Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Market to Menu Measures

I thought the following measure might help when grocery shopping and figuring how much is needed for various recipes.  It is a handy guide for me.  Hope it helps someone!

Apples - 1 C sliced or chopped = 1 medium apple
               1 pound = 3 medium apples

Banana - 1 C mashed = 3 medium

Bell peppers - 1/2 C chopped = 1 small
                         1 C chopped = 1 medium
                         1 - 1/2 C = 1 large

Carrots - 1 C shredded = 1 large
                2 1/2 C sliced = 1 pound

Celery - 1 C chopped = 2 medium stalks

Corn - 1 C kernels - 2 medium ears

Green beans - 4 C cooked = 1 pound fresh

Lettuce - 2 cups shredded = 5 oz.
               6 cups torn pieces = 1 lb.

Mushrooms - 2 1/2 C chopped = 8 oz. fresh
                       2/3 C sliced = 4 oz. can

Onions - 1 C chopped white = 1 large

Oranges - 1 C juice - 3 medium

Peaches - 4 C sliced = 8 medium

Potatoes - 1 C bites size chunks = 1 medium
                 1 C sliced = 1 medium

Strawberries - 2 C sliced = 1 pint fresh

Tomatoes - 1/2 C chopped = 1 small
                   1 C chopped = 1 large

Bacon - 1/2 C crispy cooked and crumbled = 8 slices

Bread crumbs - 1 C dry = 5 slices toasted

Bread cubes - 1 C = 2 slices

Cheese - 2 C shredded = 8 oz.

Meat - beef, pork, chicken 1 C chopped or crumbled = 6 oz.

Pasta - 4 C cooked macaroni = 2 C uncooked
            4 C cooked egg noodles = 5 C uncooked
            4 C cooked spaghetti = 8 ounces uncooked

Rice - 2 C cooked instant = 1 C uncooked
           4 C cooked brown = 1 C uncooked
           4 C cooked white = 1 C uncooked
           3 C cooked wild = 1 C uncooked

Saltines - 1 C crushed = 29 crackers

Vanilla wafers - 1 1/2 C crushed = 38 cookies

So there you have it.  I think this chart makes it a little easier figuring out how much you need for a recipe.  It's a handy reference to keep close by - when you are writing up your grocery list and planning your meals.



  1. That is a great chart, I am going to print this and save it in my cookbook!

  2. That is handy. I like American recipes which use cups rather than weighing ingredients.

    1. Me too!!! I have seen a lot of cooking shows that weigh everything and I don't really like them as well as the others.
      Cups is easy!

  3. I hate when recipes call for eggs. They never say what size.

    1. I know. I almost always buy large and just use them. So far everything has turned out well.

  4. That's great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is great info... it would be good to print and put inside a cabinet door in the kitchen.

    1. Yes mam. I have a copy in my notebook that I keep by the couch and computer. Always easy reach!

  6. This is will be so handy...thank you for sharing it!

  7. I'm definitely printing this out. Thanks so much, Cheryl.

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