Tablespoons Conversion

The tablespoon is a unit used to measure butter. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about tablespoons.

Tablespoon Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of butter to convert to.

Butter Volume
Convert tablespoons to sticks of butter
1 tablespoon is equal to 0.125 sticks of butter
Convert tablespoons to cups
1 tablespoon is equal to 0.0625 cups
Convert tablespoons to teaspoons
1 tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons
Convert tablespoons to milliliters
1 tablespoon is equal to 14.786765 milliliters
Butter Weight
Convert tablespoons to pounds
1 tablespoon is equal to 0.03125 pounds
Convert tablespoons to ounces
1 tablespoon is equal to 0.5 ounces
Convert tablespoons to grams
1 tablespoon is equal to 14.1748 grams

Tablespoon Definition and Usage

One tablespoon of butter is equal to 1/8 of a stick or 1/2 ounce.

Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

Tablespoons Measurement Conversion Table

Common tablespoon values and equivalent imperial and metric butter measurements
tablespoons sticks of butter cups teaspoons milliliters pounds ounces grams
1 tbsp 0.125 0.0625 c 3 tsp 14.786765 mL 0.03125 lb 0.5 oz 14.1748 g
2 tbsp 0.25 0.125 c 6 tsp 29.57353 mL 0.0625 lb 1 oz 28.3496 g
3 tbsp 0.375 0.1875 c 9 tsp 44.360295 mL 0.09375 lb 1.5 oz 42.5244 g
4 tbsp 0.5 0.25 c 12 tsp 59.14706 mL 0.125 lb 2 oz 56.6992 g
5 tbsp 0.625 0.3125 c 15 tsp 73.933825 mL 0.15625 lb 2.5 oz 70.874 g
6 tbsp 0.75 0.375 c 18 tsp 88.72059 mL 0.1875 lb 3 oz 85.0488 g
7 tbsp 0.875 0.4375 c 21 tsp 103.507355 mL 0.21875 lb 3.5 oz 99.2236 g
8 tbsp 1 0.5 c 24 tsp 118.29412 mL 0.25 lb 4 oz 113.3984 g
9 tbsp 1.125 0.5625 c 27 tsp 133.080885 mL 0.28125 lb 4.5 oz 127.5732 g
10 tbsp 1.25 0.625 c 30 tsp 147.86765 mL 0.3125 lb 5 oz 141.748 g
11 tbsp 1.375 0.6875 c 33 tsp 162.654415 mL 0.34375 lb 5.5 oz 155.9228 g
12 tbsp 1.5 0.75 c 36 tsp 177.44118 mL 0.375 lb 6 oz 170.0976 g
13 tbsp 1.625 0.8125 c 39 tsp 192.227945 mL 0.40625 lb 6.5 oz 184.2724 g
14 tbsp 1.75 0.875 c 42 tsp 207.01471 mL 0.4375 lb 7 oz 198.4472 g
15 tbsp 1.875 0.9375 c 45 tsp 221.801475 mL 0.46875 lb 7.5 oz 212.622 g
16 tbsp 2 1 c 48 tsp 236.58824 mL 0.5 lb 8 oz 226.7968 g
17 tbsp 2.125 1.0625 c 51 tsp 251.375005 mL 0.53125 lb 8.5 oz 240.9716 g
18 tbsp 2.25 1.125 c 54 tsp 266.16177 mL 0.5625 lb 9 oz 255.1464 g
19 tbsp 2.375 1.1875 c 57 tsp 280.948535 mL 0.59375 lb 9.5 oz 269.3212 g
20 tbsp 2.5 1.25 c 60 tsp 295.7353 mL 0.625 lb 10 oz 283.496 g

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Convert units of length, weight, volume, and area between imperial and metric measures

Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.