Cooking Measurement Conversions

Common cooking measurement conversions in an easy to read list.

U.S. Measurement Equivalents

  • A few grains/pinch/dash (dry) = Less than 1/8 tsp
  • A dash (liquid) = A few drops
  • 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 tablespoon = 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
  • 2 tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce
  • 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
  • 5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
  • 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
  • 8 tablespoons = 4 fluid ounces
  • 10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
  • 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
  • 16 tablespoons = 1 cup
  • 16 tablespoons = 8 fluid ounces
  • 1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup = 2 fluid ounces
  • 1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
  • 1 cup = 16 tablespoons
  • 1 cup = 48 teaspoons
  • 2 cups = 1 pint
  • 2 pints = 1 quart
  • 4 quarts (liquid) = 1 gallon
  • 8 quarts (dry) = 1 peck
  • 4 pecks (dry) = 1 bushel
  • 1 kilogram = approximately 2 pounds
  • 1 liter = approximately 4 cups or 1 quart
  • 16 ounces = 1 pound