Use our **dry to cooked pasta calculator** to get estimated amount of **cooked pasta** you’ll end up with from a given quantity of **dry pasta** (**long, short, or soup**) using **CP = DP × R** formula.

If you start with

100g of dry spaghetti, the calculator might tell you to expect about200-250g of cooked pasta.

## Dry to Cooked Pasta Calculator

Pasta Type | Dry Weight | Expansion Factor | Cooked Weight |
---|---|---|---|

Spaghetti | 75g | 2.0 | 150g |

Penne | 100g | 2.2 | 220g |

Fusilli | 50g | 2.3 | 115g |

Ravioli | 150g | 1.8 | 270g |

Fettuccine | 80g | 2.1 | 168g |

Macaroni | 100g | 2.5 | 250g |

Lasagna Sheets | 120g | 2.0 | 240g |

Orzo | 50g | 2.0 | 100g |

Pappardelle | 100g | 2.1 | 210g |

Bucatini | 75g | 2.2 | 165g |

Cavatappi | 100g | 2.4 | 240g |

Ziti | 100g | 2.2 | 220g |

Gemelli | 50g | 2.3 | 115g |

Tortellini | 120g | 1.9 | 228g |

Soba Noodles | 100g | 2.0 | 200g |

Rice Noodles | 100g | 2.5 | 250g |

## Dry to Cooked Pasta Conversion Formula

**The formula for converting dry pasta to cooked is:**

**Cooked pasta weight = Dry pasta weight × Expansion factor**

The **expansion factor** varies depending on the pasta shape but typically ranges from **1.5 to 2.5**.

For long pasta like spaghetti, using an **expansion factor of 2**:

100g dry pasta × 2 = 200g cooked pasta

Let’s say you have 200 grams of dry penne pasta and the ratio of dry to cooked penne is 1:2. To calculate the weight of cooked pasta, plug in the values:

CP = 200 grams × 2 = 400 grams

A **200 grams** of **dry penne pasta** will yield approximately **400 grams of cooked pasta**.

## How Do You Convert Dry Pasta to Cooked?

Measure the weight of dry pastayou want to cook.Choose the appropriate ratiofor the type of pasta you’re using. As a general rule:

- Long pasta (e.g., spaghetti): 1:1.5 to 1:2
- Short pasta (e.g., penne): 1:1.5 to 1:2
- Soup pasta (e.g., ditalini): 1:1.5 to 1:2
Plug the values into the formula:CP = DP × RCalculate the weight of cooked pastaand use it in your recipe.

Converting **80g of dry penne**

Dry weight: 80g

Shape: Short pasta

Expansion factor: ~2.1

80g × 2.1 = 168g cooked penne(approximately)

Assume you want to cook **8 ounces **of **dry spaghetti**. Using a ratio of **1:2**, we can calculate the amount of** cooked spaghetti**:

CP = 8 ounces × 2 = 16 ounces

**8 ounces of dry spaghetti **will yield approximately **16 ounces of cooked spaghetti**.

## 1 Cup of Dry Macaroni Equals How Much Cooked?

One cup of **dry macaroni** typically yields about **2 to 2.5 cups** of **cooked macaroni**.

1 cup dry macaroni ≈ 100g

Expansion factor for macaroni ≈ 2.2

Cooked weight:100g × 2.2 = 220g

220g cooked macaroni ≈ 2.25 cups

## 100g Uncooked Pasta to Cooked

**Long pasta**(spaghetti, linguine):**100g dry → 200-220g cooked****Short pasta**(penne, fusilli):**100g dry → 210-250g cooked****Filled pasta**(ravioli, tortellini):**100g dry → 170-200g cooked**

**100g dry fusilli**

**100g × 2.3 (expansion factor) = 230g cooked fusilli**

## How Much Does 2 oz Dry Pasta Weigh Cooked?

Two ounces (**56g**) of **dry pasta** typically yields about **4-5 ounces (113-142g)** when cooked.

**2 oz (56g) dry spaghetti**

**56g × 2.1 (expansion factor) = 117.6g cooked spaghetti**

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