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Converting Dry Macaroni Measurements

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This is a guide about how to convert dry macaroni measurements. Some recipes call for a certain number of ounces of pasta, instead of the number of cups. It is important to be able to convert back and forth from ounces to cups properly, so that the recipe is made correctly.


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By 3 found this helpful
September 9, 2007

Does anyone have a conversion chart for dry macaroni just how many cups is 8 oz.?


By jsham (Guest Post)
September 12, 20075 found this helpful
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Most containers will give the approximate number of servings, as well as the number of servings in the container. Say the size of the box is 16 oz. and the number of servings is 8,with serving size being 1/2 cup. With this you can figure the results you need. In this case, 16 oz. (total weight);8 servings per container; 1/2 cup per serving. So, if there is 8 servings in 16 oz. then 2 oz. is a serving, and 2 oz. equils 1/2 cup. This means that there are 4 cups in l6 oz. so 8 oz. would be 2 cups.
I hope I have made this clear (I have taken these number amounts from my box of elbow macaroni. so I feel it is pretty accurate.

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March 27, 2017

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.

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

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

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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.

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April 24, 20170 found this helpful

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

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July 23, 20170 found this helpful

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

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August 29, 20172 found this helpful

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

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August 10, 2017

How many cups of elbow macaroni in a 12 ounce box of macaroni?


August 10, 20170 found this helpful

You have 3 cups of dried macaroni This will double when cooked.

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

In a 12oz box of macaroni you will have 6 cups of cooked macaroni. If you have an 8oz box of macaroni this will yield 4 cups.


So for every ounce of macaroni in a box it will yield 1/2 cups of cooked macaroni.

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

I believe this question always gets a lot of confusing answers as no one seems to measure pasta/macaroni in the same way. Dry measurement does not always equal out the same as liquid measurements and the type/size of macaroni can make a difference in how many cups in 12 ounces.
Here is an excellent site to ask any of your cooking questions.

http://www.answ  acaroni?#slide=2

And if you really want to be confused - read some answers from past posts of ThriftyFun.

http://www.thri  easurements.html

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August 11, 20170 found this helpful

It is six cups cooked

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August 14, 20170 found this helpful

A 12 oz box has approximately 3 cups of dry macaroni. Your quantity will double when cooked so you will then have about 6 cups of cooked pasta.

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