How Many Cups in a Pound of Vegetables?
Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will help you convert a vegetable’s weight (in pounds) on the grocery scale to the amount (in cups) that you need for a recipe.
Now when a recipe calls for a cup of onions, you’ll know just how much to slice!
Vegetable Measurements for Recipes
|Asparagus||1 pound = 3 cups chopped|
|Beans (string)||1 pound = 4 cups chopped|
|Beets||1 pound (5 medium) = 2–1/2 cups chopped|
|Broccoli||1/2 pound = 3 cups chopped|
|Cabbage||1 pound = 4–1/2 cups shredded|
|Carrots||1 pound = 3–1/2 cups sliced or grated|
|Celery||1 pound = 4 cups chopped|
|Cucumbers||1 pound (2 medium) = 4 cups sliced|
|Eggplant||1 pound = 4 cups chopped (6 cups raw, cubed = 3 cups cooked)|
|Garlic||1 clove = 1 teaspoon chopped|
|Leeks||1 pound = 4 cups chopped (2 cups cooked)|
|Mushrooms||1 pound = 5 to 6 cups sliced = 2 cups cooked|
|Onions||1 pound = 4 cups sliced = 2 cups cooked|
|Parsnips||1 pound unpeeled = 1-1/2 cups cooked and pureed|
|Peas||1 pound whole = 1 to 1-1/2 cups shelled|
|Potatoes||1 pound (3 medium) sliced = 2 cups mashed|
|Pumpkin||1 pound = 4 cups chopped = 2 cups cooked and drained|
|Spinach||1 pound = 3/4 to 1 cup cooked|
|Squash (summer)||1 pound = 4 cups grated = 2 cups salted and drained|
|Squash (winter)||2 pounds = 2-1/2 cups cooked and pureed|
|Sweet potatoes||1 pound = 4 cups grated = 1 cup cooked and pureed|
|Swiss chard||1 pound = 5 to 6 cups packed leaves = 1 to 1-1/2 cups cooked|
|Tomatoes||1 pound (3 or 4 medium) = 1-1/2 cups seeded pulp|
|Turnips||1 pound = 4 cups chopped = 2 cups cooked and mashed|
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