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How much cooked pasta results from cooking 2 ounces of dry pasta?

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Depending on the size and the shape of the dry pasta, 2 ounces of uncooked pasta will yield between 3/4 cup and 1 1/4 cups of cooked pasta. Larger pastas yield smaller amounts cooked, while smaller pastas yield larger amounts.

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Two ounces of dried pasta is the recommended amount of pasta per serving per person. To simplify calculations, one 16-ounce box of pasta should feed eight people one serving of cooked pasta or four people two servings of cooked pasta. For measuring purposes, 2 ounces of dry pasta is between 1/2 and 3/4 cup of uncooked pasta shapes or a handful of spaghetti about 2 1/8 inches in diameter.

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