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Not enough zucchini, substitutions?

I need 3 cups of zucchini for my recipe and only have about 2.5 cups. Should I substitute carrots or yellow squash or just use what I have?

asked by Michele 29 days ago

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Nancy
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added 29 days ago

Half cup won't make much difference in most recipes, but some impact if it's a cake or pastry. Yes, I would include some carrot or squash, which will give flavor, color, volume & water.

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Ttrockwood
added 27 days ago

Yellow squash (thinking you mean crookneck squash) is perfect, it will have a very similar water content, flavor and cooking time.

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BerryBaby
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added 25 days ago

I use carrots if not enough zucchini. Next time try a combination of both, quite good.
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Jennifer
added 23 days ago

Yellow squash is interchangeable. Carrots will probably work. But it also depends on what the recipe is--a baked good? a gratin? a fritter? a filling for a pasta? May I also congratulate you on being short of zucchini--the cliched problem is an excess...

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