A 15- to 23-pound turkey is needed to feed 15 people. If the cook wants to have plenty of leftovers, he should look for a 30-pound turkey or consider preparing two 15-pound turkeys.Continue Reading
While USA Today recommends 1 pound of turkey per person, Martha Stewart suggests 1 ½ pounds per person. The cook can estimate about ½ pound of turkey per child, because children typically eat less than adults. Turkeys that weigh 12 pounds or less have a smaller meat-to-bone ratio; larger birds offer more meat per pound.
Larger turkeys take longer to thaw and longer to cook. A frozen turkey can thaw on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator for 24 hours for every 4 pounds that it weighs. A defrosted turkey roasts in a 350 F oven at 20 minutes per pound; a fresh turkey takes 10 to 15 minutes per pound.Learn more about Food Servings
Sheet cake servings vary based on the size of the cake and the hostess's preference on how big to cut each slice. For example, a 2-inch deep 9-by-13-inch quarter wedding sheet cake is cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces, which yields 54 servings.Full Answer >
A full sheet cake provides approximately 70 to 80 servings, depending on the cake's actual measurements and the serving size. The average full sheet cake measures approximately 14 by 22 to 18 by 24 inches. The standard serving size measures 2 by 2 inches.Full Answer >
While chicken breasts vary in size, a standard serving is 3 ounces. Chicken breasts are often eaten by people watching their weight due to their low calorie count and large amount of protein. A 3-ounce portion of boneless, skinless chicken breast has 102 calories and 19 grams of protein.Full Answer >
A serving size of pasta salad is about one-half cup. To feed 50 people one serving each of pasta salad, you need 25 cups of pasta salad.Full Answer >