Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions

Mushrooms Are Available in Fresh, Dried, and Powdered Forms

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When a recipe calls for button mushrooms but you don't have any in the fridge, use this list to easily convert the amount needed from weight to ​number of mushrooms, weight to cups, dried mushrooms to fresh, and powdered mushrooms to fresh.​

You'll always have mushrooms on hand if you stock canned mushrooms, dried mushrooms, and powdered mushrooms.

Mushroom Measures, Equivalents, and Substitutions

  • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms = 20 to 24 medium mushrooms
  • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms = 5 cups sliced
  • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms = 6 cups chopped
  • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms = 2 cups sliced and cooked
  • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms = 2 cups cooked
  • 1 pound fresh button mushrooms = 3 ounces dried and reconstituted
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh button mushrooms = 4 ounces drained canned sliced mushrooms
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh button mushrooms = 1 1/2 ounces dried mushrooms plus 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 (4-ounce) can whole button mushrooms = 3/4 cup
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced button mushrooms = 3/4 cup
  • 1 1/2 ounces dried mushrooms = 8 ounces sliced fresh
  • 1 1/2 ounces dried mushrooms = 4 ounces drained canned sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mushrooms = 3 tablespoons whole dried mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mushrooms = 4 ounces fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mushrooms = 2 ounces canned mushrooms