Here's how much turkey you need for Thanksgiving

No matter size of your crew, here's how much food you'll need.


Cooking for a crowd can be complicated. The prep takes longer and there are more — or rather, way too many — dishes to clean. But before you can even turn on the oven, you need to do the math. Sure, you know how much stuffing to make for eight people, but how much for 20?

Follow this chart from Good Housekeeping for at-a-glance guidelines for 11 Thanksgiving basics — appetizers, sides, main dishes and desserts — showing the minimum amount you'll need to buy whether you're entertaining eight, 24 or any number in between.

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Need it in your kitchen? Download and print this handy servings chart.

Happy cooking!