White Pepper Substitute

Out of white pepper? No problem! We're sharing white pepper substitutes and tips for using ground pepper. Plus, get our best pepper-packed recipes and learn how make your own seasoning blend.

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Is There a Substitute for White Pepper?

White pepper is used to a great extent in recipes for appearance only, usually in white sauces where you might not want dark specks (if black pepper was used).  White pepper is milder in flavor than black pepper. You can certainly substitute black pepper for white pepper, knowing that the black specks will show. You may want to start with less black pepper than the white pepper called for and adjust the flavor as you go.

Get our complete guide to pepper substitutes. 

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Make a DIY Pepper Seasoning Blend!

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