Equivalent Measures and Abbreviations

Equivalent Yields Chart

Don't know how many teaspoons equals a tablespoon?  Here's a quick conversion chart.

Measuring Guide
In Betty’s recipes, we have used the larger measurement—1/4 cup, not 4 tablespoons—but this equivalency chart will help you with other measuring you do in the kitchen.

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups (2 pints) = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
16 ounces = 1 pound
Dash or pinch = less than 1/8 teaspoon

Common Abbreviations
Betty’s recipes don’t use abbreviations, but other recipes do, so we’ve rounded up some common ones.

t = teaspoon
tsp = teaspoon
T = tablespoon
Tbsp = tablespoon
c = cup
oz = ounce
pt = pint
qt = quart
gal = gallon
lb = pound
# = pound

Try it Out in a Recipe

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deblacy50 said: Posted: 2/15/2014 5:57 PM
Please help. I am trying to create a recipe from a restaurant that went out of business but that gave me the recipe for the salsa. What is 6 ounces of Cilantro? I bought some fresh Cilantro at the store and the recipe calls for 4-6 ounces. Also. is ground red pepper the same as crushed? What is the ratio? Help Please?
becked said: Posted: 1/20/2014 3:48 PM
What does 3 oz. Bittersweet chocolate chips equal in cups
mistywallace said: Posted: 11/21/2013 6:19 PM
it states that 3 teaspoons=1 tablespoon but 3 will not fit in one
snoopydeb63 said: Posted: 11/17/2013 3:02 PM
How much butter would used when a box cake mix calls for 1/2 oil?
Karen_at_Betty_Crocker said: Posted: 5/21/2013 10:25 AM
BT2012 - about the amount of yeast in a packet, it's a little less than 1 tablespoon. It often says on the packet.
BettyCrockerEditor said: Posted: 12/4/2012 11:54 AM
Northwest Kitty - 8 liters is 33 + cups. 1 liter equals 4.2 cups
NorthwestKitty said: Posted: 11/28/2012 8:47 AM
This is more of a question then a comment! But, can you please convert 8.0Liters into cups?
flagirl808 said: Posted: 11/11/2012 3:36 PM
With Betty Crocker instant mashed potatoe mix, how many boxes would be 5 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes.
njljw said: Posted: 10/27/2012 3:24 PM
In a soup recipe, how do you measure for two pounds of potatoes...put them on a scale?
BT2012 said: Posted: 9/7/2012 12:34 AM
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