Penne Pasta Weights, Calories & Servings

In this article, I’ll be covering everything you need to know about penne pasta weights, calories, and servings for various types and brands of dried penne pasta.

Including; before and after cooking weight tables, a serving calculator to help you work out servings per person, and calorie charts to help you find the exact information you need.

penne pasta in tomato sauce in a bowl

Penne Pasta Before & After Cooking Weights

When penne pasta is cooked, it absorbs the water it’s cooked in and increases in weight by an average of around 2.25 times the original dry pasta weight.

Based on this information, we can estimate the average before and average cooking weights of penne pasta and convert cooked weights back to the original dry weight, which can be helpful for recipes and calorie counting.

Dry to Cooked Penne Pasta Weight Table

Use the table below to determine how much various dry penne pasta servings will weigh when it’s cooked based on an average increase of 2.25 times the original weight.

This is based on averages, and weights can vary depending on the cooking time and pasta brand.

Dry Penne Pasta Weight (in Grams & Ounces)Penne Pasta Weight Once Cooked (in Grams & Ounces)
25g/0.88oz56g/1.98oz
50g/1.76oz113g/3.99oz
75g/2.65oz169g/5.96oz
100g/3.53oz225g/7.94oz
125g/4.41oz281g/9.91oz
150g/5.29oz338g/11.92oz
175g/6.17oz394g/13.9oz
200g/7.05oz450g/15.87oz
225g/7.94oz506g/17.85oz
250g/8.82oz563g/19.86oz
275g/9.7oz619g/21.83oz
300g/10.58oz750g/26.46oz
Table to show how much a serving of dry pasta weighs once cooked.

Penne Pasta Cooked Weights to Dry Weight Conversions

The table below will help you estimate the original dry penne pasta weight of various servings of cooked pasta.

This is based on averages, and weights can vary depending on the cooking time and pasta brand.

Cooked Penne Pasta Weight (in Grams & Ounces)Original Dry Weight (in Grams & Ounces)
50g/1.76oz22g/0.78oz
75g/2.65oz33g/1.64oz
100g/3.53oz44g/1.55oz
125g/4.41oz56g/1.98oz
150g/5.29oz67g/2.36oz
175g/6.17oz78g/2.75oz
200g/7.05oz89g/3.14oz
225g/7.94oz100g/3.53oz
250g/8.82oz111g/3.92oz
275g/9.7oz122g/4.3oz
300g/10.58oz133g/4.69oz
Table to show how much cooked pasta would weigh before cooking (dry Weight).

Penne Pasta Serving Sizes

Recommended serving sizes for penne pasta vary between brands, and there’s also conflicting information on how much pasta you should have per serving.

Many packs recommend a serving of 56g of dried pasta, whereas some recommend 75g or more. So I cooked and weighed various servings of pasta to get a weight for various portions to find out how much pasta you get per serving.

I found that a 56g serving of dry penne pasta is small and probably too small for most people, whereas 100g of dry pasta will produce a larger serving.

The table below shows how much dry penne pasta you will need per serving size, along with an average cooked weight:

Penne Pasta Serving SizeDry Penne Pasta WeightCooked Penne Pasta Weight
Small56g/2oz126g/4.44oz
Medium75g/2.65oz169g/5.96oz
Large100g/3.53oz225g/7.94oz
Extra-large125g/4.41oz281g/9.91oz
Table to show the weight of average penne pasta servings.

Penne Pasta Serving Calculator

The calculator below will help you work out how much dry penne pasta you will need to feed any number of people for various portion sizes. It also includes before and after cooking weights (in grams and ounces.

Please note that this calculator is based on average weights and assumes that penne pasta will increase in weight by 2.25 times the original dry weight once cooked.

Select a serving size, along with the number of people you’re cooking for, to get the information you need:

For much more information on pasta weights and servings, you might like to take a look at the article below:

Pasta Weights, Conversions & Servings (With Calculator)

Penne Pasta Average Calories

I’ve collected data from several pasta brands to get an average calorie value that works for most types of pasta.

The average amount of calories in white penne pasta is 357kcal per 100g/3.5oz, and whole-grain (brown) pasta contains an average of 321kcal per 100g/3.5oz.

The tables below show how many calories on average are in white and brown penne pasta for each serving size based on the dry pasta weight.

White Penne

White Penne Pasta Serving SizeDry Penne Pasta WeightCalories Per Serving
Small 56g/2oz200kcal
Medium 75g/2.65oz268kcal
Large100g/3.53oz357kcal
Extra-large125g/4.41oz446kcal
Table to show the weight of average calories per serving size of white penne pasta.

Whole Grain Penne

Whole Grain Penne Pasta Serving Size Dry Penne Pasta WeightCalories Per Serving
Small56g/2oz180kcal
Medium75g/2.65oz241kcal
Large100g/3.53oz321kcal
Extra-large125g/4.41oz401kcal
Table to show the weight of average calories per serving size of whole-grain penne pasta.

Penne Pasta Weights & Calories Per Brand

In this section, I’ve listed the penne pasta calories for popular brands and various types of penne.

The tables below show calories for the brands recommended serving and calories per 100g/3.5oz pasta. Please note that figures are based on dry pasta weights unless stated otherwise.

Penne Pasta TypeCalories Per ServingCalories Per 100g/3.5oz
Banza (chickpea Penne) 190kcal (56g/2oz)339kcal
Barilla White Penne200kcal (56g/2oz)357kcal
Barilla Whole-Grain Penne180kcal (56g/2oz)321kcal
Barilla Protein+ Penne190kcal (56g/2oz)339kcal
Barilla Gluten-Free Penne190kcal (56g/2oz)339kcal
Barilla Ready Pasta Fully
Cooked Penne
190kcal (120g/1cup
cooked weight)
339kcal
Barilla Mini Penne200kcal (56g/2oz)357kcal
Barilla Red Lentil Penne180kcal (56g/2oz)321kcal
De Cecco Penne200kcal (56g/2oz)357kcal
De Cecco 100% Organic Penne 200kcal (56g/2oz)357kcal
Great Value Penne200kcal (56g/2oz)357kcal
Napolina Penne 267 (75g/2.6oz)356kcal

For much more information on pasta calories, including a pasta calorie calculator, you might like to take a look at the article via the link below:

Pasta Calories Per Serving (For Various Shapes & Types)

More Penne Pasta FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Penne Pasta calories, weights, and servings, in case there’s anything else you need to know:

Which penne pasta has the least calories?

If you’re looking for a lower-calorie penne pasta option, choose whole-grain penne which contains 20kcal less per 100g of dry pasta than the white version.

How much does 50g of penne pasta weigh once cooked?

Penne pasta will increase in weight by an average of 2.25 times the original dry pasta weight. Based on this, 50g of dry penne pasta will weigh around 133g when it’s cooked.

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