Cooking Conversion Charts | Add a Pinch

Cooking Conversion Charts | Add a Pinch from


Being able to quickly convert measurements of recipes is a fairly important task when you are cooking. In the early days of my marriage and beginning in the kitchen, a phone call to my Mother or Grandmother gave me the information I needed. Within a few years, I began compiling the measurements and I knew they would be most helpful to me, and hopefully to you, if I now begin to maintain them here. These cooking conversion charts provide a quick reference list you can access online or simply print to keep in your recipe box. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.


Cooking Conversion Charts | Add a Pinch

Cooking Conversion Charts | Add a Pinch from

U.S. Dry Measurements

a smidgen 1/2 pinch
a pinch 1/16 teaspoon
a dash 1/8 teaspoon
1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons
1/8 cup 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup 4 tablespoons
1/2 cup 8 tablespoons
3/4 cup 12 tablespoons
1 cup 16 tablespoons


U.S. Liquid Volume Measurements

1 cup 8 fluid ounces
1 pint 2 cups
16 fluid ounces
1 quart 4 cups
2 pints
1 gallon 16 cups
4 quarts


U.S. to Metric Conversions

1 teaspoon 5 ml
2 teaspoons 7 ml
1 tablespoon 15 ml
2 tablespoons 28 ml
1/4 cup 56 ml
1/2 cup 110 ml
1 cup 225 ml
2 cups (1 pint) 450 ml
4 cups (1 quart) 900 ml
1 gallon 3.8 liters


Common Food Measurements

Butter: 1 tablespoon 1/2 ounce
15 grams
Butter: 1 stick 8 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Butter: 1 pound 4 sticks
2 cups
Lemon: 1 lemon 1 1/2 teaspoons grated zest
about 2 tablespoons juice
Lemon: 4 lemons about 1/2 cup juice



  1. 1

    Great post, Robyn! This is so convenient, I’m going to print it out and hang it on the inside of my pantry!

  2. 2

    Great post Robyn. Although it’s been years since I moved to US I still have problems converting to US measuring charts.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. 3
    Florabella says:

    Merci beaucoup !! C’est vraiment génial :)

  4. 4

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5

    Me, too. Thanks so much for this!

  6. 6

    Ok. So THANK YOU for posting this! I had always thought that 3 tablespoons equals a 1/4 cup. I have been doing it that way for years!! So when I saw that you had it listed for 4 tablespoons I researched it… and you are right! THANK YOU! You just improved my cooking skills greatly! :)

  7. 7

    This is great – very useful and oh so convenient! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. 8

    I can’t tell you how often I look conversions up. Thanks a bunch!

  9. 9

    Ooo…now this would be great to print out and put on the fridge!

  10. 10

    This is so helpful. I have these conversions jotted down in various cookbooks, but it’ll be nice to have in one place. Thank you!

  11. 11

    I am always looking up cooking conversions too, so this will be a great help! Thanks for posting it! I will have to print it out so that I will have it handy for future reference!

  12. 12


    What a wonderful post to share with all!! You’re just amazing, and I love Mingle Monday each week just a bit more!

    I always committ to visiting 2 (new) bloggers when I link up, and each week, I’m finding so many sources of inspiration here – thank you for what you do. I know what goes into blogging, and the way you are so professionally and neatly organized here, well…that’s called a job, honey! ;) Know that you’re appreciated!


  13. 13

    very convenient post! I saved it to refer back to :)

  14. 14

    this is a super helpful cheat sheet.

  15. 15
    patti easton says:

    so love this… in”VALUABLE” Thank you for taking the time to blog this! FABULOUS!

  16. 16

    I’m so printing this chart! sometimes I really get confused :S , Thank you!

  17. 17

    I haven’t shared this giveaway on Twitter yet !

  18. 18

    I am not a Twitter follower yet !

  19. 19

    My name is ernestine, i am look at your coconut cake, do you have a recipes for coconut pineapple cake. If so were can i find it.

  20. 20

    Thank you so much for this cooking conversion chart…….printed it and am
    keeping in a special drawer where it’ll always be handy.
    Much appreciated along with your great recipes.

    Warmly, Carol from Chicago


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