Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the fall bounty with family and friends. It’s not a time to worry about whether we cooked enough mashed potatoes or if the gravy boat is about to run dry. Just answer a few simple questions and our custom calculator will help make sure you have plenty of turkey to go around.

Cooking for large groups isn’t an exact science. Our calculator makes a few assumptions that you should keep in mind when supplying your answers.

  • Kids count as half an adult, so if you have a growing teenager you’ll probably want to count him as an adult regardless of whether or not he gets to sit at the “big table” this year.
  • We planned our drinks based on a 2- or 3-hour event. If Thanksgiving lasts all day at your house, you may want to select heavy drinkers even if Aunt Ida gets tipsy on a single glass of wine.
  • Our dessert calculations assume that your pie serves 8. If you prefer cobbler or cupcakes, any recipe that serves 8 can be used as a straight substitution.
Thanksgiving Prep Calculator

Who is coming to dinner?

Describe your guests:

Do you want leftovers?

What are you serving?

What kind of bread do you like?

Choose your pie?

What are you drinking?

You Will Need:

0 pounds of turkey
0 pounds of ham
0 cups of stuffing
0 cups of mashed potatoes
0 cups of yams
0 cups of green bean casserole
0 dinner rolls
0 pieces of cornbread
0 cup(s) of gravy
0 can(s) of cranberry sauce
0 pumpkin pie(s)
0 pecan pie(s)
0 tub(s) of whipped cream
0 bottle(s) of wine
0 six-pack(s) of beer
0 six-pack(s) of soda
0 bottle(s) of sparkling cider

Now that you know how much food you’ll need to feed your brood, check out these personalized platters and custom casserole dishes to serve Thanksgiving in style.