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March 11, 2011 8:30 AM
How many cups/cup is 2 oz of pasta? I have seen it that 2 oz is 1 cup of cooked pasta...is this true?
March 11, 2011 8:32 AM
Yep, it's true.

2 oz dry = 1 cup cooked
March 11, 2011 8:33 AM
I'm so glad you asked this! I've been wondering about this conversion for awhile! thanks!
  4362382
March 11, 2011 8:33 AM
Yep, 1 cup is what you get!
  397159
March 11, 2011 8:34 AM
yep. I have a food scale and weigh most things now. Its totally worth it to buy one, help me measure chips and snacks. 2oz of pasta cooks up to about 1 cup, depending on the size and shape of your pasta.
  2722866
March 11, 2011 8:35 AM
Not much at all - Not really sure but 2 oz It's just a tease as far as I am concerned - I love pasta which is a problem for me - I switched to whole wheat. Very interested in seeing what type of responses you get as I really need to know this myself.
  4990358
March 11, 2011 8:35 AM
The pasta I eat (generic grocery store brand) says on the box that a serving size is 2 oz or 3/4 cup DRY
March 11, 2011 8:37 AM
QUOTE:

yep. I have a food scale and weigh most things now. Its totally worth it to buy one, help me measure chips and snacks. 2oz of pasta cooks up to about 1 cup, depending on the size and shape of your pasta.


I agree. I've realized I have NO clue what a portion size actually looks like. Hopefully after a while I'll be able to tell and the scale won't be necessary.
March 11, 2011 8:38 AM
It isn't very much at all. Everyone else is right with it coming out to about 1 cup. I have been avoiding it since it is way easy to over eat w/ pasta so make sure you get your veggies in there.
March 11, 2011 8:41 AM
you should check out these sites for visual food estimates:

http://education.wichita.edu/caduceus/examples/servings/visual_estimates.htm

http://caloriecount.about.com/article/when_you_cant_measure_estimate_portions
  107542
March 11, 2011 8:42 AM
I uses a scale to measure 2 oz. of dry spaghetti which turned out to be 4.4 ounces cooked. It's remarkable how little that really is. I find that easier as the amount that fits into a cup totally depends upon the size and shape of the pasta.
March 11, 2011 9:04 AM
Wait a minute. The serving size is of uncooked pasta? I've been measuring out 2 oz of cooked pasta as a serving.
March 11, 2011 3:22 PM
Thank you everyone.
March 11, 2011 3:45 PM
I buy the Barilla whole grain spaghetti. It's 14oz/box, I cook half a box at a time (7g) and eat half then, half later (3.5oz pasta). It's an easy way to estimate if you don't have a food scale. Don't really care how many cups it is cooked out.
  3535297
March 5, 2013 3:55 PM
Thank you for this post. This helped me to much. I thought that I ate over 1400 calories in 1 cup of spaghetti noodles and then I read this and noticed that dry and wet are different sizes. Thanks again
July 29, 2013 6:46 PM
Thank you so much for posting this. I googled it and was stoked this site came up. I'm trying to enter my dinner right now and was really discouraged when I thought I ate 840 calories just in noodles.
December 19, 2013 11:10 AM
One small size leftover of pasta and meat sauce took up soooo much of my calories for the day and sodium ... I wont do it again!! Feeling bummed=( Looks like broccoli for dinner tonight..grrr
  54313647
January 2, 2014 9:20 PM
I really enjoy pasta- I love all the different sauces too
Fettuccine Alfredo, pesto, all the creamy stuff- I have decided to cook for myself- so I can e joy these dishes and be sure of what I put in the sauce etc.
even knowing what 1 cup dry is on regards to calories really helps- of course my issue is the noodle-
Exactly- measuring noodles. Elbows, speghetti is probably best on a scale !!!!
I am just learning to be able to eat what I enjoy and still maintain a healthy body weight, and mind and spirit- to many people are out of shake because dieting makes them miserable- it Just does not need to be that way!
That's my call and my goal!!!!
January 3, 2014 5:47 PM
Can any one help me with the reverse problem? If I have 3oz of cooked pasta what is that in dry (since all the pasta listed in the database is in dry measurements)

Thanks
  36725489
January 3, 2014 5:50 PM
QUOTE:

Wait a minute. The serving size is of uncooked pasta? I've been measuring out 2 oz of cooked pasta as a serving.


Oh no! You've been ripping yourself off! The 2oz serving size listed on the package is indeed for UNCOOKED pasta!
  11320597
January 22, 2014 12:17 PM
Hi every one new to myfitnesspal ! I'm making linguine tonight I was wondering if 2oz uncooked past equals 1 cup cooked??
March 23, 2014 2:41 PM
Thank you! I just started counting calories today and my mom planned on spaghetti tonight for dinner. This really helps me out.
March 23, 2014 7:25 PM
2oz of pasta is also so many grams. (maybe 100 but not sure- its on the food label of the pasta) I think its best that you weigh it out in grams on your scale. that is what I do so I don't over portion
  49713959
March 23, 2014 7:46 PM
QUOTE:

2oz of pasta is also so many grams. (maybe 100 but not sure- its on the food label of the pasta) I think its best that you weigh it out in grams on your scale. that is what I do so I don't over portion


56 grams. 1 ounce is 28 grams, 2 ounces are 56 grams and so on :)
  11320597
April 7, 2014 12:35 PM
Me too, thanks!

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