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Butter Conversion Chart

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If you’re ever in a bind and need to quickly convert tablespoons of butter to grams, or vice versa, you’ll be happy to know that we have a handy butter conversion chart.

This chart will also tell you how much butter is equivalent to other common measurements, such as tablespoons, cups, sticks, grams, and ounces. Scroll down and print a copy for your kitchen.

Sticks of butter and a butter conversion chart.

Our chart is a convenient reference to have on hand, saving you a lot of time and hassle in the kitchen.

Multiple Ways to Measure Butter

Recipes often refer to butter measurements in several ways. Sometimes you might see a recipe call for two sticks of butter, while another recipe calls for 1 cup of butter. Some use grams, tablespoons, or ounces to add to the confusion. 

Standard U.S. sticks of butter typically have marks that delineate tablespoon and cup measurements. However, European butter does not usually have those markings on the wrappers.

If you’re unsure how to convert the measurements, our butter conversion chart will help make things easier. This chart will help you figure out how much butter you need for your recipe.

Scroll down to grab a printable copy of the butter conversion chart.

Several shapes and sizes of U.S. and European butter.

How to Measure Butter

You can measure butter in a few different ways. 

  • Weigh it on a scale.
  • Pack softened butter into a measuring cup or measuring spoon.
  • Use the markings on the wrapper (however, not all butter has the measuring marks). 

The most accurate way to measure butter is to weigh it on a scale. Most recipes will do just fine if the measurement is off by a smidgen, but if you need precise measurements, use a scale. 

The problem with packing butter into measuring cups and spoons is that air pockets can get trapped and displace some of the butter. This means you might end up with a little less than you need.

If you have markings on the wrapper, you can use them to get a close estimation. However, the markings are usually not lined up precisely with the edges of the stick of butter. 

 Sticks of Butter to U.S. Cups and Grams

There is a slight variation between European and American measuring cups. European cups have 250 mls of liquid volume, while U.S. cups have 240 mls. 

Our charts use U.S. cups as the base measurement since we live in the U.S. If you live in the UK or Australia, keep this slight adjustment in mind. Most recipes won’t be impacted by the slight difference.

Sticks of ButterU.S CupsGrams
2 sticks 1 cup227 grams
1 stick 1/2 cup 113.4 grams
1/2 stick 1/4 cup57 grams
1/4 stick1/8 cup28 grams
A butter knife, stick of butter, measuring cups, and a measuring spoon.

Sticks of ButterTablespoonsTeaspoons
1 stick824
3/4 stick618
1/2 stick412
1/4 stick26

Sticks of ButterGramsMilliliters
1 stick113 grams118 milliliters
3/4 stick85 grams89 milliliters
1/2 stick57 grams59 milliliters
1/4 stick28 grams29.5 milliliters

Several sticks of U.S. butter.

Tablespoons of ButterOuncesGrams
4 tablespoons2 ounces57 grams
3 tablespoons1.5 ounces43 grams
2 tablespoons1 ounce28 grams
1 tablespoon0.5 ounce14.2 grams

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a pat of butter?

A pat of butter is not a standard measurement. The amount in a pat of butter will vary anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons. Think of a pat as the amount you would spread on your pancake, toast, or biscuit. Sometimes restaurants serve pats of butter in individual packets or in fancy molded shapes

How many teaspoons is a stick of butter?

There are 24 teaspoons in a stick of butter. There are three teaspoons in a tablespoon and eight tablespoons in a stick of butter.

Can I use this butter conversion chart for margarine?

If you purchase margarine in stick form, you can use this chart to measure your margarine.
Spreadable margarine (sold in tubs) has air and other ingredients whipped into it. Do not use this chart for spreadable margarine in tubs.

How do I measure butter without a scale?

If you don’t have a scale you can measure the butter with measuring cups or spoons. You can also use the marks on the outside of the wrapper if you have U.S. sticks of butter.

How do I measure butter in a measuring cup?

If you want to measure butter in a measuring cup, you will need to let it sit at room temperature to get soft. Once it is soft, pack it into a measuring cup and ensure there are no air pockets. Level the top off with the back of a knife.

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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