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# Is there a way to measure

Posted by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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pasta after cooking it?

I know the box says 8 servings or whatever- but is there a way to actually measure-by cup or weight when it's been cooked?

I always estimate -and try to figure a bit high-just in case...but I'm just wondering, how do you guys measure it?

by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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by Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM
I think you measure before cooking. I got a measuring thing at Bed Bath and Beyond that has circles and you put the spaghetti through to see how much a portion is.
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM
I use a scale to measure the grams, depending on what the box says a serving is
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Quoting crescentstar2:

I use a scale to measure the grams, depending on what the box says a serving is

so won't the grams be different after cooking? or would it be the same?

I'm trying to figure out iff there is a way to avoid me weighing or measuring FIRST and cooking in a seperate pan rather than just cooking it all together...

by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Sometimes you can look up the brand and it'll say on their site, or you could measure it out dry cook it and see what it weighs after cooked to know for later

Quoting charlotsomtimes:

Quoting crescentstar2:

I use a scale to measure the grams, depending on what the box says a serving is

so won't the grams be different after cooking? or would it be the same?

I'm trying to figure out iff there is a way to avoid me weighing or measuring FIRST and cooking in a seperate pan rather than just cooking it all together...

by Claire on Sep. 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Honestly, I have found that I am much more accurate if I measure out 2 servings dry on my scale and cooking it separately from the kids'. Once it is cooked, I split it in half ( 1 serving for me and 1 for DH). It is best to measure before cooking as the measurements on boxes are always for dry measures-not cooked.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

by Suzanne on Sep. 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

You can measure pasta by the cup after cooking, but measuring by weight prior to cooking is more accurate.  Most pasta is about 200 calories per cooked cup.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."