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Yields & Equivalents for Common Ingredients

Knowing how many apples or carrots you may need for a recipe can be difficult, so here’s a guide of common ingredients to help you when shopping for groceries and preparing recipes.

Common Ingredients Yields Equivalents
Ingredient Amount Equivalent
Apples 1 cup sliced or chopped 1 medium (6 oz)
  1 lb 3 medium
Apricots, dried halves 1 cup 5 oz
Asparagus 16 - 20 stalks 1 lb
Bacon 1/2 cup crumbled 8 slices, crisply cooked
Bananas 1 cup sliced 1 medium or 2 small
  1 cup mashed 2 medium
Beans, dried 5 - 6 cups cooked 1 lb dried (2 1/4 cup)
Beans, green or wax 3 cups 1-inch pieces 1 lb
Bread, white 12 slices (1/2 inch) 1-lb loaf
  1 cup soft crumbs 1 1/2 slices
  1 cup dry crumbs 4 - 5 slices, oven-dried
Broccoli 1 bunch 1.5 lbs
  2 cups flowerets, 1-inch pieces or chopped 6 oz
Butter, margarine or spread 2 cups 1 lb
  1/2 cup 1 stick
Cabbage Green Slaw (bag) 1 medium head 1.5 lbs
  4 cups shredded 1 lb
  7 cups 16 oz
Carrots 1 medium 7 inches
  1 cup shredded 1 1/2 medium
  1 cup 1/4-inch slices 2 medium
Cauliflower 1 medium head 2 lbs (with leaves)
  3 cups flowerets 1 lb
Celery 1 medium bunch 2 lbs (11 inches)
  1 cup thinly sliced or chopped 2 medium stalks
Cheese - Hard (such as blue, Cheddar, feta, mozzarella, Swiss), shredded or crumbled 1 cup 4 oz
Cheese - Cottage 2 cups 16 oz
Cheese - Cream 1 cup 1 cup
Chocolate - Chips unsweetened 1 cup 6 oz
Chocolate - semisweet baking 1 square of bar 1 oz
Corn, sweet 1 medium ear 8 oz
  1 cup kernels 2 medium ears
Cream - Sour 1 cup 8 oz
Cream - Whipping (heavy) 1 cup (2 cups whipped) 1/2 pint
Crumbs - finely crushed Chocolate wafer cookie 1 1/2 cups 27 cookies
Crumbs - Graham cracker 1 1/2 cups 21 squares
Crumbs - Saltine cracker 1 cup 29 squares
Crumbs - Vanilla wafer cookie 1 1/2 cups 38 cookies
Eggs, large Whole 1 cup 4 large eggs
Eggs, large Whole 1 egg 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
Jalapeño chili 1 Tbsp 1 medium, seeded and chopped
Lemons or Limes 1 1/2 - 3 tsp grated peel 1 medium
  2 - 3 Tbsp juice 1 medium
Lettuce - Iceberg or romaine 1 medium head 1 1/2 lbs
  2 cups shredded 5 oz
  6 cups bite-size pieces 1 lb
Marshmallows 1 large 10 miniature
Meat, cooked (beef, pork and poultry) 1 cup chopped or bite-size pieces 6 oz
Mushrooms - Fresh 6 cups sliced 1 lb
  2 1/2 cups chopped 8 oz
Mushrooms - Canned 4-oz can sliced, drained 2/3 cup fresh, sliced and cooked (5 oz uncooked)
Nuts (without shells) - Chopped, sliced or slivered 1 cup 4 oz
Nuts (without shells) - Whole or halves 3 - 4 cups 1 lb
Olives - Pimiento-stuffed 1 cup sliced 24 large or 36 small
Olives - Ripe, pitted 1 cup sliced 32 medium
Onions - Green, with tops 1 medium 1/2 oz
  2 Tbsp chopped 2 medium
  1/4 cup sliced 3 or 4 medium
Onions - Yellow or white 1 medium 3 oz
  1/2 cup chopped 1 medium
Oranges 1 - 2 Tbsp grated peel 1 medium
  1/3 - 1/2 cup juice 1 medium
Pasta - Macaroni 4 cups cooked 6 - 7 oz uncooked (2 cups)
Pasta - Noodles, egg 4 cups cooked 7 oz uncooked (4 to 5 cups)
Pasta - Spaghetti 4 cups cooked 7 - 8 oz uncooked
Peppers, bell 1/2 cup chopped 1 small
  1 cups chopped 1 medium
  1 1/2 cups chopped 1 large
Potatoes - New 10 - 12 small 1 1/2 lbs
Potatoes - Red, white, sweet or yams 1 medium 5 - 6 oz
Potatoes - Red or White 1 cup 1/2-inch pieces 1 medium
Rice - Brown 4 cups cooked 1 cup uncooked
Rice - Parboiled (converted) 3 - 4 cups cooked 1 cup uncooked
Rice - Precooked white (instant) 2 cups cooked 1 cup uncooked
Rice - Regular long grain 3 cups cooked 1 cup uncooked
Rice - Wild 3 cups cooked 1 cup uncooked
Shrimp (uncooked, with shells) - Jumbo 1 lb 21 - 25 count
Shrimp (uncooked, with shells) - Large 1 lb 31 - 35 count
Shrimp (uncooked, with shells) - Medium 1 lb 41 - 45 count
Shrimp (uncooked, with shells) - Small 1 lb 51 - 60 count
Shrimp (cooked without shells) 1 lb 1 1/3 lb uncooked (with shells)
Sugar - Brown 2 1/4 cups packed 1 lb
Sugar - Granulated 2 1/4 cups packed 1 lb
Sugar - Powdered 4 cups 1 lb
Tomatoes 3/4 cup chopped (1 medium) 5 oz
  1 cup chopped 1 large
  1/2 cup chopped 1 small

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