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N33D2LOSE50
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7/28/13 11:11 P

It has thank you for your help!



DFRISHE
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7/28/13 6:59 P

The conversion is 112 grams dry pasta = 224 grams cooked pasta. My husband and I actually experimented with this one. We weighed out 112 grams of dry pasta which is one serving, cooked it, drained it, and weighed it again and it was 224 grams. Hope this helps.



N33D2LOSE50
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7/11/13 11:31 P

Thank u for all the wonderful feedback n the link provided.



CLARK971
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7/11/13 6:58 P

Yojulez and Bunnykicks are right. You can really stretch the pasta with other stuff. I made pasta for dinner. The veggies (artichoke hearts, eggplant and spinach) added a lot to the meal so the pasta on my plate was less than a serving. With adding the veggies and using less pasta, I even had calories for an ounce of ground Italian sausage sprinkled in it.

Edited by: CLARK971 at: 7/11/2013 (19:01)


YOJULEZ
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7/11/13 6:33 P

I think I was the one who originally posted the link to the pasta yields that BUNNYKICKS linked to. The 1 cup measurement applies to stuff like spaghetti. But if you do penne or rigatoni, it's 1 1/4 cup :) It really is a decent amount once you put it in a bowl and have other things included with it.



BUNNYKICKS
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7/11/13 6:21 P

Heh, I've been on half- and two-thirds cup portion sizes for so long, that a Full Cup sounds positively decadent ha ha!!! It's not so bad if you bulk it up with piles of sauteed veg (mushrooms, peppers, zuchinni, onions).



LDHAWKE
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7/11/13 6:03 P

* SIGH *

And that is the AH-HA moment. One cup of pasta is just not enough.

*SIGH*



SIMONEKP
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7/11/13 5:49 P

2oz is dry weight. If you've already cooked it then 1 cup is approximately equal to a serving.



LDHAWKE
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7/11/13 5:47 P

Agree with the others. Measure it dry or you will cheat yourself on the amount of pasta you can eat.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/11/13 5:40 P

Always dry. Pasta changes volume a LOT based on how you cook it, so the only way to measure it accurately is dry. :)



BUNNYKICKS
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7/11/13 5:37 P

Measure it dry.

Someone recently posted a very helpful guide for measuring pasta in both dry and cooked form, this might be helpful

www.thekitchn.com/ounces-to-cups-a-guide-t
o-estimating-pasta-yield-179180




N33D2LOSE50
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7/11/13 5:33 P

I would like to know how to accurately account for the amount of calories in pasta. Should I measure the recommended 2 oz while it's cooked or uncooked? Please help because I measured it dry.



 
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