Generally, olive oil can be used in recipes that call for melted solid shortening. It cannot always replace solid or semi-solid shortening in recipes. Olive oil is itself a liquid form of shortening, a word coined to des... More »

Butter or margarine are the most common products which can be used as a substitute for shortening in recipes in approximately equal amounts. Other products which can be used include vegetable oil and olive oil, but only ... More »

The best substitute for shortening when baking biscuits is butter or margarine. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of shortening, then 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter should be used. More »

Applesauce, olive oil and canola oil can be used in place of vegetable oil depending on the cooking task. There are many of other substitutes for vegetable oil, such as bananas, butter and even yogurt. More »

Cooking oil, lard, cooking spray, and butter or margarine are used as substitutes for shortening. When substituting for shortening, bakers can expect to see changes in the texture and color of baked goods. More »

A number of items can serve as a substitute for butter, such as margarine, vegetables oil, shortening and coconut oil. Depending on the usage, other potential substitutes include applesauce, avocado, Greek yogurt or pure... More » Food Cooking Substitutions

For many recipes, it is perfectly fine to substitute oil for shortening or, inversely, to melt shortening and substitute it for oil. Some foods, including many baked goods and cookies, cannot be made using oil as a subst... More »