Common Reference Chart


When reading a recipe, you will come across symbols and measurements that you might not be familiar with. Use the tables below to find out what that "t" in your recipe is really trying to tell you, or how many cups are in a gallon!

Liquid Measures
1 gal = 4 qt = 8 pt = 16 cups = 128 fl oz
1/2 gal = 2 qt = 4 pt = 8 cups = 64 fl oz
1/4 gal = 1 qt = 2 pt = 4 cups = 32 fl oz
1/2 qt = 1 pt = 2 cups = 16 fl oz
1/4 qt = 1/2 pt = 1 cup = 8 fl oz
Dry Measures
1 cup = 16 Tbsp = 48 tsp = 250ml
3/4 cup = 12 Tbsp = 36 tsp = 175ml
2/3 cup = 10 2/3 Tbsp = 32 tsp = 150ml
1/2 cup = 8 Tbsp = 24 tsp = 125ml
1/3 cup = 5 1/3 Tbsp = 16 tsp = 75ml
1/4 cup = 4 Tbsp = 12 tsp = 50ml
1/8 cup = 2 Tbsp = 6 tsp = 30ml
1 Tbsp = 3 tsp = 15ml

Measuring Guide

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

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





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