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How much does a turkey usually weigh?
Last Updated: 8th April, 2021
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Similarly, how many pounds does a turkey weigh?
The average is 15 pounds, but mine is 22pounds. The largest ever was 86 pounds!
Subsequently, question is, how many pounds is a big turkey? For turkeys smaller than 16 pounds,estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for boneweight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have ahigher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have ampleleftovers, aim for 1½ pounds per person whatever theturkey's size. For 8 people, buy a 12-poundturkey.
Similarly one may ask, how much does a small turkey weigh?
A small turkey may weigh between 4 to 12lbs. and only take a couple of hours to roast in the oven. Plan onabout 1 lb. of turkey per guest if you are using aturkey that weighs less than 12 lbs.
How many people will a 12 pound turkey feed?
Rule of Thumb You need 1 1/2 pounds of uncooked turkeyper person. In other words, to feed 12 people, you'd need an18-pound turkey (12 × 1 1/2 = 18). This formula(and this is true for the guidelines that follow as well)will produce generous leftovers.