Measuring Dry Pasta?

January 28, 2018

How many cups in 16oz of dry penne pasta?



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January 29, 20181 found this helpful
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Pasta doubles in size. 16 ounces is 4 cups dry and 8 cups cooked.

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January 31, 20180 found this helpful
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If you are only looking for dry measurements, then it is 4 cups.

If you want cooked measurements, then it is double this which means it is 8 cups.

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Most sites show penne pasta as medium size but there is also a mini size penne. Instructions are usually given for the medium size.

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  • Penne - 5 cups - 9-1/2 cups cooked
  • Most instructions show this measurement:
  • 8 ounces of uncooked small to medium pasta shapes = 4 cups cooked
  • Measure penne pasta using measuring cups or a food scale. If you are using measuring cups, a single 2 oz. (57 g) serving is 3/4 cup of dried pasta.
  • Two servings = 1 1/2 cups; four servings = 3 cups; six servings = 4 1/2 cups; eight servings = 6 cups.
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January 28, 20180 found this helpful

I think 2 cups dry and 4 cups cooked

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January 29, 20180 found this helpful

It can vary depending on brand. But here's a ball point you can reference:

Penne 8 oz. (uncooked) 4 cups (cooked)


Since yours is 16 oz (uncooked) it would yield 8 cups when cooked.

Then if you want to measure dry:

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