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Common Ingredients, Yields and Equivalents

Common Ingredients for Yields and Equivalents

Knowing how many apples, eggs or corn plus many others  you may need for a recipe. It  can be difficult, so here is a guide of common ingredients to help you when shopping for groceries and preparing recipes and much more.

Food If Your Recipe States You Will Need Approximately
Apples 1 cup sliced or chopped

1 lb
1 medium (6 oz)

3 medium
Apricots, dried halves 1 cup 5 oz
Asparagus 16 to 20 stalks 1 lb
Bacon 1/2 cup crumbled 8 slices, crisply cooked
Bananas 1 cup sliced

1 cup mashed
1 medium or 2 small

2 medium
Beans, dried 5 to 6 cups cooked 1 lb dried (2 1/4 cups)
Beans, green or wax 3 cups 1-inch pieces 1 lb
Bread, white 12 slices (1/2 inch)

1 cup soft crumbs

1 cup dry crumbs
1-lb loaf

1 1/2 slices

4 to 5 slices, oven-dried
Broccoli 1 bunch

2 cups flowerets, 1-inch pieces or chopped
1 1/2 lb

6 oz
Butter, margarine or spread 2 cups

1/2 cup
1 lb

1 stick
Cabbage
Green
Slaw (bag)
1 medium head

4 cups shredded

7 cups
1 1/2 lb

1 lb

16 oz
Carrots 1 medium

1 cup shredded

1 cup 1/4-inch slices
7 inches

1 1/2 medium

2 medium
Cauliflower 1 medium head

3 cups flowerets
2 lb (with leaves)

1 lb
Celery 1 medium bunch

1 cup thinly sliced or chopped
2 lb (11 inches)

2 medium stalks
Cheese
Hard (such as blue,
Cheddar, feta,
mozzarella, Swiss),
shredded or crumbled

Cottage

Cream
 
1 cup
 
 


2 cups

1 cup
 
4 oz
 
 


16 oz

8 oz
Chocolate
Chips unsweetened or

semisweet baking
 
1 cup

1 square or bar
 
6 oz

1 oz
Corn, sweet 1 medium ear

1 cup kernels
8 oz

2 medium ears
Cream
Sour

Whipping (heavy)
 
1 cup

1 cup (2 cups whipped)
 
8 oz

1/2 pt
Crumbs, finely crushed
Chocolate wafer cookie

Graham cracker

Saltine cracker

Vanilla wafer cookie
 
1 1/2 cups

1 1/2 cups

1 cup

1 1/2 cups
 
27 cookies

21 squares

29 squares

38 cookies
Eggs, large
Whole

1 cup

1 egg

4 large eggs

1/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
Flour 3 1/2 cups 1 lb
Garlic 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped 1 medium clove
Jalapeņo chili 1 Tbsp 1 medium, seeded and chopped
Lemons or limes 1 1/2 to 3 tsp grated peel

2 to 3 Tbsp juice
1 medium

1 medium
Lettuce
Iceberg or romaine
1 medium head

2 cups shredded

6 cups bite-size pieces
1 1/2 lb

5 oz

1 lb
Marshmallows 1 large 10 miniature
Meat, cooked (beef, pork and poultry)
1 cup chopped or bite-size pieces
6 oz
Mushrooms
Fresh



Canned

6 cups sliced

2 1/2 cups chopped

4-oz can sliced, drained

1 lb

8 oz

2/3 cup fresh, sliced and cooked (5 oz uncooked)
Nuts (without shells)
Chopped, sliced or
slivered

Whole or halves
 
1 cup


3 to 4 cups
 
4 oz


1 lb
Olives
Pimiento-stuffed

Ripe, pitted
 
1 cup sliced

1 cup sliced
 
24 large or 36 small

32 medium
Onions
Green, with tops





Yellow or white
 
1 medium

2 Tbsp chopped

1/4 cup sliced

1 medium

1/2 cup chopped
 
1/2 oz

2 medium

3 or 4 medium

3 oz

1 medium
Oranges 1 to 2 Tbsp grated peel

1/3 to 1/2 cup juice
1 medium

1 medium
Pasta
Macaroni

Noodles, egg

Spaghetti
 
4 cups cooked

4 cups cooked

4 cups cooked
 
6 to 7 oz uncooked (2 cups)

7 oz uncooked (4 to 5 cups)

7 to 8 oz uncooked
Peppers, bell 1/2 cup chopped

1 cup chopped

1 1/2 cups chopped
1 small

1 medium

1 large
Potatoes
New

Red, white, sweet
or yams

Red or White
 
10 to 12 small

1 medium


1 cup 1/2-inch pieces
 
1 1/2 lb

5 to 6 oz


1 medium
Rice
Brown

Parboiled (converted)

Precooked white (instant)

Regular long grain

Wild
 
4 cups cooked

3 to 4 cups cooked

2 cups cooked


3 cups cooked

3 cups cooked
 
1 cup uncooked

1 cup uncooked

1 cup uncooked


1 cup uncooked

1 cup uncooked
Shrimp (uncooked, with shells)
Jumbo

Large

Medium

Small
 

1 lb

1 lb

1 lb

1 lb
 

21 to 25 count

31 to 35 count

41 to 45 count

51 to 60 count
Shrimp (cooked without shells) 1 lb 1 1/3 lb uncooked (with shells)
Sugar
Brown

Granulated

Powdered
 
2 1/4 cups packed

2 1/4 cups

4 cups
 
1 lb

1 lb

1 lb
Tomatoes 3/4 cup chopped (1 medium)

1 cup chopped

1/2 cup chopped
5 oz

1 large

1 small