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# Converting Two Pounds of Potatoes to Cups?

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

February 18, 20101 found this helpful

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.

www.barryfarm.com/.../how_many_cups_in_a_pound_of.htm

February 20, 20100 found this helpful

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.

November 17, 20180 found this helpful

A pint of water weighs a pound. A pint of lead or mashed potatoes would not.

November 13, 20210 found this helpful

Why would I spend money on a scale, I have the internet that I pay for

December 18, 20210 found this helpful

a pints a pound only works with liquid as a pint of lead is going to be quite heavy

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February 23, 20220 found this helpful

A pint of water is a pound of water. This is not accurate for anything else.

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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November 22, 20150 found this helpful

You can convert anything, 3 pounds of potatoes will equal so many cups.

June 28, 20180 found this helpful

Miss Prissy...You must come from the Midwest.

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December 18, 20200 found this helpful

Bless your heart Carol. She was talking about potatoes and you could definitely have given her the answer to how many cups result from dicing 2 pounds of potatoes. Geesh.

February 18, 20103 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.

SOURCE:
www.ncagr.gov/.../facts.htm

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February 19, 20100 found this helpful

You can convert somethings to cups easily, like sugar or flour or rice, but you will have to cook up those potatoes, drain, mash down and measure. Then you will know. Also different potatoes mash up differently.
Gold potatoes probably weigh more than fluffier potatoes like baking potatoes.

July 25, 20230 found this helpful

About 6 - 6.5 US cups

Definitely NOT only 2 cups. That answer was not correct.