How big turkey to buy

How large of a turkey should I buy? The USDA suggests one pound of turkey per person. We’ve previously suggested about 1 1/2 pounds for each diner to allow for leftovers. (See below recipes that will use your excess turkey.) One of our staple resources in the Food section is the “Chef’s Book of Formulas, … Read more

How big of a turkey to buy for 20 guests

How large a turkey do I need for 20 people? How much will a 25 lb turkey feed? 12 to 16 people = 16- to 22-lb. turkey. 18 to 20 people = 27- to 30-lb. turkey. What size turkey do I need to feed 10 adults? Choosing the Right Size Turkey When choosing a turkey … Read more

How big of turkey to buy

What size turkey do I need for a family of 4? While 1 pound per person could feel like too little, and 1 1/2 pounds for each guest might be over-doing it, 1 1/4 pounds of turkey per mouth is the perfect balance. At that rate, feeding a large party of 15 or more people … Read more

How big of a turkey to buy

How much turkey do I need for 7 guests? The general rule is to plan for 1 1/2 pounds per guest. To buy the right size turkey for your party, simply tally up the turkey-eating guests. Add a few pounds on for bones and you’ve got your turkey weight. What size turkey do I need … Read more

How big a turkey to buy

How big of a turkey should I purchase? Thankfully, there’s a simple rule of thumb to estimate how much turkey to get for your guests. Plan on getting one pound of turkey per adult guest and one-half pound per child. If you want leftovers or a little extra, then plan on one and one-half pounds … Read more