The ULTIMATE Ingredient Conversion Table -- Cook Like a Pro Series [5/6]

Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Cooking101

Has this happened to you?

A recipe calls for 1 cup of COOKED rice…

but you have NO IDEA how much dry rice is needed to make 1 cup cooked?

OR you buy a bag of diced onions, thinking it’ll save you time (it totally will!) but d’oh! How much should you use to replace one onion in a recipe?

Or perhaps after watching my Batch Cooking LIKE A BOSS video, you decided to cook a bag of dry beans… and how much would replace 1 can in a recipe?

What about frozen, sliced bell pepper strips… how many equals a bell pepper?

And what if you wanted to cook a recipe in your crockpot…. or pressure cooker instead??!

Well my Herbies, I have the ULTIMATE Ingredient Conversion Table for you.

It’s a PDF and totally free! Enter your email address here to get it.

Print it and tape it to your pantry door :)


Cooking isn’t technical, it’s a story of ingredients… and a love story with yourself and your health.

Treat cooking like a feeling --- let your heart and intuition guide you.

Don’t hold a recipe captive... unless you’re baking.

(Baking requires an exact science)

When it comes to soups, stews, and other savory dishes, a little more or less of a spice or an ingredient generally is fine, provided the tweaks are to YOUR tastes.

This Cook Like a Pro Series is all about making you the best home cook you can be… don’t become a cooking engineer ;)

In addition to the handy conversion table you can download, here are a few basic conversions to keep in your head:

Dry Measurements

1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons (1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons)

1 pound = 16 ounces = 454 grams (1 ounce = 28 grams)

Beans Beans Beans (Can to Cooked)

1 can of beans = 15 ounces (undrained) = 10 ounces (drained) = ¼ pound dried

1 pound dry beans = 2 cups = 5 cups soaked = 7 cups cooked = 4 cans drained

Wet Measurements

1 cup = 8 ounces = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 237 ml = 236.56 grams

Stove to Crockpot to Pressure Cooker

Click here to read my post on converting recipes to a slow cooker

Click here to read my post on converting recipes to a pressure cooker

Weight Conversion Calculators, International Swaps and Beyond:

US and British to Metric (European)

Conversion by Volume

Cup to Gram conversions (for baking)

Cup to Ounce to Gram conversions

Cups to Pound conversions

P.S. To get your FREE printable PDF chart...

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P.P.S. Only one more post in the Cook Like a Pro Series (it’s about saving the dish when you flub! -- Don’t miss it this FRIDAY)

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