Adding those foods to the classic Thanksgiving menu would increase the overall cost $15.41 to a total of $68.72 — also a 14% increase from $60.41 cost of the expanded dinner in 2020. This year’s national average cost was calculated using 218 surveys of prices in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

## What is the average cost to make Thanksgiving dinner?

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey estimated the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people at $53.31, up from $46.90 in 2020.

## How much does Thanksgiving cost per person?

Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less than $6.00 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14% increase from last year’s average of $46.90.

## How much turkey do I need for 14 guests?

For 14 people, buy a 20-pound turkey.

## How many people will a 16 pound turkey feed?

turkey (If you can’t find a bird that small, you can get a slightly larger bird that will allow for more leftovers.) 8 to 10 people = 14- to 16-lb.

## How much is each Thanksgiving side?

You want to have a total of 6 ounces for each person (approximately 3/4 cup). For other veggie sides, go with 4 ounces per person. You need rolls for sopping up all that delicious gravy, right?

## What is served at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner consists of roast turkey, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

## How many pounds of turkey do you need per person for Thanksgiving?

The general rule of thumb is 1–1½ pounds turkey per person.

“When you buy a whole turkey, a lot of it is bone,” says assistant food editor Jessie YuChen, and the smaller the bird, the higher that percentage may be.

## How much is a boneless turkey?

Quick rule of thumb to get you started: If you’re buying a whole turkey, plan on 1 pound (uncooked) per person. For a boneless turkey breast, get ½ pound per person.

## How tall is a female turkey?

Male turkeys (“gobblers”) are between 2 ½ and 3 feet tall and weigh on average 16 pounds (with some individuals weighing in considerably larger!). Female turkeys (“hens”) are on average 2 feet tall with average weights of 9 to 10 pounds.

## What’s the smallest turkey you can buy?

Six pounds is about the smallest turkey you’ll find, she said. Those will be hens, which typically weigh eight to 10 pounds.

## How long do you cook a 13 lbs turkey?

The simplest way to figure out turkey roasting times is to calculate 13 minutes per pound at 350°F for an unstuffed turkey (that’s about 3 hours for a 12- to 14-lb. turkey), or 15 minutes per pound for a stuffed turkey.