Equivalent raw vs cooked pasta weight?

Does anyone know how many grams of cooked pasta one should eat? I know the serving size is measure dry.

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  • duskyjewel
    duskyjewel Posts: 286 Member
    That's a really individual determination. I know 2 oz is one cup cooked, and that's usually regarded as a normal serving.
  • texasredreb
    texasredreb Posts: 541 Member
    That's the common conversion I found online, but it takes ounces or grams and converts that to cups. I was hoping for a weight to weight conversion not a weight to volume conversion.

    Thanks for chiming in though!!
  • LyndaBSS
    LyndaBSS Posts: 6,970 Member
    The reason you weigh pasta dry is because water weight is the only difference between raw and cooked.
  • lemurcat2
    lemurcat2 Posts: 7,899 Member
    Why not test it? If you really want to regularly use a cooked weight, weigh dry and then cooked once and then you have your answer.

    For how much, depends on how many calories you want to devote to the pasta itself. I'm usually good with about 200, but others will have different answers.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,756 Member
    edited August 2019
    According to the USDA, Pasta, Cooked, Unenriched, With Added Salt, 4 ounce = 178 calories, so slightly less than the 200 calories you'd get from 2 oz dry.

    I personally like 5 oz cooked pasta for my meals. That's 223 calories.
  • texasredreb
    texasredreb Posts: 541 Member
    Thanks y'all! I'll play around with it and see what I can come up with. I like my pasta al dente, so I'm sure that will affect end weight.