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Pasta Measuring Chart and Guide

Pasta Measuring Chart and Guide

Have you ever been stuck staring at the pasta box trying to figure out how much spaghetti it will actually make? You're not alone! We struggle with that too, so we made a handy pasta measuring guide to help you figure it all out. Take a look at our pasta measuring chart to figure out how many cups of cooked pasta you'll get from eight ounces of dry long and short pastas.

This chart is an easy way to handle pasta measuring for common recipes using spaghetti and macaroni, as well as lesser known types like orecchiette and pappardelle. Never lose time figuring out how much pasta you need for dinner again! Once you know how much pasta you need, check out our resources on how to cook pasta and the different recipes to make with it.

Long Pastas

Pasta Measuring Chart

Pastas Uncooked Cooked
Bucatini 8 oz. 4 1/2 cups
Cappellini 8 oz. 3 3/4 cups
Fettuccine 8 oz. 4 cups
Linguine 8 oz. 3 3/4 cups
Pappardelle 8 oz. 4 cups
Spaghetti 8 oz. 3 1/2 cups
Spaghettini 8 oz. 3 1/2 cups
Tagliatelle 8 oz. 4 cups
Vermicelli 8 oz. 3 1/2 cups

Short Pastas

Pasta Measuring Chart

Pastas Uncooked Cooked
Cavatelli 8 oz. 4 cups  
Farfalle 8 oz. 4 1/3 cups
Fusilli 8 oz. 4 1/2 cups
Macaroni 8 oz. 4 cups
Medium Shells 8 oz. 3 2/3 cups
Orecchiette 8 oz. 3 1/3 cups
Orzo 8 oz. 3 1/2 cups
Penne 8 oz. 4 cups
Rigatoni 8 oz. 4 1/4 cups
Rotelle 8 oz. 3 1/2 cups
Ziti 8 oz. 5 cups

Now that pasta preparation is easier than ever with our pasta measuring chart, look for some dinner recipes for your upcoming meal plans. Browse our fettuccine alfredo, chicken tetrazzini and baked ziti recipes to try out your new pasta measuring skills. Don't forget the sides either! You can find delicious salads, breads and more at My Food and Family.

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