How Many Cups of Dry Pasta to a Pound?


Pasta is one of the most versatile foods in the world. From the long noodles of Ramen and spaghetti to the blue boxes of macaroni, almost everyone has had pasta once in their life. The Department of Health estimates one pound of dry pasta is equal to four cups.
Q&A Related to "How Many Cups of Dry Pasta to a Pound?"
One pound of dry pasta equals 2.5 pounds of cooked pasta.
How many cups to a pound depends on the substance that you're measuring. Different materials and substances have different weights; some are much more dense than others.
1 pound of elbow pasta (dry) = 4 cups. 1 pound of spaghetti (2 inch pieces, dry) = 4.75 (4-3/4) cups.
Two ounces of uncooked elbow macaroni type pasta measures about half a cup.
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