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How much turkey per person?

My mother in law, who is a very light eater, says 1/2 lb per person. My mother, who is also a light eater but grew up in a family of farm hands, says 1 lb per person would be safer.

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Asked by Mom1Stepmom1 at 6:04 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Holidays

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  • That is exactly what my husband said. He then told me to get the biggest bird I could find, because he wanted turkey sandwiches for a week.

    Comment by Mom1Stepmom1 (original poster) at 6:10 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Even when it's just me, my husband and our son, I still have to make the biggest turkey I can find because my hubby will eat turkey and leftovers for a week lol.

    I'd go with at least 1 lb. per person though if I'm hosting for others.

    Answer by kksmomma1019 at 6:27 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 9:38 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • lol good question. we usually have around 6-10 people and get a 20-24 pound bird then eat for the next few days off of it

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 8:47 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • normally 1 to 1.5 lbs per person. make sure that the turkey you buy will fit in your oven. if you need a 30 - 40 lb turkey it is easier to cook 2 20lbs and is cheaper too.

    Answer by pbilotti at 9:31 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • 1lb

    Answer by mekarevell at 10:55 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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