Pappardelle / Tagliatelle Portions
I want to make some pasta with fresh corn and tomatoes this week, and I was going to use either papardelle or tagliatelle, which I don't think I've ever cooked with before. I always make recipes that call for a pound of pasta so that we have leftovers to take for lunch, which sometimes mean doubling recipes, etc. When I was in the store today all the packages of papardelle and tagliatelle that I found were 8 ounces, which is also what all the recipes called for. Just wondering, are the portion sizes for these pastas different than for others? I.e., should I really be doubling the recipe and getting two packages of pasta, or is 8 ounces of papardelle / tagliatelle the equivalent of a pound of penne/linguine/etc.? Hope that makes sense. Thanks!
A pound of pasta is a pound of pasta. The difference is only whether you'll be having it as a main dish or as an appetizer portion. Cook the amount by weight that you would with any other pasta and it'll turn out more or less the same. For 2 or us, I almost always cook a pound of any kind of pasta (for a main dish) so that there are leftovers. For 4 people I'll do 1-12 lbs.