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dinner by numbers

There's nothing quite like preparing a feast for family and friends. And whatever the size of your gathering, you can take the guesswork out of your celebration with our useful Dinner by Numbers graph.

This cheat sheet is designed to allow you to shop for ingredients and prepare the right amount of food for the number of guests you are having and to plan your day perfectly, minimizing stress.

Take comfort knowing that you'll have the right portions prepared and ready at just the right moment.

Number of guests 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-18 18-20
Turkey Size 12-14 lb. 14-18 lb. 18-20 lb. 20-25 lb. 20-25 lb.
Stove Top Turkey or Chicken Stuffing 2 boxes 2-3 boxes 3-4 boxes 4-5 boxes 5-6 boxes
mashed potatoes - cooked
(1/2 cup per person)
2½ lb. 3 lb. 3½ lb. 5 lb. 7 lb.
cauliflower
(1/2 cup per person)
1 head 1 head 2 heads 3 heads 3 heads
frozen corn - 16 oz. bags
(1/2 cup per person)
1 bag 1½ bags 2 bags 3 bags 3 bags
broccoli florets
(1/2 cup per person)
1 bunch
(1 lb.)
1 bunch
(1 lb.)
2 bunches
(2 lb.)
3 bunches
(3 lb.)
3 bunches
(3 lb.)
carrots - cooked
(1/2 cup per person)
1½ lb. 2 lb. 2½ lb. 3 lb. 3½ lb.
Brussels sprouts - medium
(1/2 cup per person)
1 lb.=26 1½ lb.=40 2 lb.=52 2½ lb.=65 3 lb.=78
Mile-High Fudge Brownie Pie (Makes 8 servings) 1 2 2 2 3
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cheesecake (Makes 12 servings) 1 1 2 2 2
dinner by numbers
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