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How to Cut Down Recipes

How to Cut Down Recipes

Need to cut a recipe or a measurement down by half or more?
Here is a handy guide from Taste of Home to help you out.
Print this and keep it taped inside your cupboard door.



ORIGINAL AMOUNTHALF
THE AMOUNT
ONE-THIRD
THE AMOUNT
1 cup1/2 cup1/3 cup
3/4 cup6 tbsp1/4 cup
2/3 cup1/3 cup3 tbsp + 1-1/2 tsp
1/2 cup1/4 cup2 tbsp + 2 tsp
1/3 cup2 tbsp + 2 tsp1 tbsp + 1-1/4 tsp
1/4 cup2 tbsp1 tbsp + 1 tsp
1 tbsp1-1/2 tsp1 tsp
1 tsp1/2 tsp1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp1/4 tsp1/8 tsp
1/4 tsp1/8 tspdash

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon



Measurement Amounts
Here's a listing of how many tablespoons and teaspoons are in larger measuring cup amounts. This may make it easier for you to downsize your recipes by one-half or one-third.

1 cup = 16 tablespoons
Half of 1 cup = 8 tablespoons
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons
Half of 3/4 cup = 6 tablespoons
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons
Half of 1/2 cup = 4 tablespoons
1/3 cup = 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
Half of 1/3 cup = 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons
Half of 1/4 cup = 2 tablespoons
1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons
Half of 1/8 cup = 1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon = 1-1/2 teaspoons

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