Asked by: Mariama Nivela
asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th February, 2020

How much pasta is needed for a crowd?

The calculations are based on Barilla's recommendations, which are roughly 2 ounces of dry pasta per person.

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Also to know is, how many boxes of pasta do I need for 50 people?

To use this food quantity chart:

Food Type Approximate Amount for 50 Servings Serving Size Per Person
Cooked, oatmeal, grits about 2 gals. cooked (app. 2 lbs dry) 2/3 cup
Cold app. 5 boxes ½-1 cup
Coffee Cake 4 8" bundt cakes 1 regular slice
Pasta, as side dish, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles 4-5 16 oz. pkgs. 1/2 cup, cooked

Likewise, how much pasta do you need per person? For small portions, for a starter, allow 50g dried or 90g fresh pasta per person. For normal portions, for a lunch with a salad, say, cook 70-80g dried or 100-110g fresh pasta per person.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how much pasta do I need for 40 people?

It would take approximately 10 pounds of dry pasta to feed 40 people as a main course. The exact amount it would take depends on the type of pasta being served, the size of the portions and the sizes and ages of those eating it. In general, it takes 4 ounces of dried pasta to make one serving.

How many pounds of pasta do I need for 8 adults?

A pound of pasta is about right for 8 people -- the portion is generally about 2 ounces dry per person.

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