Pasta Cooking Charts

Are you always guessing how long to cook your pasta and how much to cook? The following charts should help solve the dilemma.



Dry Pasta Cooking Amounts

Two ounces of pasta is considered a serving. The chart below shows how much cooked pasta is produced from 8 ounces of dry pasta for four servings.

Pasta

Uncooked

Cooked

Long Pastas

Bucatini

8 ounces

4 1/2 cups

Cappellini

8 ounces

3 3/4 cups

Linguine

8 ounces

3 3/4 cups

Pappardelle

8 ounces

4 cups

Spaghetti

8 ounces

3 1/2 cups

Spaghettini

8 ounces

3 1/2 cups

Tagliatelle

8 ounces

4 cups

Vermicelli

8 ounces

3 1/2 cups

Short Pastas

Cavatelli

8 ounces

4 cups

Farfalle

8 ounces

4 1/3 cups

Fusilli

8 ounces

4 1/2 cups

Macaroni

8 ounces

4 cups

Medium Shells

8 ounces

3 2/3 cups

Orecchiette

8 ounces

3 1/3 cups

Orzo

8 ounces

3 1/2 cups

Penne

8 ounces

4 cups

Rigatoni

8 ounces

4 1/4 cups

Rotelle

8 ounces

3 1/2 cups

Ziti

8 ounces

5 cups



Dry Pasta Cooking Times

Pasta

Cooking Time (minutes)

Acini de pepe

5 to 6

Capellini

5 to 6

Egg noodles, regular

8 to 10

Egg noodles, extra wide

10 to 12

Elbow macaroni

8 to 10

Farfalle

13 to 15

Fettuccine

11 to 13

Fusilli

11 to 13

Japanese curly noodles

4 to 5

Lasagna noodles

12 to 15

Linguine

9 to 13

Mafalda

8 to 10

Manicotti

10 to 12

Mostaccioli

12 to 14

Penne

9 to 13

Radiatore

9 to 11

Rigatoni

12 to 15

Rosamarina (orzo)

8 to 10

Rotelle

10 to 12

Rotini

10 to 12

Shells, jumbo

12 to 15

Shells, medium and small

9 to 11

Soba noodles

6 to 7

Spaghetti

8 to 10

Vermicelli

5 to 7

Wagon wheel

10 to 12

Ziti

14 to 15



Refrigerated Packaged or Fresh Pasta Cooking Chart

Pasta

Cooked

Capellini

1 to 2

Farfalle

2 to 3

Fettuccine

1 to 2

Lasagna

2 to 3

Linguine

1 to 2

Ravioli

6 to 8

Tortellini

8 to 10

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