How much does a cup of cooked pasta weight?
According to the Food Guide Pyramid and the Diabetic Exchange System, a serving of pasta is ½ cup of cooked pasta (this is equivalent to about 2 ounces of cooked pasta). This would provide approximately 80-100 calories and 15-20 grams of carbohydrate.
On the packet it states, to allow 75g of dried pasta per person. Then on the nutrition side it states that 75g of dried pasta equals approximately 170g when cooked.
- Having trouble measuring recipe ingredients? Here's the scoop.
One cup of this ingredient Weighs approx. this number of ounces And this number of grams Oatmeal (medium) 3 75 Onions (chopped) 5 150 Pasta, fusilli (uncooked) 2.5 - 3 60 - 75 Pasta, penne (uncooked) 3 - 3.5 75 - 100
- Another shaped pasta.
1 cup uncooked macaroni = 4 oz (115g) uncooked macaroni in weight = 2 1/4 cups cooked macaroni.
1/2 pound uncooked macaroni = 225g uncooked macaroni = 4 cups cooked macaroni.
- That circumference yields about 1 cup of cooked pasta as listed at www.barilla.com. So a 1-pound box of dry pasta cooks up to about 8 cups.
For short pastas and egg noodles, like elbow macaroni, shells, spirals, wagon wheels, ziti, etc., 2 ounces uncooked is roughly equal to 1/2 cup dry and about 1 cup cooked (Larger, bulkier shapes such as bowties, penne rigate, rigatoni, and wide noodles may yield more, while smaller shapes such as Stars or Alphabets may
- Since I usually only cook about 1 to 1.5 cups of dry pasta (around 100g to 150g) for bentos, that's the amount I started with. I put 1 cup of macaroni into a fairly small saucepan, added about 2 cups of cold water (just enough to cover completely) plus about a teaspoon of salt, and started cooking at high heat.
- For small portions, for a starter, allow 50g dried or 90g fresh pasta per person. For normal portions, for a lunch with a salad, say, cook 70-80g dried or 100-110g fresh pasta per person. Everything depends, of course, on the quality and the shape of the pasta, and on appetite.
Type of Pasta Uncooked Amount Cooked Amount Elbow Macaroni 2 cups/8 oz. 4 cups Fettuccine 8 oz. 3-1/4 cups Linguine 8 oz. 4 cups Medium Shell 3 cups/8 oz. 4 cups
|Type of Pasta||Uncooked Amount||Cooked Amount|
|Elbow Macaroni||2 cups/8 oz.||4 cups|
|Fettuccine||8 oz.||3-1/4 cups|
|Linguine||8 oz.||4 cups|
|Medium Shell||3 cups/8 oz.||4 cups|
- From lb, pound to oz, ounce quantity.
Amount: 1 lb, pound of Pasta, corn, dry.
Equals: 16.00 of oz, ounce in Pasta, corn, dry.
TOGGLE: from oz, ounce to lb, pound quantities in the other way around.
- Measure penne pasta using measuring cups or a food scale. If you are using measuring cups, a single 2 oz. (57 g) serving is 3/4 cup of dried pasta. Two servings = 1 1/2 cups; four servings = 3 cups; six servings = 4 1/2 cups; eight servings = 6 cups.
- equivalent values
amount, in grams (g) amount, in ounces (oz) 2/3 cup 65 g 2.4 oz 3/4 cup 75 g 2.6 oz 7/8 cup 90 g 3.1 oz 1 cup 100 g 3.5 oz
Updated: 26th September 2018