What can be used instead of paprika 


In this brief guide, we will address the query, “What can I use instead of paprika?” and answer other related questions like “What are the best substitute spices that can replace paprika?” 

What can be used instead of paprika 



You can use many different spices for substituting paprika. Paprika goes very well with many recipes, however, there are many ways to substitute it with different types of spices such as cayenne pepper, chili powder, chili flakes, black pepper, white pepper, tomato juice with chili powder, cajun spice, hot sauce, aleppo chili powder and bell pepper powder.

Paprika is a spice that is made from dried bell peppers and is very rich in color. Paprika compared to red chili powder, is a lot milder and is sweet in taste.
 


Looking for good substitute spices for paprika? We have just the right ones! 


Following are the substitute spices for paprika : 


Cayenne pepper


Cayenne pepper is a good substitute for paprika since it is made of red chili pepper and has a similar color and texture like paprika but it is a lot hotter than paprika.


When substituting it for paprika, make sure to use it in fewer amounts and one can also add other ingredients to make it a mild like paprika such as honey, sugar or cream, etcetera. 


Chili powder


Chili powder is a good substitute spice for paprika as it is made from red peppers and cayenne peppers and is usually blended with other ingredients. It is hot and rich in flavor.


When substituting it for paprika, you can use it in the same amount as paprika. 


Chili flakes 


Chili flakes are a good substitute spice for paprika since it is made of dried and crushed red peppers with the seeds. It is hot and rich in flavor.


When substituting it for paprika, you can use it in fewer amounts than paprika. 


Black pepper 


Black pepper is a good substitute spice for paprika as it has heat and is a flavorful spice.


When substituting it for paprika, you can use ground black pepper in the same amount as paprika. 



White pepper


White pepper is also a good substitute spice for paprika as it has a mild earthy flavor.


When substituting it for paprika, you can use ground white pepper in the same amount as paprika. 


Tomato juice with chili powder


Tomato juice with chili powder is a brilliant substitute for paprika since tomato juice will help bring out the red color similar to paprika and the chili powder will give heat and rich flavor.


When substituting it for paprika, you can use it in the same amount of tomato juice and chili powder as paprika.


Cajun spice 


Cajun spice is a good substitute for paprika, which is made of a mixture of many different spices such as cayenne powder, ground black pepper, ground white pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme and dried oregano. 


When substituting it for paprika, you can use the cajun spice in the same amount as paprika. 



Hot sauce 


Hot sauce is a good substitute for paprika as it is made of chili peppers and other ingredients. There are many types of hot sauces available in the market. Hot sauces are rich in flavor and come in liquid forms. 


When substituting it for paprika, you can use the hot sauce in the same amount as paprika. 


Aleppo chili powder 


Aleppo chili powder is a good substitute spice for paprika as its spiciness ranges between cayenne pepper and paprika. This spice comes from the middle-east and is hot and rich in flavor. 


When substituting it for paprika, you can use aleppo chili powder in fewer amounts than paprika. 



Bell pepper powder


Bell pepper powder is a great substitute for paprika as paprika is made from the same i.e. you can make your own paprika at home!


All you need to do is to use the oven or a dehydrator to dry the bell pepper and after taking it out of the oven put the bell peppers in the blender jar to blend it and voila! your homemade paprika is ready to be used.


You can store your homemade paprika in an air-tight container for more than six months. 



When substituting it for paprika, you can use the bell pepper powder in the same amount or more for paprika. 


Conclusion 


In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “What can I use instead of paprika?” and answered other related questions like “What are the best substitute spices that can replace paprika?” 


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