Pasta calories

(19 Posts)
MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 13:22:35

Do you count the cooked pasta calories or weigh the pasta raw then cook it.

Not sure if this makes sense..............

Buttercup27 Tue 28-Apr-15 13:24:37

Ooh I've always wondered this as I'm never sure if I'm supposed to weigh it before or after cooking not helpful but watching with interest.

MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 13:49:37

bumping for buttercup and I

FelixFelix Tue 28-Apr-15 13:51:31

I count dry weight. I usually go by the guide on the back of the packet for how many grams to cook per portion because I'm terrible for cooking too much pasta!

MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 14:16:38

I'm not to bad at cooking it i am just trying to figure out if 100g of dry pasta = the calories or 100g of cooked pasta.

UnoPan Tue 28-Apr-15 14:17:44

Portion control on pasta is ridiculous. 'One cup of pasta'.......one portion. For a very small mouse, yes.

It's dry weight - you don't cook and then weigh.

MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 14:29:47

thank you, races off to eats loads more at dinner!!!!!!!!!

Buttercup27 Tue 28-Apr-15 18:25:06

Brilliant news! More pasta grin

FelixFelix Tue 28-Apr-15 18:45:50

Was everyone measuring the amount after cooking? grin I bet you hardly ate anything!

MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 18:49:26

Was never sure so had small amount. Even with that the calories in pasta are high anyway!!!

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Tue 28-Apr-15 18:51:14

100g dry is about 370 calories if that helps

MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 19:08:26

Am now questioning my home made chips are the uncooked or cooked weight for calories

FelixFelix Tue 28-Apr-15 19:27:39

Meg if you're using MFP, I usually weigh the potatoes before cooking then add these and any oil etc to MFP, rather than cooked weight.

MegCleary Tue 28-Apr-15 20:21:41

Will give that a tRy cheers, am using mfp tricky at times when cooking for whole family.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Tue 28-Apr-15 20:32:59

If you're weighing it afterwards you're just weighing the extra water, surely?

Millierose20 Mon 18-May-15 11:47:47

I'm having a quandary on this one too. I have scanned on MFP and it says 110g is 150cals. Yet on the back of bag it says 100g is 160 cals and and 180g cooked (75g dry portion) is 270 cals.

I've weighed out 75g dry so is this 270 cals? Does that sound about right?

Millierose20 Mon 18-May-15 11:48:15

Oops 100g not 110g

mrswhiskers Mon 18-May-15 19:26:46

75g of dry pasta is around 180g and 220 calories when cooked.

Millierose20 Wed 20-May-15 16:03:08

Thanks Mrs Whiskers.

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