Need a Quick Substitute?
Making dinner and you've run out of an ingredient in your recipe? Did you open the sour cream to find new colors or start pouring the milk and find big chunks landing in your cup? Has the eat by date passed and you need a quick recipe substitute? Does your recipe call for something you never buy or costs more than you are willing to spend? Have no time or energy to run to the store?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then you are on the right menu. Answers to these dilemmas can be found within our handy charts. Save yourself a trip and try one of these suggested recipe ingredient equivalents.
Many ingredient substitutions actually improve the recipe, if done correctly. Many substitutions save you money by not requiring an expensive purchase of something that you just need a little bit of and know the remainder will probably go to waste. Save yourself the hassle by finding a suitable substitute for the ingredient you're missing in one of our many tables in this substitute section.
When reading our tables on the ingredient pages, you may see many different options for some ingredients.
Generally, the first one in each list is what we feel is the most desired substitute.