If you’re knee-deep in pumpkin recipes, you may have found yourself wondering exactly how many ounces of pumpkin are in a 15-ounce can. Some recipes call for cups of pumpkin, not cans, so knowing how much you need will help you when you’re at the store.

By Adam Hickman
October 25, 2016

A 15-ounce can of canned pumpkin holds nearly 2 cups. It’s actually 2 1/2 tablespoons short of 2 cups, about 29 1/2 tablespoons total.

If you buy the 29-ounce can of pumpkin, you’ll get about 3 1/2 cups cups in that can.

Did you know some varieties of pumpkins can be less than 1 pound when fully grown? And other varieties can be grown commonly to 1,000 pounds plus!

The world record for the heaviest pumpkin was broken in 2014 with a 2,323 pound pumpkin from Germany! The seeds were auctioned later.