Food Substitute Guides – Easy Swaps For Missing Ingredients

Justin Micheal

Food Writer & Editor in Chief For KitchenSanity

Justin Micheal is KitchenSanity's founder, food writer and editor in chief. As an expert home cook with over 30 years of daily cooking experience and food handler certifications, he's a pro at experimenting with recipes and a stickler for food safety. He writes informative and detailed guides about cooking basics such as proper food storage, cutting and cooking methods, and choosing the right products to make cooking easier.

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Ready to stir things up in the kitchen but missing an ingredient? No sweat! Here, we’ve got all the smart swaps you need to keep your cooking on track.

On this page, you’ll find a collection of guides filled with practical tips on swapping out common ingredients. It’s perfect for those times when you’re mid-recipe and realize you’re out of something.

Cooking Essentials

We’re all about finding quick fixes for those basic ingredients you just might run out of. Tomato paste, flour, and cornstarch are kitchen staples, but sometimes they play hide-and-seek in your pantry. Our guides offer smart, easy substitutes that keep your cooking on track.

Dairy & Dairy Alternatives

Dairy is key in so many recipes, but there’s always room for flexibility. These guides will help you through your dairy dilemmas with ease, offering alternatives that maintain the taste and texture of your dishes. Perfect for lactose intolerant folks or when you’re just out of a certain dairy product!

Condiments & More

Sometimes, a substitute can even add an exciting twist to your dish. These guides are all about giving you options to keep your meals interesting, even when you’re missing a key ingredient. Whether it’s sprucing up a sandwich without mayo or finding a coffee alternative for your morning routine, these substitutes are always delicious and satisfying.

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