# Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Teaspoons

Enter the amount of sugar in tablespoons below to get the value converted to teaspoons.

Results in Teaspoons: 1 tbsp = 3 tsp

## How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Teaspoons

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio.

Since one tablespoon of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = tablespoons × 3

The sugar 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

### How Many Teaspoons are in a Tablespoon of Sugar?

There are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tbsp = 3 tsp

## Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.