ago

What is a comparable cheese to Comte'?

by Angelina 10 years ago

I have been looking in my foodstore (Wegmans in NJ) and they never have it! Although they advirtise it, they still h...


benbenberi commented 2 months ago

Substitute for mushrooms...

by JuniorBalloon 3 years ago

So many recipes call for them, but I am one of those unlucky people that hates mushrooms. To me they taste like dirt....


small h commented 2 months ago

Substitution for lemongrass??

by im_nomad 10 years ago

I want to make a thai truffle recipe i found this weekend..but there is not one piece of lemongrass to be found ANYWH...


thegforceny commented 3 months ago

Substitute for Hazelnuts?

by KrissyWats 13 years ago

I am making the same turkey this year for Thanksgiving that I made last year since 10 of us ate an entire 20lb turkey...


GH1618 commented 3 months ago