Convert Tablespoons to Teaspoons

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

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1 tbsp = 3 tsp

How to Convert Tablespoons to Teaspoons

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the butter by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = tablespoons × 3

The butter in teaspoons is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 3.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 3) = 15 tsp

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


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.


One teaspoon of butter is equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon or about 4.7 grams.

Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

Tablespoon Measurements and Equivalent Teaspoon Conversions

Common tablespoon values converted to the equivalent teaspoon value
Tablespoons Teaspoons
1 tbsp 3 tsp
2 tbsp 6 tsp
3 tbsp 9 tsp
4 tbsp 12 tsp
5 tbsp 15 tsp
6 tbsp 18 tsp
7 tbsp 21 tsp
8 tbsp 24 tsp
9 tbsp 27 tsp
10 tbsp 30 tsp
11 tbsp 33 tsp
12 tbsp 36 tsp
13 tbsp 39 tsp
14 tbsp 42 tsp
15 tbsp 45 tsp
16 tbsp 48 tsp
17 tbsp 51 tsp
18 tbsp 54 tsp
19 tbsp 57 tsp
20 tbsp 60 tsp
21 tbsp 63 tsp
22 tbsp 66 tsp
23 tbsp 69 tsp
24 tbsp 72 tsp
25 tbsp 75 tsp
26 tbsp 78 tsp
27 tbsp 81 tsp
28 tbsp 84 tsp
29 tbsp 87 tsp
30 tbsp 90 tsp
31 tbsp 93 tsp
32 tbsp 96 tsp
33 tbsp 99 tsp
34 tbsp 102 tsp
35 tbsp 105 tsp
36 tbsp 108 tsp
37 tbsp 111 tsp
38 tbsp 114 tsp
39 tbsp 117 tsp
40 tbsp 120 tsp

More Tablespoon Butter Conversions

Butter Volume
Convert to Sticks Of Butter
1 tbsp is equal to 0.125 sticks of butter
Convert to Cups
1 tbsp is equal to 0.0625 cups
Convert to Milliliters
1 tbsp is equal to 14.786765 milliliters
Butter Weight
Convert to Pounds
1 tbsp is equal to 0.03125 pounds
Convert to Ounces
1 tbsp is equal to 0.5 ounces
Convert to Grams
1 tbsp is equal to 14.1748 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!

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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.