View Full Version : is cayenne the same as ground red pepper?

greek salad
05-23-2005, 09:15 PM
I was trying to find ground red pepper in the spice section. Is this the same as cayenne pepper?

One more thing, when a recipe says red pepper flakes (which I use), can I substitute and use just a bit of the ground stuff. I would assume I would have to use a lot less of the ground stuff.


05-23-2005, 10:02 PM
Yes, cayenne is the same as ground red pepper. Also you can substitute it for red pepper flakes but be VERY careful. A little goes on a long way.

Holly in KC
05-23-2005, 10:03 PM
Yes. Cayenne = ground/crushed red pepper. You might find the attached link handy. I've bookmarked it and refer to it often.


I have personally never subbed crushed red pepper for pepper flakes (since I have both on hand at all times), but accoring to Food Subs, just use less of the ground (as you surmised).