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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,896
7/5/10 7:32 P

"My measuring cup says that 2 oz are 1/4 of a cup"

Yep - but that is for liquids.

If you don't have a scale, take the package and divide the pasta into the number of portions stated on the box. Then bag the individual portions.

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TROPICAL_PUNCH Posts: 211
7/5/10 6:17 P

Because of the different shapes and sizes of pasta, generally, you are not going to get an accurate measurement of you pasta with measuring cups. I agree with MEGRI25, a scale is your best option for getting the correct measurement of pasta.

Edited by: TROPICAL_PUNCH at: 7/5/2010 (18:17)
MEGRI85 Posts: 71
7/5/10 2:21 P

I had this problem about a year ago as well because I used to eat pasta like it was about to stop existing. I solved it by buying a little food scale from Target; it's just way too much trouble to guess how much dried pasta was supposed to fit in that cup. you could also try making more than one serving and measuring out portion sizes after it's cooked; a serving of cooked pasta is 1/2 to 1 cup,I think (depending on the shape of the pasta?), because it swells up when you cook it. hope that helps!

LYNNLUX Posts: 45
7/5/10 1:24 P

Hi everyone,
quick question, how many oz of dry noodles are equivalent to one cup (liquids)?
My measuring cup says that 2 oz are 1/4 of a cup, which would mean a toooon of calories for a teeny tiny portion of noodles.

Thank you for you help!

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