Thanksgiving Planning – How much per person?

How much per person?  Just reposting this as it is that time of the year…

These are approximate amounts. For young children, cut amounts in half.

Turkey ½-3/4 pound of meat*
Stuffing: ½ cup to ¾ cup
Gravy: 1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces)
Cranberry Sauce ¼ -1/2 cup (2-4 ounces)
Potatoes ½-3/4 cup
Vegetables ½-3/4 cup
Pie/Dessert 1 ½ pieces

Per Person                                                for Eight People     for Ten People    for 12 People

Turkey ½-3/4 pound of meat*                  10-16 lb. bird        12-16 lb. bird        18-20 lb. bird

Stuffing: ½ cup to ¾ cup                                4-6 cups                 5-7 cups                  6-9 cups

Gravy: 1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces)                           20 oz                     25 oz                       30 oz

Cranberry Sauce ¼ -1/2 cup (2-4 ounces)     2-4 cups             2 1/2-5 cups             3-6 cups

Potatoes ½-3/4 cup                                            4-6 cups              5- 8 cups                  6-9 cups

Vegetables ½-3/4 cup                                        4-6 cups              5-8 cups                   6-9 cups

Pie/Dessert 1 piece                                              1 pie                   2 pies                        2 pies

* keep in mind that the smaller the bird, the smaller meat-to-bone ratio so you might want to get up to 2 lbs./person for smaller gatherings.  The larger the bird, the more you will have for leftovers.

Advice thanks to the Butterball hotline 800-288-8372

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