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How Much Pasta?

Take the mystery out of measuring pasta.

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How much do you really need?

When your recipe calls for 8 ounces of a type of dried pasta and your 16-ounce package has only a portion left, how do you know how much to use? Here's a measuring chart for quick reference. All weights are for a 1-cup measure of the uncooked type of pasta.

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Type of Pasta Amount
Bow ties, large or small 2 ounces
Cavatelli 3 ounces
Ditalini 4-1/2 ounces
Macaroni, elbow or rings 4 ounces
Mostaccioli 3 ounces
Noodles, all sizes 2 ounces
Orecchiette 3 ounces
Penne 3 ounces
Rigatoni 2-1/2 ounces
Rotini 2-1/2 ounces
Shells, medium 3 ounces
Wagon wheels 3 ounces
Ziti 3 ounces
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