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Food Yield & Equivalent Charts

When it comes to cooking, it can save time and frustration when you know the equivalent for a common ingredient called for in a recipe.

For example, it's helpful to know that 1 stick of butter is equal to a 1/2 cup butter, or 1 (12-ounce) package of chocolate chips is equal to 2 cups of chocolate chips.

Assorted Baking Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine

=
4 ounces
2 cups butter

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
2 cups fat

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
2 cups shortening

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
4 cups all-purpose flour

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
4 1/2 to 5 cups sifted cake flour

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
1 square chocolate

=
1 ounce
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

=
6 ounces
4 cups marshmallows

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
1 cup marshmallows

=
11 large or 110 miniature
2 1/4 cups brown packed sugar

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar, unsifted

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
2 cups granulated sugar

=
1 pound (16-ounces)
1 (1/4-ounce) pkg. active dry yeast

=
2 1/4 teaspoons

Assorted Crumbs

1 cup fine dry bread crumbs

=
4 to 5 slices
1 cup soft bread crumbs

=
2 slices
1 cup small bread cubes

=
2 slices
1 cup fine chocolate wafer crumbs

=
19 wafers
1 cup fine cracker crumbs

=
28 saltine squares
1 cup fine graham cracker crumbs

=
15 crackers
1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs

=
22 wafers

Cheese and Dairy

1 cup shredded cheese

=
4 ounces
1 cup cottage cheese

=
8 ounces
1 cup sour cream

=
8 ounces
1 cup whipped cream

=
1/2 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup evaporated milk

=
1 (5-ounce) can
1 2/3 cups evaporated milk

=
1 (13-ounce) can

Fruits and Vegetables

1 cup chopped apples

=
1 medium
1 cup mashed bananas

=
3 medium
1 cup sliced bananas

=
2 small or 1 medium
3 cups cut green/wax beans

=
1 pound
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups shredded cabbage

=
1 pound
6 medium wedges of cabbage

=
1 pound
1 cup sliced carrots

=
2 medium
1 cup shredded carrots

=
1 1/2 medium
3 cups cauliflower flowerets

=
1 pound
1 cup sliced celery

=
2 medium stalks
2 cups pitted cherries

=
4 cups unpitted
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

=
4 ounces
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut

=
4 ounces
1 cup corn kernels

=
2 medium ears
4 cups cranberries

=
1 pound
1 cup chopped cucumber

=
1 small to medium
1 cup pitted dates

=
1 (8-ounce) package
1 cup candied fruit

=
1 (8-ounce) package
1 cup chopped green/bell pepper

=
1 medium
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

=
1 medium
1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon rind

=
1 medium
6 cups torn lettuce

=
1 pound
3 cups sliced mushrooms

=
8 ounces
1 cup sliced onion (green/spring)

=
9 (with tops)
1/2 cup chopped onion (white, red, etc.)

=
1 medium
1/3 to 1/2 cup orange juice

=
1 medium
1 to 2 tablespoons grated orange rind

=
1 medium
4 cups sliced peaches

=
8 medium
1 cup grated potato

=
1 medium
2 cups pitted prunes

=
1 (12-ounce) package
3 cups raisins

=
1 (15-ounce) package
4 cups sliced strawberries

=
1 quart
1 cup chopped tomato

=
1 medium
2 cups sliced zucchini

=
1 medium

Grains, Pastas and Rice

1 cup crushed cereal flakes

=
3 cups uncrushed
1 3/4 cups cooked quick oats

=
1 cup uncooked
4 cups cooked macaroni

=
2 cups (8 ozs.) uncooked
4 cups cooked spaghetti

=
8 ounces uncooked
3 to 4 cups converted rice, cooked

=
1 cup uncooked
3 cups instant rice, cooked

=
1 1/2 cups uncooked
3 cups long grain rice, cooked

=
1 cup uncooked
3 cups wild rice, cooked

=
1 cup uncooked

Meats and Eggs

1/2 cup crumbled bacon

=
8 slices crisply cooked
1 cup cubed cooked beef

=
5 ounces
3/4 to 1 cup flaked crab

=
1 pound raw (in shells)
1 cup egg whites

=
8 to 10 eggs
1 cup whole eggs

=
4 to 6 eggs
1 cup egg yolks

=
12 to 14 eggs
2 cups cooked shrimp

=
1 1/2 pounds raw (in shells)

Nuts

3 1/2 cups almonds

=
1 pound, shelled
3 cups peanuts

=
1 pound, shelled
4 cups pecans

=
1 pound, shelled
4 cups walnuts

=
1 pound, shelled

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