- Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) shares quantities to prevent over-spending
- Allow for 500g per person when buying a whole turkey, or 4kg for eight people
- You’ll also need 80g of sprouts for each person at the dinner table
Christmas is up to 16 per cent more expensive this year than last, so it’s essential that you don’t buy more than you really need.
Now the experts at Good Housekeeping Institute have revealed the exact amounts you will need to feed a crowd on Christmas Day.
They have shared the quantities you will need per person so you can work out how much you will have to buy for your family, as well as the amounts for eight to 10 people, which many households will be hosting this year.
You will need a 4-4.5kg turkey to feed between eight and 10 people, or 500g per person. Once off the bone, a serving should be 250g per person
Good Housekeeping revealed the quantities after publishing its annual research into the price of a Christmas dinner.
The data showed that the 11 basic ingredients for the big day have never been more expensive.
However, they say it is still possible to put together a turkey feast for eight for as little as £23.54 – £2.94 per head – if you shop at discount supermarkets.
That is up from £19.82 – £2.48 – a head last year.
The annual study suggests the general increase has been driven by a big rise in the cost of fresh vegetables, specifically potatoes, Brussel sprouts, carrots and parsnips.
To counteract the cost, GH has now shared the exact amounts of each item you will need for the dinner so that you don’t spend more than you have to.
How much do you really need to buy for Christmas dinner?
You will need 250g of potatoes per person or 2kg if feeding eight
PER PERSON: 500g
FOR EIGHT-10 PEOPLE: 4-4.5kg
PER PERSON: 250g
FOR EIGHT: 2kg
PER PERSON: 100g
FOR EIGHT: 800g
CARROTS AND OTHER VEG
Allow for 50g of cranberry sauce per person which works out as 400g for eight
PER PERSON: 80-100g
FOR EIGHT: 800g
PER PERSON: 50g
FOR EIGHT: 400g
FOR EIGHT: 900g
Allow for 80g of sprouts per person, or 650g for eight
PER PERSON (off the bone): 250g
FOR EIGHT PEOPLE (off the bone): 2kg
PER PERSON (on the bone): 350g
FOR EIGHT PEOPLE (on the bone): 3kg
PER PERSON: 80g
FOR EIGHT: 650g
Make 125ml of gravy per person, which amounts to a litre for eight people
PER PERSON: 125ml
FOR EIGHT: 1 litre
PER PERSON: 75ml-100ml
FOR EIGHT: 800ml
FOR 12: 900G
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online