An 8 ounce portion of dry spaghetti yields approximately 3 1/2 cups when cooked, while 8 ounces of macaroni yields around 4 cups cooked. The amount of cooked pasta yielded by dry uncooked pasta will vary depending on the type and size of pasta. Larger and bulkier pasta types, such as rigatoni, penne rigate and wide noodles, will yield more cooked pasta per dry pasta amount, while smaller pasta types usually yield less.Continue Reading
Pasta is a traditional staple food in Italian cuisine. It is made from unleavened dough of durum wheat flour, cereals or grain mixed with water. Pasta can be divided into broad categories like short and long, or dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca), with the latter using chicken eggs as a source of liquid instead of water. The most famous legend about the pasta states that it was brought back to Italy by Marco Polo from one of his travels to the Orient. However, pasta may have been introduced to Sicily much earlier that the era of Marco Polo.
The approximate yield for some of the more popular pasta types are listed below.
Some popular pasta dishes are lasagna, macaroni and cheese, linguine with clams, and spaghetti and meatballs. Lasagna is a baked pasta dish composed of sheet-like pasta noodles layered with sauce and fillings. It is traditionally served for large groups.Full Answer >
To make homemade macaroni and cheese, cook the macaroni pasta and add to a sauce of butter, flour, eggs, milk, dry mustard, cheddar cheese, salt, ground black pepper and seasoned salt. For alternative flavors, add cayenne pepper, paprika or thyme to the sauce.Full Answer >
The number of cups in a pound of pasta depends on the type of pasta; for example, smaller pasta like macaroni or penne makes about 9 cups of pasta, while longer, skinny pasta like spaghetti or fettuccine noodles make about 7 cups of pasta. When making pasta, a 1/4 cup of dried pasta makes about 4 ounces, which is a typical serving size. Therefore, a typical 1 lb. box of pasta makes four individual servings.Full Answer >
Four ounces of uncooked pasta is recommended when cooking spaghetti for a group of people. Four servings are included in a 1-lb. package of uncooked pasta.Full Answer >