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A Visual Guide to Converting Recipe Measurements

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Cooking from a recipe can be tricky sometimes, especially if you're halving or doubling the ingredients on the fly. Our handy measurement conversion chart will help you accurately convert recipe measurements in a flash. Everything from a dash to a gallon are laid out to help in your cooking endeavors. 

While Americans typically do their measurements by volume, almost everyone else relies on the more dependable metric weight system for accurate recipe measuring. Converting to or from a certain measurement can make or break a recipe. To get consistent recipe results, whether you’re cutting a recipe in half or doubling a recipe for a crowd, it’s always a good idea to follow a conversion chart to take out some of the guesswork.

To accurately measure, always be sure to use cup and spoon measures for dry or solid ingredients and liquid measuring cups for wet ingredients. When measuring dry, always spoon in the ingredient to avoid over packing the cup. For wet, be sure to place the cup on a flat surface and check the measurement at eye-level for accuracy.

Instead of eyeballing, or yet again searching “How do I double a recipe?” or “How many cups are in a gallon?” just print out this handy chart to stick on the fridge for accurate and helpful recipe conversion.

Daniel Boone

Get the printable version.

How Many Tablespoons in a Cup? 16

How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon? 3

How Many Teaspoons in a Cup? 48

How Many Tsp in a Tbsp? 3

How Many Quarts in a Gallon? 4

How Many Pints in a Quart? 2

How Many Pints in a Gallon? 8

How Many Cups in a Gallon? 16

How Many Ounces in a Gallon? 128

How Many Ounces in a Cup? 8

Cut it out and hang it on your fridge, or tape it to the inside of your spice cabinet for easy viewability when you're elbow deep in flour and milk.