Saturday, May 25, 2024

How many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon?

Are you a professional cook? Are you a homemaker who cooks food daily? If you are any of those you need to know the general measurements and conversions of materials. How much sugar do you need to put in a dessert? How much salt a dish requires? All of this can be answered by knowing the details about measurements. The crucial question of how many teaspoons are there in a tablespoon is often heard by us. But not many of us know how much exactly it is. In this post, we will be answering your question and make you become a season chef or baker.

1 tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons

There are times when we are baking our favorite cake and don’t know how much sugar we should put in. If you are directed in the recipe that 1 tablespoon needs to be put in the dish it can get complicated. If you know this simple method that 1 table spoon is equal to 3 teaspoon things will become very easy for you. You can bake everything and measure sugar, baking powder and other things easily.

Is there a difference between Metric and imperial teaspoons?

It is a known fact that US follows imperial measuring scale and the rest of the world uses metric scale and system. There is a little different between metric and imperial system. 1 metric teaspoon is 5 mm and 1 imperial teaspoon is 4.93mm. If you have a set of spoons that you have bought from different parts of the world you can judge it according to these measurements.

Details about Teaspoons and Tablespoons

The most astonishing thing is that a many recipes get messed up because people don’t know how many teaspoons is a tablespoon. Even the best home cooks don’t know the exact details. We are sharing a complete chart of the measurements for you.

Tablespoon (tbsp)   Teaspoon (tsp)

4 tbsp                        12tsp

3tbsp                          9tsp

2tbs                            6tsp

1tbsp                          3tsp

1/2 tbsp                      1 ½ tsp

The pattern that is used above is that every number is multiplied by 3 because 1 tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons.

How to measure dry measurements

There are dry ingredients like baking powder, spices, flour and other things. Such things need you to measure in Tablespoons and teaspoon. There are times when you check out a recipe and you are told about specific tablespoons. It becomes difficult for you to know how much you should put inside the recipe. Here are the details of measuring different ingredients.

Tablespoons to Teaspoons

  • Tablespoon (tbsp)
  • Teaspoon (tsp)
  • 4 tbsp 12 tsp
  • 3 tbsp 9 tsp
  • 2 tbsp 6 tsp
  • 1 tbsp 3 tsp
  • 1/2 tbsp 1 ½ tsp

Cups to Tablespoons

World has become so advances and the cooking field has discovered so many different dishes. When more amount of ingredients are required to put inside a dish you need to know the details about cups and tablespoons as well.

Cup (c) Tablespoon (tbsp) Teaspoon (tsp)

  • 1 c 16 tbsp
  • 48 tsp 3/4 c 12
  • tbsp 36 tsp 2/3 c 10
  • tbsp + 2 tsp 32
  • tsp 1/2 c 8 tbsp 24 tsp
  • 3/8 c 6 tbsp 18 tsp
  • 1/3 c 5 tbsp + 1 tsp 16 tsp 1/4 c
  • 4 tbsp 12 tsp 1/6 c 2 tbsp + 2 tsp 8
  • tsp 1/8 c 2 tbsp 6 tsp
  • 1/16 c 1 tbsp 3 tsp


In the above mentioned charts we have made it possible for you to make your next favorite dishes without any problems. Now you can look up for any kind of recipe on the internet and you would be able to find out what measurements and quantity you need to put in a dish.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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