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Is a 14 lb turkey big enough to feed 5 adults and 3 children?

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Syphon

Asked by Syphon at 6:46 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • typical portioning is 2 lb per adult. so it will be cutting it close. Maybe make a ham with it?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Thanks! Guess I'll be shopping for a bigger turkey
    Syphon

    Comment by Syphon (original poster) at 6:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 6:50 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Love that, Musicmom! Thanks
    Syphon

    Comment by Syphon (original poster) at 6:57 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It would probably be enough, but to have a comfortable amount plus leftovers, I'd go with 16 to 20 lbs.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 7:01 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • The calculator seems a little low to me... I wonder if it is accounting for a pounds of whole bird or if it is counting actual meat...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Here is another one Turkey Calculator 

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:15 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • We are a family of 4 2 adults and 2 children we do a 15 (ish) pound bird and have left overs for a few days. When we had everyone over 6 adults 2 kids we did a 18 pound bird with leftovers but not near as much. In fact a 5 pound chicken does just the 4 of us dinner and one lunch.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • no,birds of that size are mostly bones. Get a 20 lb'er
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:51 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Should be plenty. I feed 9 adults every year with a 14 lb turkey and always have plenty of leftovers.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:26 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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