What is a Cornstarch Substitute?
Cornstarch is most often used in small amounts as a thickening agent. Finding a cornstarch substitute
should be fairly easy to find in your pantry.
If you run out, you will need to find a substitute for cornstarch
when making gravies or sauces so that they will turn out rich and thick like a good sauce should be. If you just leave out or eliminate cornstarch from your process, your sauce will be very thin and watery. You do not want to leave this important ingredient out of your recipe. So, be sure to check our cornstarch substitution table in order to pick a suitable cornstarch substitute
Listed below are several alternatives to use when you need a cornstarch substitute
||2 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
||*OR* 2 Tablespoons Tapioca (granulated)
||*OR* 4 teaspoons Tapioca (instant)
||*OR* 1 Tablespoon Arrowroot
||*OR* 1 Tablespoon Potato Starch
But remember, when making a substitute for cornstarch
be sure to measure accurately for best results.
These cornstarch substitute
suggestions are best when using cornstarch as a thickening agent, and will make little or no difference in the finished gravy or sauce – whichever alternative for cornstarch that you choose. Some cornstarch substitutes
may alter slightly the taste, texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished product but it will be an ever so slight difference. Whether this is good, bad or indifferent depends on your tastebuds, but we’ve tried others and feel that these are the best alternatives for a cornstarch substitute
in a pinch and make the least difference in resulting recipes.
Hopefully you found a cornstarch substitute
to suit your needs.
If your problem is the opposite and you actually have plenty of the white stuff, see where else you can use cornstarch
To find out the shelf life of cornstarch check our webpage how long does cornstarch last
To find out how long other ingredients are good for, please visit the Dairy
sections of Eat By Date or search below.
Search the Shelf Life Guide!