Since I love pasta, I tried this. I have a food weigh scale at home, I measured dry pasta, say spaghetti (3 oz =1 serving) Cooked it up, and then measured it in a measuring cup. It came out to be roughly 1 1/2 cups of cooked spaghetti. The scales are not very expensive, and very helpful.
This was taken from the National Pasta Association website (ilovepasta.org). Maybe this helps:
It depends on which shape you're cooking, but you'll get a pretty close idea from this chart:
Small to medium pasta shapes (Elbow Macaroni, Medium Shells, Rotini, Twists, Spirals, Wagon Wheels, Bow Ties, Mostaccioli, Penne, Radiatore, Rigatoni) 8 oz. uncooked = 4 cups cooked
Long pasta shapes (Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Linguine, Vermicelli, Fettuccine) 8 oz. uncooked or 1 1/2 inch diameter bunch = 4 cups cooked
Egg Noodles 8 oz. uncooked = 2 1/2 cups cooked
Edited by: DOCNORMOUS at: 9/17/2008 (06:21)
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For most conversions, you can just type "[initial measurement] to [what you want to convert it to]" in a Google search, and it'll do the math for you.
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I assumed you meant 2 oz. of dried pasta because that's the serving size listed on the box. But that's dry weight. I agree that serving size usually comes out to one cup of cooked pasta. I have no idea how much 2 oz. of cooked pasta is.
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I'm referring to 'cooked' pasta - so would you say 1 cup would be 2oz? I'm confused...
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