Whether you’re a first time Thanksgiving host or holiday veteran, we’ve all been there before. How much turkey, sides and pie do you need to serve? You definitely don’t want to have too little — if anything, it’s better to have too much. (Has anyone ever complained about too much stuffing? Nope.) 

So, to help streamline your shopping trip, we’ve created this helpful servings planner. Simply choose the number of people you’re feeding, what dishes you’d like to serve and build your grocery list. Holiday planning has never been easier.


# of People
1
4
8
Turkey*
1 1/4 pounds
5-6 pounds
10-12 pounds
Appetizers
3 pieces
12 pieces
24 pieces
Dips/Spreads
3 ounces
12 ounces
1 1/2 pounds
Cheese
2 ounces
8 ounces
1 pound
Soup
1 cup
1 quart
2 quarts
Salad
2 cups
2 quarts
4 quarts
Stuffing
3/4 cup
3 cups
6 cups
Potatoes/Starch**
3/4 cup
3 cups
6 cups
Veggie Side
1 cup
1 quart
2 quarts
Bread/rolls
1 piece
1 quart
2 quarts
Gravy
1/2 cup
2 cups
1 quart
9" Pie
1 slice
1 pie
2 pies
Bottles of Wine
1/2
2
2-3

* Includes bone weight. For 1-2 servings, consider buying a roast turkey breast.
** If buying potatoes to make mashed potatoes, buy 1/2 pound of potatoes per guest.

Looking for more turkey tips, entertaining know-how and favorite feast-worthy recipes? Head to our holiday hub.

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