Convert Pounds to Tablespoons

Enter the butter in pounds below to get the value converted to tablespoons.

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1 lb = 32 tbsp

How to Convert Pounds to Tablespoons

To convert a pound measurement to a tablespoon measurement, multiply the butter by the conversion ratio. One pound is equal to 32 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = pounds × 32

The butter in tablespoons is equal to the pounds multiplied by 32.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to tablespoons using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 32) = 160 tbsp

Pounds and tablespoons are both units used to measure butter. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


Butter in the US is most commonly sold by the pound, which contains 4 sticks, or 16 ounces.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of butter. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.


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.

Pound Measurements and Equivalent Tablespoon Conversions

Common pound values converted to the equivalent tablespoon value
Pounds Tablespoons
1 lb 32 tbsp
2 lb 64 tbsp
3 lb 96 tbsp
4 lb 128 tbsp
5 lb 160 tbsp
6 lb 192 tbsp
7 lb 224 tbsp
8 lb 256 tbsp
9 lb 288 tbsp
10 lb 320 tbsp
11 lb 352 tbsp
12 lb 384 tbsp
13 lb 416 tbsp
14 lb 448 tbsp
15 lb 480 tbsp
16 lb 512 tbsp
17 lb 544 tbsp
18 lb 576 tbsp
19 lb 608 tbsp
20 lb 640 tbsp
21 lb 672 tbsp
22 lb 704 tbsp
23 lb 736 tbsp
24 lb 768 tbsp
25 lb 800 tbsp
26 lb 832 tbsp
27 lb 864 tbsp
28 lb 896 tbsp
29 lb 928 tbsp
30 lb 960 tbsp
31 lb 992 tbsp
32 lb 1,024 tbsp
33 lb 1,056 tbsp
34 lb 1,088 tbsp
35 lb 1,120 tbsp
36 lb 1,152 tbsp
37 lb 1,184 tbsp
38 lb 1,216 tbsp
39 lb 1,248 tbsp
40 lb 1,280 tbsp

More Pound Butter Conversions

Butter Volume
Convert to Sticks Of Butter
1 lb is equal to 4 sticks of butter
Convert to Cups
1 lb is equal to 2 cups
Convert to Teaspoons
1 lb is equal to 96 teaspoons
Convert to Milliliters
1 lb is equal to 473.17648 milliliters
Butter Weight
Convert to Ounces
1 lb is equal to 16 ounces
Convert to Grams
1 lb is equal to 453.5936 grams

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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.