Pasta for 120?

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  1. lentil

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    I'd doing penne topped with broccoli, chicken, and sauce for 120 tomorrow evening.  How much dry pasta would you cook?

    Senior citizens-light eaters mostly.
     
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  2. panini

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    approx 5 portions per pound if it's the only entree.

    pan

    hopes someone confirms. been a long time
     
  3. petemccracken

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    Armed Forces recipe guide suggests 10-12 pounds/100, scaling up that comes to 12-14.5 pounds for 120.

    Here pasta is cheap and I'd probably go 16 pounds, simply because it come in four pound bags @ $3.79/bag
     
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  4. lentil

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    Thanks, Guys.  I was thinking 12-14 lvs, but I'll throw in a bit more to be sure.
     
  5. chefedb

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    I get 6 portions to pound  Here are the figures(Ziti or Rigatonni) Spaghetti and Linguinni differs.in volume

    1 lb raw pasta cooked=2 lbs

    2 lbs is 32 ounces

    32 divided by 6 people is 5.3 ounces of just the pasta

    Now your adding 3 ounce sauce and chick and broc.

    thats over 8 ounces more then enough

    Bring 2 xtra boxes pasta with you for backup uncooked You can always cook it then, have a pot of water boiling.
     
  6. lentil

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    Thanks, chefedb.  I had some left over, but that's better than running out!