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.

An A-Z Ingredient Substitute Guide for When You're Out of Everything

If you're looking for an ingredient substitute, we've got an (almost) complete A-Z list right here for you. Whether you're out of eggs, flour, yeast, or butter—or need an alternative to fresh herbs...

Subbing heavy cream

by KENTMUDHEN7 29 days ago

Good morning, I just have a quick question on substituting sour cream for heavy cream in a non-baking dish. I’m not too concerned about the acid from the sour cream, its just a convenience & cost t...


by BIllInVermont 1 month ago

Hello, I went to by some strawberry rhubarb at the market. I found rhubarb and asked if it was strawberry rhubarb. The associate said he didn't know what variety rhubarb it was, but point...

Gochujang best substitute?

by DoritaSenpai 1 month ago

Soo i wanna make tteokbokki and kimchi jjigae but i run out korean chili paste, between thai chili paste and tonku chili paste which one is better substitute??

Substitutes for "kashmiri chili powder"?

by nomadchowwoman 9 years ago

I've googled this, but since there seem to be a lot of different recs, I'd appreciate advice from CHers. I have on hand: cayenne, chipotle, ancho, arbol, aleppo, paprika (both hot and sweet), and...

Best substitute for arrowroot powder besides flour?

by izabelau 2 months ago

A vegan orange chicken recipe calls for it to thicken the batter on tofu or veggies. What else could I use instead?

Substitute for cashews

by laredo 2 months ago

I would like to try a recipe for chocolate bark that calls for cashews, dried fruit and bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate. The cashews are to be baked for eight minutes and then the rest is wha...

Wheat Starch?

by Candy 12 years ago

I am trying to make a dough for a Chinese dumpling and the dough calls for wheat starch. I cannot find anything with that label. Seems like everything but. Bloomington is pretty diverse and I am s...

Former Omnivore looking for tastiest meat substitutes

by yippee1999 3 months ago

Hi everyone. Can folks give me their recommendations for the most 'authentic' tasting/looking meat substitutes (please include exact name/brand, etc.)? Specifically I'm looking for substitutes fo...

Impossible Burger 2.0 Review

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by OC Mutt 2 months ago

I finally got to try the fabled Impossible burger when it became available at Trader Joe's. First, note that the package is 12 oz. NOT 16 oz. Mine came frozen so I took it out of the freezer the ...

Substitute for butterscotch pudding in monkey bread?

by needcoffee 6 years ago

I'm making monkey bread for someone who grew up on the butterscotch pudding recipe and can no longer have the pudding due to a food allergy. I was wondering if there is anything I could do to get a...

Mild Chorizo substitute?

by emschwar 3 months ago

What's a good not-spicy substitute I can use for recipes that call for chorizo? I have a history of ulcers and my son has awful heartburn, so we avoid spicy foods. What can I use instead?

Sazerac Rye Substitute

by lisaud 1 year ago

I had a Sazerac (well, two actually) recently on my first visit to New Orleans and I fell in love with it! I live in NJ and apparently Sazerac rye is quite hard to come by around here. I could hav...

"Heavy cream" made from melted butter and milk

by small h 5 months ago

With the understanding that this may be the dumbest question ever... I recently found myself bereft of heavy cream, yet in need of heavy cream. So I googled for a solution, and got this: htt...

Kimchi Pancake using Corn flour only?

by cgxy96 3 months ago

I have corn flour/ starch only in my pantry, my local grocery ran out of plain all purpose flour due to covid panic buying. Can I use corn flour/ starch as a substitute? 1:1 or do I put less and di...

Birch Leaf Oil?

by kim2001 4 months ago

I was looking at a recipe by Magnus Nilsson for a raspberry-beet dish. In the dish, the beets are seasoned with raspberry vinegar and birch leaf oil. I have seen birch leaf oil for aromatherapy or ...

Huge challenge - cheese substitute for low iodine diet?

by PickyBunny 4 months ago

Trying to help my roommate out - she is on the low iodine diet in preparation for radioactive thyroid treatment. There are so many things she can't have. Plus she has food allergies to certain nuts...

Substituting ground cardamom for cardamom pods

by pagal 5 months ago

Hi, In general I never buy ground spices and prefer to grind my own. Recently however, I ordered some green cardamom pods from a store in New York. They were out of cardamom pods and sent me groun...

Buttermilk Substitution?

by StevietheFish 5 months ago

Of course, I forgot to pick up buttermilk this afternoon. I know about using milk + vinegar or lemon. On one website I saw using plain yoghurt in equal volume in lieu of buttermilk. I'm using this ...

Matzo Meal Substitute For Matzo Balls?

by animatrixie 7 years ago

Hey all! I live in a country that doesn't have matzo available in any form, but I'd like to make something getting as close to matzo balls as possible (I don't keep kosher, I'd just like to make s...


by LeCookieMonster 5 months ago

Covid19 has forced us to cook at home, which is a good thing. The problem I am having is that most casseroles require tons of cheeses or condensed soups. Is there a healthy substitute? We try to...