How Much Food Do I Need?
The Culinary Experts here at the Save A Lot Kitchen pulled together a quick guide to help you know how much to prepare specific to the number of guests you are hosting this Thanksgiving. This way no one is left hungry after the big meal.
How Much Turkey Do I Need?
It is recommended that you have 1 pound of turkey for each guest at your meal.
4 pounds of turkey = 4 people
8 pounds of turkey = 8 people
10 pounds of turkey = 10 people
12 pounds of turkey = 12 people
16 pounds of turkey = 16 people
How Many Appetizers Do I Need?
We have found that a host should have 1 appetizer per 5 people.
1 appetizer = 5 people
2 appetizers = 10 people
3 appetizers = 15 - 20 people
How Much Salad Do I Need?
It is recommended that you have 1 cup of salad per person before the entree is served.
5 cups of salad = 5 people
10 cups of salad = 10 people
20 cups of salad = 20 people
How Many Sides Do I Need?
While we don't recommend skipping on any family recipes, here is how many sides we recommend for your gathering.
3 sides = 5 people
4 sides = 8 to 10 people
5 sides = 16 to 20 people
How Many Desserts do I need??
Desserts are sometimes the best part of the big meal, but how many are too many?
2 desserts = 5 people
3 desserts = 10 people
4 desserts = 20 people
How Many Bottles of Wine do I need??
Wine goes well with all of the courses of Thanksgiving, so make sure you have enough.
3 - 4 bottles of wine = 5 people
4 - 5 bottles of wine = 10 people
6 - 10 bottles of wine = 20 people