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This is the amount of Italian pasta that is cooked per person.

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Are you one of those people who, whenever they prepare an Italian pasta dish at home, make enough for the entire neighborhood? Don’t worry, it’s quite common to go overboard when cooking pasta on occasion, especially when preparing spaghetti. But this time, we’re going to help you better control the quantities. However, if you want to, because as you know, at “La Mafia se sienta a la mesa” restaurants, we always aim high with our pasta dishes, with very generous servings so you can enjoy them to the fullest

How much pasta do we need per person?

Although there are some general rules for calculating the grams of pasta per person, it is important to note that this depends on the type of pasta, especially if it is dry or fresh. So in this article, we detail how many grams of pasta we use for each type of preparation.

Pasta dishes from the “La Mafia se sienta a la mesa” menu How many grams of pasta to cook per person?

If it’s dry pasta, 80 to 100 grams of pasta per adult person is enough, or 50 to 70 grams if it’s for a child, this measure works for both macaroni and spaghetti. For fresh stuffed pasta, about 150 grams would be good for an adult, and 80 grams for children. If it’s noodles for soup, 30 to 40 grams can be a perfect amount.

Grams of dry pasta per person The amount of dry pasta ranges from 80 to 100 grams per person for adults and from 50 to 70 grams for children. This measure works for both macaroni and spaghetti.

To give you an idea, on pasta packages, manufacturers usually indicate the reference intake for an average adult is 85 grams. Therefore, the usual 500-gram packages of spaghetti or macaroni are enough for six servings. If the servings are generous or we want to make sure there will be leftovers, we can opt for 100 grams. This way, we would get five servings from a half-kilo package.

Homemade tricks for calculating the pasta serving per person For short pasta, such as macaroni, you can use a normal 250-milliliter glass as a measure, which when filled would be equivalent to a serving. A small dessert plate can also work since the pasta expands in size when cooked. Or, a plate that, when filled as if for eating (without reaching the edges), would be equivalent to two servings.

For long pasta, such as spaghetti or tagliatelle, we can use a pasta serving utensil, a ladle that often includes a hole in the center that fits the measure of spaghetti for one person. Much easier, but slightly less precise, is to take a handful of spaghetti with your hand.

Amount of macaroni per person The recommended serving of macaroni per person is 80 to 100 grams. From a 500-gram package, we will get 5 or 6 servings.

  • Macaroni per person: 80-100 grams
  • Macaroni for two people: 160-200 grams or approximately 1/3 of the 500-gram package. • Macaroni for four people: 320-400 grams or approximately 2/3 of the 500-gram package.

Amount of spaghetti per person

The recommended grams of spaghetti per serving range from 80 to 100 grams. That is, from a normal half-kilo package of spaghetti, we will get about 5 or 6 servings.

  • Spaghetti per person: 80-100 grams
  • Spaghetti for two people: 160-200 grams or approximately 1/3 of a 500 gram package.
  • Spaghetti for four people: 320-400 grams or approximately 2/3 of a 500 gram package. Grams of fresh pasta per person

If we talk about fresh pasta, the grams per person range between 80 and 120, depending on the generosity of the serving and the sauce that accompanies it. Grams of filled fresh pasta per person (quantity for ravioli) For filled fresh pasta, we will serve about 150 grams per adult person and about 80 if we are cooking for children. This will be the amount of ravioli per person, as well as other filled pastas. Gnocchi per person If you are going to eat this type of Italian pasta made with potatoes, you will need to cook about 130 grams per person.

Quantity of noodles per person

Around 30-40 grams of noodles per person will suffice for making soup. And that’s it for our tips on calculating pasta per person! If you want to enjoy its flavor in authentic Italian recipes, we are waiting for you at our La Mafia restaurants. Find us in your city and come and enjoy with us the #PiacereOriginale!