How Many Cups Are in a Quart

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If you're wondering how many cups are in a quart of liquid, then you may be preparing a soup- or stock dish in the Instant Pot, have no fear! Here, we break down cup and quart conversions and some helpful tips to make the conversion easier.

How many cups are in a quart

There are 4 cups in 1 quart, which means that there are 32 fluid ounces in 1 quart.

This is helpful to know when preparing a large broth such as our Instant Pot Bone Broth or Instant Pot Ramen. 1 quart of liquid can quickly evaporate in the Instant Pot, and by not adding enough liquid to the dish, you can risk scorching the dish and your Inner Pot base.

This can be caused by improper measurements- specifically- the using of the wrong measuring equipment.

There's a big difference between wet and dry ingredients measuring, and when it comes to measuring cups in a quart, liquid measuring equipment is needed.

For example, if I use a dry measuring cup for measuring Ramen broth, I'll most likely not have enough.

Way to measure cups in a quart

There are many ways you can measure cups in a quart, and should you not have any glass measuring cups handy then you can use a 32-ounce water bottle, milk or juice carton, or 32-ounce mason jars.

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You can also utilize a pitcher, such as a water filter pitcher without the lid or water jug are also great options for quick measurements.

We also have a quick sheet if you want to learn more on basic kitchen conversion measurements. Cups in quart measurements come in handy for recipes such as Instant Pot Peach Ginger Iced Tea or Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup, and here we can see the difference between measuring 4 cups of liquid ingredients to 4 cups of dry ingredients.

And if you want more detail on the breakdown then view our How Many Ounces In A Quart article here.

Here are a few Instant Pot recipes that use 4 cups or more in their prep work:

  1. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
  2. Instant Pot Pork and Beans
  3. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
  4. Garlic Naan
  5. Instant Pot Chili with Dry Beans

Instant Pot Chili with Dry Beans is a perfect example of why having accurate liquid measurements is important. Because the dry beans need space and water to expand, not having enough may cause the pressure process to dry out and scorch the dish.

Same with the steel cut oats. Oats are well known for expanding during the cooking process, and not having enough water can cause the oats to be overly dry- or worse, undercooked.

Nothing's worse than undercook oatmeal and due to the pressure process, you will not be able to rescue it.

If you'd like to learn how to convert oz to cups for the Instant Pot, then we've written a how-to article that you can view by clicking here.

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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