How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon?

Tablespoons and teaspoons are units of volume that are handy for measuring smaller amounts of ingredients (e.g. spices, oils, vanilla extract)

that wouldn’t be practical to weigh on a scale and are too small to measure in cups.

They are essential to cooking and baking and used in both the metric and imperial systems.

When working with a limited set of measuring spoons or scaling your favorite recipes up or down, memorizing this kitchen fact will save time:

1 tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons

1. How many teaspoons in a tablespoon?  1 U.S. tablespoon = 3 U.S. teaspoons

2. How many teaspoons in a ½ tablespoon?  ½ U.S. tablespoon = 1½ U.S. teaspoons

3. How many ¼ teaspoons in a tablespoon?  1 U.S. tablespoon = 12 U.S. ¼ teaspoons

4. How many teaspoons in 3 tablespoons?  3 U.S. tablespoons = 9 U.S. teaspoons

 5. How many tablespoons in ¼ cup?  ¼ U.S. cup = 4 tablespoons