Pounds to Tablespoons Conversion Calculator

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1 lb = 30.675565391454 tbsp
1 lb ≈ 30 2/3 tbsp

How to Convert Pounds to Tablespoons

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a pound measurement to a tablespoon measurement, divide the weight multiplied by 30.675565 by the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = pounds × 30.675565ingredient density

Thus, the weight in tablespoons is equal to the pounds times 30.675565, divided by the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to tablespoons for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 lb = 5 × 30.6755650.7 = 219.111181 tbsp

Pounds and tablespoons are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.

For cooking and baking ingredients, you can get more specific results using our butter, flour, sugar conversion calculators.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Tablespoons are in a Pound?

The actual volume of a pound will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many tablespoons of various wet and dry ingredients are in a pound.

Pound measurements converted to tablespoons for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Pounds: Volume in Tablespoons of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 lb 30.68 tbsp 29.5 tbsp 34.86 tbsp 57.99 tbsp 43.82 tbsp
2 lb 61.35 tbsp 58.99 tbsp 69.72 tbsp 115.98 tbsp 87.64 tbsp
3 lb 92.03 tbsp 88.49 tbsp 104.58 tbsp 173.96 tbsp 131.47 tbsp
4 lb 122.7 tbsp 117.98 tbsp 139.43 tbsp 231.95 tbsp 175.29 tbsp
5 lb 153.38 tbsp 147.48 tbsp 174.29 tbsp 289.94 tbsp 219.11 tbsp
6 lb 184.05 tbsp 176.97 tbsp 209.15 tbsp 347.93 tbsp 262.93 tbsp
7 lb 214.73 tbsp 206.47 tbsp 244.01 tbsp 405.91 tbsp 306.76 tbsp
8 lb 245.4 tbsp 235.97 tbsp 278.87 tbsp 463.9 tbsp 350.58 tbsp
9 lb 276.08 tbsp 265.46 tbsp 313.73 tbsp 521.89 tbsp 394.4 tbsp
10 lb 306.76 tbsp 294.96 tbsp 348.59 tbsp 579.88 tbsp 438.22 tbsp
11 lb 337.43 tbsp 324.45 tbsp 383.44 tbsp 637.87 tbsp 482.04 tbsp
12 lb 368.11 tbsp 353.95 tbsp 418.3 tbsp 695.85 tbsp 525.87 tbsp
13 lb 398.78 tbsp 383.44 tbsp 453.16 tbsp 753.84 tbsp 569.69 tbsp
14 lb 429.46 tbsp 412.94 tbsp 488.02 tbsp 811.83 tbsp 613.51 tbsp
15 lb 460.13 tbsp 442.44 tbsp 522.88 tbsp 869.82 tbsp 657.33 tbsp
16 lb 490.81 tbsp 471.93 tbsp 557.74 tbsp 927.81 tbsp 701.16 tbsp
17 lb 521.48 tbsp 501.43 tbsp 592.6 tbsp 985.79 tbsp 744.98 tbsp
18 lb 552.16 tbsp 530.92 tbsp 627.45 tbsp 1,044 tbsp 788.8 tbsp
19 lb 582.84 tbsp 560.42 tbsp 662.31 tbsp 1,102 tbsp 832.62 tbsp
20 lb 613.51 tbsp 589.91 tbsp 697.17 tbsp 1,160 tbsp 876.44 tbsp
21 lb 644.19 tbsp 619.41 tbsp 732.03 tbsp 1,218 tbsp 920.27 tbsp
22 lb 674.86 tbsp 648.91 tbsp 766.89 tbsp 1,276 tbsp 964.09 tbsp
23 lb 705.54 tbsp 678.4 tbsp 801.75 tbsp 1,334 tbsp 1,008 tbsp
24 lb 736.21 tbsp 707.9 tbsp 836.61 tbsp 1,392 tbsp 1,052 tbsp
25 lb 766.89 tbsp 737.39 tbsp 871.46 tbsp 1,450 tbsp 1,096 tbsp
26 lb 797.56 tbsp 766.89 tbsp 906.32 tbsp 1,508 tbsp 1,139 tbsp
27 lb 828.24 tbsp 796.38 tbsp 941.18 tbsp 1,566 tbsp 1,183 tbsp
28 lb 858.92 tbsp 825.88 tbsp 976.04 tbsp 1,624 tbsp 1,227 tbsp
29 lb 889.59 tbsp 855.38 tbsp 1,011 tbsp 1,682 tbsp 1,271 tbsp
30 lb 920.27 tbsp 884.87 tbsp 1,046 tbsp 1,740 tbsp 1,315 tbsp
31 lb 950.94 tbsp 914.37 tbsp 1,081 tbsp 1,798 tbsp 1,358 tbsp
32 lb 981.62 tbsp 943.86 tbsp 1,115 tbsp 1,856 tbsp 1,402 tbsp
33 lb 1,012 tbsp 973.36 tbsp 1,150 tbsp 1,914 tbsp 1,446 tbsp
34 lb 1,043 tbsp 1,003 tbsp 1,185 tbsp 1,972 tbsp 1,490 tbsp
35 lb 1,074 tbsp 1,032 tbsp 1,220 tbsp 2,030 tbsp 1,534 tbsp
36 lb 1,104 tbsp 1,062 tbsp 1,255 tbsp 2,088 tbsp 1,578 tbsp
37 lb 1,135 tbsp 1,091 tbsp 1,290 tbsp 2,146 tbsp 1,621 tbsp
38 lb 1,166 tbsp 1,121 tbsp 1,325 tbsp 2,204 tbsp 1,665 tbsp
39 lb 1,196 tbsp 1,150 tbsp 1,359 tbsp 2,262 tbsp 1,709 tbsp
40 lb 1,227 tbsp 1,180 tbsp 1,394 tbsp 2,320 tbsp 1,753 tbsp

Pounds

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.[2]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

Tablespoons

The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[3] One tablespoon is equal to just under 14.8 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is equal to 15 milliliters.[4]

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. 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.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  3. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
  4. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures