Recipe Substitutions

When you run out of ingredients (and time!), no need to run to the store. Use these ingredient substitutions to easily modify your recipes with items you might already have in the fridge or on the shelf:

WHEN RECIPE CALLS FOR TRY THIS INSTEAD
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs* 1 teaspoon dried herbs (or 1/2 teaspoon ground)
Fresh lemon juice Bottled lemon juice
Clove of garlic 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms 6-ounce can mushrooms
1-1/2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes 14.5-ounce can Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained
2 cup tomato or vegetable juice 8-ounce can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce, mixed with 1 cup water
1 cup canned chicken broth 1 bouillon cube, mixed with 1 cup water
1 cup buttermilk (in baking) 1 tablespoon lemon juice OR vinegar, mixed with 1 cup milk
1 cup sour cream 1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup dried bread crumbs 1 cup crushed saltine crackers or seasoned croutons

* Note: Many dried herbs are quite flavorful, such as basil, oregano, dill, sage, and thyme. However, some herbs taste best when used fresh, such as parsley, cilantro, and mint.