Take the mystery out of measuring pasta.
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.
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