will 2 13.5 turkeys serve 20 people or should i get a turkey breast also

  • Posted by: bbreak
  • November 10, 2011
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dymnyno November 10, 2011
27 pounds of turkey for 20 people, plus about 10 pounds of stuffing, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cranberries, salad, and probably 2 kinds of desserts. It will probably be enough, but you have to calculate how many of your guests will want to have leftovers (especially important to calculate if they are staying at your house or nearby). It sounds like a lot of turkey, but 2 small turkeys have a lot of dead weight, ie, bones and skin that should not count in the final per person poundage.
 
dymnyno November 10, 2011
And don't forget that you must make sandwiches the next day!
 
hardlikearmour November 10, 2011
I'm with boulangere! You'll have more than enough with the sides. If you're worried about it, make extra dressing/stuffing and potatoes of whatever variety. They seem to be FAR more popular than turkey anyway!
 
boulangere November 10, 2011
You'll be fine. Bear in mind all the sides, gravy, rolls and desserts you'll also be serving.
 
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