Plan your Thanksgiving meal according to the number of guests you are expecting.
Plan your Thanksgiving meal according to the number of guests you are expecting.

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 you need for your Thanksgiving?

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 for Thanksgiving?

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 for your Thanksgiving?

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 side-dishes do I need for your Thanksgiving?

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 for Thanksgiving?

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 for Thanksgiving?

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