How Many Tablespoons In An Ounce

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How many tablespoons in an ounce? This question might come up when you are in the kitchen trying to convert a recipe. In this post will share how to convert tablespoons to ounces.

Measuring cup and measuring spoons.


Have you had a recipe that calls for ounces and need to convert it to tablespoons? We are reviewing how to convert these cooking measurements so that you can be a pro in the kitchen.

You might also be interested in how many ounces in a pound and how many ounces in a cup.

How many tablespoons in an ounce?

There are 2 tablespoons in 1 fluid ounce.

1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

2 ounces = 4 tablespoons

3 ounces = 6 tablespoons

4 ounces = 8 tablespoons

5 ounces = 10 tablespoons

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How to convert tablespoons to ounces

If you would like to convert tablespoons to U.S. fluid ounces, simply multiply the number of tablespoons by 0.5:

Number of tablespoons X 0.5


2 tablespoons X 0.5 = 1 fluid ounce

What is a tablespoon?

A tablespoon is a unit of measure most used in the United States. Often abbreviated as “Tbsp”, it’s equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/2 a fluid ounce. Usually a large dinner spoon is the size of a tablespoon.

The tablespoon is included in the US customary system which comes from the United Kingdom’s imperial system.

What is an ounce?

An ounce is a unit of weight measurement that is most commonly used in the United States. Often abbreviated as “oz”, ounces are used to measure how much something weighs and a fluid ounce measures volume.

Measuring in ounces is also thought to be the most exact form of measurement.

What is a fluid ounce?

A fluid ounce refers to a unit of volume and typically is used to measure liquid. 1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons.

Measuring Liquid Vs Dry Ingredients

How you measure ingredients in the kitchen can vary depending on if they are dry ingredients or wet ingredients.

Dry ingredients are measured in weight and liquid ingredients are measured by volume.

How to measure dry ingredients

Dry ingredients are things like flour, sugar, cornmeal, and more. These types of ingredients can be measured using a scale or by using measuring cups and measuring spoons.

2 tablespoons1 ounce
4 tablespoons2 ounces
6 tablespoons3 ounces
8 tablespoons4 ounces
10 tablespoons5 ounces

How to measure wet ingredients

Liquid ingredients include things like oil, water, milk, vanilla extract, and more. It’s best to use liquid measuring cup to measure liquids.

CupsFluid Ounces
1/2 cup4 fluid ounces
1 cup8 fluid ounces
2 cups16 fluid ounces

Tips for converting a tablespoon to an ounce

  • Using a kitchen scale is very helpful when measuring and helps to get accurate measurments.
  • Try to avoid over or under measuring.
Measuring cup and tablespoons.


There are 2 tablespoons in one ounce. If you need help in the kitchen, refer back to these conversion charts. Happy cooking!

FAQ: Converting tablespoons to ounces

How much is 1 ounce in teaspoons and tablespoons?

6 teaspoons = 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce

How many cups in an ounce?

1 cup = 8 ounces

How many milliliters in one ounce?

30 milliliters = 1 ounce

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