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# Conversion for Large Elbow Macaroni?

I have a recipe that calls for 1 lb. of large elbow macaroni. I could only find a 24 ounce package. How many cups do I use for 1 lb.? I measured the 24 ounces and it's 7 cups.

March 27, 20170 found this helpful

Well, 1 lb is 16 ounces. So, you would use 16 ounces of macaroni. Which should come out to around a little more than 4 and 1/2 cups.

April 24, 20170 found this helpful

Liquid measure has 8 ounces equalling 1 cup. Dry measure is different. 7 cups equals about 24 ounces.

Anonymous
September 4, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you

April 2, 20190 found this helpful

There are volume ounces and measured ounces. Not the same thing.
4 measured oz of applesauce does not weigh the same as 4 measured oz of powdered sugar.

So, the question is, how many cups (8 oz measured) of cooked macaroni do you yield from 1 lb (16 oz weighed) of uncooked pasta?

March 27, 20170 found this helpful

16 ounces is a pound Use 2/3 of the package.

March 28, 20170 found this helpful

If you ever need help again with conversations - Google is your best friend.

I searched : how heavy is 24 oz to pound

Results say

24 ounce is 1.5 pounds.

So I would 80% off the bag.

Anonymous
July 18, 20180 found this helpful

That would be 60% of the bag I believe.

If you need 1 lb, and have 1.5 lbs, divide the package into 3 equal parts, 2 of the divisions equals 1 lb and you will have 1/2 lb left over.

July 23, 20173 found this helpful

1 cup = 8 oz = 1/2 lb.
2 cup = 16 oz = 1 lb.

August 29, 20174 found this helpful

1 cup of liquid is 8 fl oz. 1 cup of dry elbow macaroni is 1/4 pound

January 17, 20181 found this helpful

Thank you for actually answering JUST the question I asked. My recipe called for 1/2 lb. macaroni, and since I did not still have the container it came in, I was unsure how much that was in cups.

The other comments got me more confused than when I started--yours was so concise and all I needed to know! Thanks, again.

June 18, 20200 found this helpful