How Much Do You Need?
Serving eight for dinner and need to know how many cups of pasta a pound will make? Here are some general guidelines for measuring dry versus cooked pasta.
The general rule
Shapes may vary in size according to the manufacturer, so use these measurements as generalizations. One serving size of pasta is just 1/2 cup of cooked pasta.
8 ounces of uncooked small to medium pasta shapes = 4 cups cooked
8 ounces of uncooked long pasta shapes = 1 1/2-inch diameter bunch = 4 cups cooked
8 ounces of uncooked egg noodles = 2 1/2 cups cooked
A quarter = two ounces dry spaghetti
Two ounces of dry long pasta bunched up in your hand, such as spaghetti, thin spaghetti, linguine or vermicelli, is about the same size as the diameter of a quarter. Two ounces of dry pasta yields about 1 cup of cooked pasta (two servings).
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