Aluminum measuring cups and spoons

Cooking Measurement Equivalents

Need to know how many ounces are in a cup? Or how to calculate 2/3 of a teaspoon? Maybe you’re more comfortable baking that recipe you found using ounces instead of grams (you’re not alone). Use this convenient reference guide to help you find the most common and some not so common cooking conversions.

U.S. Volumetric (Liquid/Dry)
U.S. Volumetric (Odd Sizes)
U.S. Volumetric (Liquid Only)
Common Weight Equivalents

U.S. Volumetric (Liquid/Dry)

1 cup16 tablespoons48 teaspoons
3/4 cup12 tablespoons36 teaspoons
2/3 cup10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons32 teaspoons
1/2 cup8 tablespoons24 teaspoons
3/8 cup6 tablespoons18 teaspoons
1/3 cup5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon16 teaspoons
1/4 cup4 tablespoons12 teaspoons
1/6 cup2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons8 teaspoons
1/8 cup2 tablespoons6 teaspoons
1/16 cup1 tablespoon3 teaspoons
1/2 tablespoon1-1/2 teaspoons

U.S. Volumetric (Odd Sizes)

1-1/2 tablespoons4-1/2 teaspoons
3/4 teaspoonThree 1/4 teaspoons or one 1 scant teaspoon
2/3 teaspoonTwo 1/3 teaspoons or one heaping 1/2 teaspoon
1/3 teaspoonOne heaping 1/4 teaspoon
Dash1/8 teaspoon or 1/4 teaspoon filled halfway
Pinch1/16 teaspoon or half a pinch
Roughly the amount you can pinch between the thumb and forefinger
Smidgen1/32 teaspoon or half a pinch
Nip1/64 teaspoon or half a smidgen

U.S. Volumetric (Liquid Only)

CupsFluid OuncesPintsQuartsGallons
16 cups128 fluid ounces8 pints4 quarts1 gallon
8 cups64 fluid ounces4 pints2 quarts1/2 gallon
4 cups32 fluid ounces2 pints1 quart1/4 gallon
2 cups16 fluid ounces1 pint1/2 quart1/8 gallon
1 cup8 fluid ounces1/2 pint1/4 quarts
3/4 cup6 fluid ounces
2/3 cup5-1/3 fluid ounces1/3 pint
1/2 cup4 fluid ounces1/4 pint1/8 quart
1/3 cup2-2/3 fluid ounces
1/4 cup2 fluid ounces1/8 pint
1/8 cup1 fluid ounce

Common Weight Equivalents

2 pounds32 ounces907 grams
1 pound16 ounces454 grams
3/4 pound12 ounces340 grams
2/3 pound10-2/3 (10.666) ounces302 grams
1/2 pound8 ounces227 grams
1/3 pound5-1/3 (5.333) ounces151 grams
1/4 pound4 ounces113 grams
1/8 pound2 ounces57 grams
1 ounce28 grams
3/4 ounce21 grams
2/3 ounce19 grams
1/2 ounce14 grams
1/3 ounce9 grams
1/4 ounce7 grams
1/8 ounce4 grams

* At three-one hundredths of an ounce, measuring in grams offers far more precision than using ounces or pounds but can be tricky to halve and third so our equivalents have been rounded to the nearest whole to make conversions easier.