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