U.S.–Metric Cooking Conversions

The information below shows measuring equivalents for teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, fluid ounces, and more. This page also includes the conversions for metric and U.S. systems of measurement.

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1 tablespoon (tbsp) =3 teaspoons (tsp)
1/16 cup =1 tablespoon
1/8 cup =2 tablespoons
1/6 cup =2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup =4 tablespoons
1/3 cup =5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
3/8 cup =6 tablespoons
1/2 cup =8 tablespoons
2/3 cup =10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
3/4 cup =12 tablespoons
1 cup =48 teaspoons
1 cup =16 tablespoons
8 fluid ounces (fl oz) =1 cup
1 pint (pt) =2 cups
1 quart (qt) =2 pints
4 cups =1 quart
1 gallon (gal) =4 quarts
16 ounces (oz) =1 pound (lb)
1 milliliter (ml) =1 cubic centimeter (cc)
1 inch (in) =2.54 centimeters (cm)
Source: United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. to Metric

CapacityWeight
1/5 teaspoon1 milliliter1 oz28 grams
1 teaspoon5 ml1 pound454 grams
1 tablespoon15 ml
1 fluid oz30 ml
1/5 cup47 ml
1 cup237 ml
2 cups (1 pint)473 ml
4 cups (1 quart).95 liter
4 quarts (1 gal.)3.8 liters

Metric to U.S.

CapacityWeight
1 milliliter1/5 teaspoon1 gram.035 ounce
5 ml1 teaspoon100 grams3.5 ounces
15 ml1 tablespoon500 grams1.10 pounds
100 ml3.4 fluid oz1 kilogram2.205 pounds
= 35 ounces
240 ml1 cup
1 liter34 fluid oz
= 4.2 cups
= 2.1 pints
= 1.06 quarts
= 0.26 gallon

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