I was trying to quickly scale a recipe, and found this old chart hidden among my recipe files. I thought it might come in handy for those that are looking to do the same.

Original Recipe Measure |
Half Scaled Measure |
Double Scaled Measure |

1/8 tsp. |
Dash or Pinch |
1/4 tsp. |

1/4 tsp. |
1/8 tsp. |
1/2 tsp. |

1/2 tsp. |
1/4 tsp. |
1 tsp. |

1 tsp. |
1/2 tsp. |
2 tsp. |

1 1/4 tsp. |
5/8 tsp. |
2 1/2 tsp. |

1 1/2 tsp. |
3/4 tsp. |
3 tsp. (1 tbsp.) |

1 3/4 tsp. |
7/8 tsp. |
3 1/2 tsp. |

2 tsp. |
1 tsp. |
4 tsp. |

2 1/2 tsp. |
1 1/4 tsp. |
5 tsp. |

1 tbsp. |
1 1/2 tsp (1/2 tbsp.) |
2 tbsp. |

1 1/2 tbsp. |
1 1/4 tsp. |
3 tbsp. |

2 tbsp. (1/8 cup) |
1 tbsp. |
1/4 cup |

3 tbsp. |
1 1/2 tbsp. (4 1/2 tsp.) |
6 tbsp. |

4 tbsp. (1/4 cup, or 2 fl. oz.) |
2 tbsp. |
1/2 cup |

1/3 cup |
2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. |
2/3 cup |

1/2 cup (4 fl. oz.) |
1/4 cup |
1 cup |

2/3 cup |
1/3 cup |
1 1/3 cups |

3/4 cup |
3 tbsp. |
1 1/2 cups |

1 cup (1/2 pint) |
1/2 cup |
2 cups |

1 1/4 cups |
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. |
2 1/2 cups |

1 1/3 cups |
10 tbsp. + 2 tsp. |
2 2/3 cups |

1 1/2 cups |
3/4 cup |
3 cups |

1 2/3 cups |
1/2 cup + 1/3 cup |
3 1/3 cups |

1 3/4 cups |
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp. |
3 1/2 cups |

2 cups (1 pint) |
1 cup |
4 cups (1 quart) |

2 1/2 cups |
1 1/4 cups |
5 cups |

3 cups (1 1/2 pints) |
1 1/2 cups |
6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) |

3 1/2 cups |
1 3/4 cups |
7 cups |

4 cups (2 pints, or 1 quart) |
2 cups (1 pint) |
8 cups (1/2 gal.) |

4 1/2 cups |
2 1/4 cups |
9 cups |

5 cups (1 1/4 quarts) |
2 1/2 cups |
10 cups (2 1/2 quarts) |

5 1/2 cups |
2 3/4 cups |
11 cups |

6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) |
3 cups (1 1/2 pints) |
12 cups (3 quarts) |

7 cups (1 3/4 quarts) |
3 1/2 cups |
14 cups |

8 cups (2 quarts, or 1/2 gal.) |
4 cups (1 quart) |
1 gal. |

10 cups (2 1/2 quarts) |
5 cups |
5 quarts |

3 quarts (3/4 gal.) |
6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) |
1 1/2 gal. |

14 cups (3 1/2 quarts) |
7 cups |
7 quarts |

1 gal. |
1/2 gal. |
2 gal. |

2 gal. |
1 gal. |
4 gal. |

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Thank you very much!!!! It is exactly what I was search online for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen

Hi Karen,

I’m glad you found this handy. I used it myself this weekend, too.

When I found it in my files, I immediately knew somebody out there would need a chart like this.

omg thank you so much I was losing my mind!! I need to go back to school!! lol!

This is a GREAT REFERENCE!! Well done you!!! Many thanks!

This is awesome I will be using it a lot, especially since my math is terrible. thank you

OMG! I can’t tell you how useful this will be someone new at cooking like myself! Thank you so much! You just saved me a LOT of money! ;)

Thank you so much. I was looking for that website.

I’ve always had trouble with fractions and this chart makes it so easy working with recipes. Thank you so much!!

Awesome! Thanks!! Usedit for kids homework.

thank you!! the site really helps me out.. I saved it in my bookmarks in my phone for future use..

I wish you had 3 1/4 cups halved, then it would be more useful

Thank you so much I added your site to my favorites so I could go back when I need to…Math has always been my weakness. could you add for triple and quadruple recipes and also for larger quantities 10X;s or more for larger social gatherings.

My church has a luncheon after services and I was picked to make couple side and one main dish for 60 to 80 people. I have until July 20,2014 to do something.

Sure — I’ll try to get that together for next weekend :)

So glad I found this was very helpful

Thank you for this helpful chart