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Converting Two Pounds of Potatoes to Cups

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If you are cutting up potatoes for a recipe you will most likely need to measure them in cups. This is a guide about converting two pounds of potatoes to cups.


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February 18, 2010

I am trying to convert pounds to cups. If I have 2 lbs of potatoes, how many cups is that?

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February 18, 20100 found this helpful
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This site says one pound of potatoes is approx 2 cups cooked/mashed. So 2 pounds of spuds would be 4 cups. Use that as a starting point. I would think most potato recipes would be somewhat forgiving, not like baking cakes, etc. where exact measurements count.


http://www.barr  n_a_pound_of.htm

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February 20, 20100 found this helpful
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Hmm...a pint's a pound the world around. Two cups in a pint, So 2 pounds of potatoes is approximately 4 cups.
Buy a kitchen scale. I bought a cheap one years ago and it's the best way to figure this out.

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February 18, 20100 found this helpful

You can't convert pounds to cups, you can only estimate. They are 2 different systems of measuring. Pounds measure weight and cups measure volume. Consider having 2 pounds of potatoes and 2 pounds of marshmallows. You would have considerably more cups of marshmallows than you would of potatoes.

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February 18, 20100 found this helpful

This one differs a bit:

> How many potatoes are in a pound?

Three medium potatoes equal about 1 pound.
ONE pound of potatoes will yield 3 cups peeled & sliced;
2 1/4 cups peeled and diced;
2 cups mashed; or
2 cups of french fries.

http://www.ncag  tatoes/facts.htm

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