PASTA POINTERS: Measuring Pasta
In a recipe; you may see the amount of pasta either is ounces or cups…and this is because they are all shaped so differently.
Uncooked pasta that you can easily pour into a cup is measured by volume (cups) and long pasta such as spaghetti is usually measured by weight. Below are some conversions for pasta.
PASTA DRY WEIGHT COOKED VOLUME
Medium Egg Noodles 4 cups 5 cups
Elbow Macaroni 2 cups 4 cups
Penne 2 cups 4 cups
Spaghetti 8 oz. 3 ½ cups
Linguine 8 oz. 4 cups
Fettuccine 8 oz. 4 cups
Angel Hair 8 oz. 3 ½ cups