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How Many Cups in a Can? Can Size Conversion Chart

by Krista
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In recipes, you will come across some that may require a certain oz or measurement in it such as a 5 oz can, but you only have a 28 oz can on hand. If you are following any older recipe, the author may not have included the size of the can, but instead used cups as the measurement.

This chart is a helpful tool that will break down ounces into cups so that you can measure the ingredients easily and be on your way with cooking (or baking).

Can Size to Cups Chart

Can Size Cup Size Equivalent
5 ⅓-ounce
#1 (11 ½ ounce)1 ⅓
12-ounce1 ½
15-ounce1 ¾
#300 (14 to 16 ounce)1 ¾
#303 (16-17 ounces)2
#2 (18-20 ounces)2 ½
#2 ½ (29 ounces)3 ½
#3 (46 ounces)5 ¾
#5 (56 ounces)7
#10 (6 pounds)12
The chart above shows can size compared to the volume in cups.

Common Can Measurement Questions

How Many Cups is 4 oz of Milk?

8 ounces equal 1 cup, so 4 ounces would equal ½ a cup or half a cup.

How Many Cups in an 8 oz Tomato Sauce?

There is 1 cup in an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce.

How Many Cups in an 16 oz Can of Pumpkin?

There are 2 cups of pumpkin in one 16 oz can. On the other hand, a 29 oz can of pumpkin equals 3 ½ cup

How Much is 1 Cup of Milk in Ounces?

1 cup of milk equals 8 oz.

How many Cups in a Can of Chicken Broth?

There are about 6 cups in an 48 oz can of chicken broth and 1.8 cups (or about 1 cups) in a 14.5 oz can of chicken broth.

Can Size Examples in Cups

Evaporated Milk

A 12 oz can of evaporated milk equals 1 ½ cups in recipes. This is a tall can of Nestlé Carnation evaporated milk, and they are also available in 5 ½ oz size, which would equal of a cup.

Condensed Milk

A 13 oz can of condensed milk equals 1 ⅔ cups in recipes. If you have a 14 ounce can, the conversion would be the same.

Tomato Sauce

A 29 oz can of tomato sauce equals 3 ½ cups in recipes. If you were wondering how many ounces were in a large can of tomatoes or tomato sauce like this Hunt’s sauce, then this will help!

How many cups in a can chart

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