Pasta Cooking Recipe Clarification

When it says, “3/4lb of hot cooked pasta,” is that a before cooking weight, or an after cooking weight?

Thanks so much!


  • Posted by: Chuck
  • November 29, 2022
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Nancy November 30, 2022
It’s hard to know for sure, because that ingredient is written awkwardly.
Another way to decide is based on the number to serve.
As it says 3/4 lb, either way you measure the recipe will give each of 6 people about 2 oz., which is a moderate serving.
But since most people measure their pasta before cooking (and it’s easier to do that way), I would measure dry pasta. Then cook and serve
Nancy November 30, 2022
And, as dry pasta absorbs water and approximately doubles in volume when cooked, you’ll get more nutrition from 3/4 lb measured dry than from 3/4 lb measured cooked.
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