Cooking is such fun, but sometimes you don't want to cook or bake a full recipe. If you are cooking for one or two people, then making a full casserole or meal just isn't needed. This Printable Kitchen Conversion Chart will show you how to cut a recipe in half so you can waste less, but still cook your favorite meal or treat...just a smaller version!
How to Cut a Recipe in Half
Have you even opened a cookbook or found a recipe on Pinterest and thought, "I don't really need to feed that many people?" Most recipes feed 4-6 people, and a lot of the time, I'm only cooking for my husband and myself and don't really want to waste so much food making a full meal for that many people. I always have the hardest time figuring out how to halve the recipe though...math is just not my thing. To make cutting those recipes in half, I decided to put together a recipe conversion chart that I could keep handy for those times that I need a little kitchen math help!
To print out your own free Kitchen Conversion Chart for Cutting Recipes in Half, click HERE or click the picture above. You can print it out, download it and save it on your phone or tablet or save it to one of your favorite Pinterest boards so you can access it quickly when needed. I keep a printed version on the side of my refrigerator because I need it a lot! I also have it on my iPhone for quick reference if I am shopping for ingredients and don't want to overbuy.
I hope this conversion chart helps you in your kitchen too! Check out more of my helpful printables including cleaning charts and grocery lists HERE on my Printables Page!
Donna M says
Thank you so much Jessica. I made several copies for my mom, aunts and myself. It will
come in handy since each of our households consist of just two people. It will help tremendously
to cut down our favorite family recipes that feed an army down to more manageable amounts.
You are so welcome, Donna! Glad I could help :) ~Jess
Jessica, great cheat sheet it will come in very handy
Great idea many thanks for it
kay moyer says
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sherry little says
how do you cut a recipe in fourths?
Just cut the 1/2 of the recipe in half again! Hope this helps! ~Jess
Jessica, I teach 7 - 9th-grade students how to cook. This how-to will help a lot!
So happy I could help! I love teachers...keep doing an amazing job!
This is so helpful!!! Thank you!
This will really help me as my household was just cut to 1 and I thought cooking for 2 was hard this is harder. That is why this will help as I can cut this 1/2 into 1/2 again and hope it works.
My mother and mother-in-law are both cooking for one now, and I've been thinking about doing a special series on cooking for one, so keep your eyes open for that! I'm glad I could help you with this!! xoxo, Jess
Rebecca Payne says
Thank you so much for this post.
Wow, amazing. This is an excellent post, one that I will be using a lot! Why now? Because as of next fall, it will just be my hubby and I
Jessica, thank you so much for the chart. Now perhaps I can cook something in half the time it takes me now. I'm always trying to figure these things out but now your chart will be at my fingertips. And its pretty!
Thank you for the great chart
You're so welcome!