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Calories in Cooked Penne Pasta

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Dakota Karratti has been writing fitness and health articles since 2010. Her work has appeared in the "Salisbury University Flyer" and "WomanScope NewsMagazine." Karratti has been a Certified Nursing Assistant in Delaware since 2008. She is currently enrolled in The University of Alabama's Nutrition and Food Science BS program.
Calories in Cooked Penne Pasta
A bowl of penne pasta with tomato sauce. Photo Credit Olha_Afanasieva/iStock/Getty Images

Penne pasta is a classic dried pasta shape, structured as a tube, much like ziti. Dried tube pastas tend to have ridges on the outside so that they can grab on to the pasta sauce and adhere to it. This pasta shape is a straight tube, cut off at each end in an angle. Italian manufacturers tend to use copper machinery to cut and form penne pasta.

Calories in Penne

One serving of penne pasta is 2 ounces, equal to 1/2 cup of dry pasta or 1 cup of cooked pasta. Two ounces of penne contains 200 calories. Carbohydrates contribute 168 calories to a serving of penne, making up 84 percent of the calorie content. Nine calories in each serving of penne come from fat. Protein makes up 23 of the calories in 2 ounces of penne.

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