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Measuring Pasta Size

Did you know the perfect single portion of pasta is the size of a baseball? Whether you’re fueling up for a big game or just need a delicious dinner to eat while you cheer on your favorite team tonight, pasta is the perfect choice for a tasty and sustaining meal. 

When you cook pasta, 2 ounces (56 g) of dry pasta per person is a good rule of thumb to follow. What does 2 ounces (56 g) of dry pasta look like? It depends on the shape. Use the helpful charts below to create perfect portions of pasta every time.

Long Shapes

BARILLA PASTA - PRODUCT YIELDS
Long Shapes DRY PASTA - 2-OUNCE SERVING CUPS COOKED PASTA CUPS UNCOOKED PASTA PER PKG CUPS COOKED PASTA PER PKG
Capellini 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 1 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 8-1/2 cups
Fettuccine 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 1 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 9 cups
Linguine 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 1 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 8 cups
Linguine Fini 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 3/4 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 6-1/2 cups
Spaghetti 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 1 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 8-1/2 cups
Spaghettoni 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 1 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 9 cups
Spaghettini 2-1/8 inches (circumference) 1 cup 5-3/4 inches (circumference) 9 cups

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Short Shapes

BARILLA PASTA - PRODUCT YIELDS
Short Shapes DRY PASTA - 2-OUNCE SERVING CUPS COOKED PASTA CUPS UNCOOKED PASTA PER PKG CUPS COOKED PASTA PER PKG
Cut Macaroni 1/2 cup 1-1/8 cups 4 cups 9 cups
Farfalle 3/4 cup 1-1/4 cups 6-1/3 cups 9 cups
Pennette Rigate 1/2 cup 1 cup 4 cups 8 cups
Penne Lisce 1/2 cup 1-1/4 cups 5 cups 9 cups
Penne Rigate 2/3 cup 1-1/4 cups 5 cups 9-1/2 cups
Rigatoni 3/4 cup 1-1/4 cups 5-2/3 cups 10 cups
Rotini 1/2 cup 1 cup 5 cups 8 cups

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Soup Shapes

BARILLA PASTA - PRODUCT YIELDS
Soup Shapes DRY PASTA - 2-OUNCE SERVING CUPS COOKED PASTA CUPS UNCOOKED PASTA PER PKG CUPS COOKED PASTA PER PKG
Ditali 1/3 cup 1-1/4 cups 2-1/4 cups 9-1/2 cups

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Shells

BARILLA PASTA - PRODUCT YIELDS
Shells DRY PASTA - 2-OUNCE SERVING CUPS COOKED PASTA CUPS UNCOOKED PASTA PER PKG CUPS COOKED PASTA PER PKG
Medium Shells 3/4 cup 1-1/8 cups 6 cups 9 cups

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Gluten Free

BARILLA PASTA - PRODUCT YIELDS
Gluten Free pasta DRY PASTA - 2-OUNCE SERVING CUPS COOKED PASTA CUPS UNCOOKED PASTA PER PKG CUPS COOKED PASTA PER PKG
Spaghetti (circumference) 2 1/4 inch 1 cup 5 1/2 inch 6 1/2 inch
Elbows 1/2 cup 1 cup 3 cups 6 cups
Rotini 3/4 cup 1 cup 4 cups 5 1/3 cups
Penne 3/4 cup 1 cup 3 3/4 cups 5 cups

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Collezione

BARILLA PASTA - PRODUCT YIELDS
Collezione DRY PASTA - 2-OUNCE SERVING CUPS COOKED PASTA CUPS UNCOOKED PASTA PER PKG CUPS COOKED PASTA PER PKG
Egg Pappardelle XXX cup XXX cup XXX cup XXX cups
Egg Lasagne XXX cup XXX cup XXX cup XXX cups
Egg Tagliatelle XXX cup XXX cup XXX cup XXX cups
Pappardelle (Semonlina) XXX inches XXX cup XXX inches XXX cups

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