Whether you are serving up a big pot roast dinner for your family or trying out a new chicken curry for a small dinner party with friends, the key to a successful dinner is having enough meat to go around! Use our easy guidelines below to make sure you’ll have enough meat for everyone at your gathering.
Generally, you would allow half a pound per person of boneless meat or three-quarters of a pound per person of bone-in meat.
Here is the amount of meat you will need: To serve 4 To serve 6 To serve 12
If you are serving a boneless cut, you can estimate
that each person will eat 1/2 pound of meat.
If everyone consumes 1/2 pound, you’ll need 2 lbs. 3 lbs. 6 lbs.
If you are serving a bone-in cut, figure each guest
will eat 3/4 pound, you’ll need 3 lbs. 4.5 lbs 9 lbs.
If you are serving a meat as part of a dish and not as
the main event, like Ham and Potato Au Gratin, figure
that each person will consume 1/4 to 1/3 lb. You’ll need 1.3 lbs. 2 lbs. 4 lbs.