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How big should your turkey be? That depends on the size of the group you're feeding, of course. But don’t forget to consider whether you want leftovers. (Turkey-cranberry-stuffing sandwich, anyone?)


Two adults, one child, with leftovers: 3.8 pounds

Two adults, one child, no leftovers: 2.5 pounds

Two adults, two children, with leftovers: 4.5 pounds

Two adults, two children, no leftovers: 3 pounds


Four adults, two kids, with leftovers: 7.5 pounds

Four adults, two kids, no leftovers: 5 pounds

Six adults, four kids, with leftovers: 12 pounds

Six adults, four kids, no leftovers: 8 pounds

Eight adults, six kids, with leftovers: 16.5 pounds

Eight adults, six kids, no leftovers: 11 pounds


Two adults, with leftovers: 3 pounds

Two adults, no leftovers: 2 pounds

Four adults, with leftovers: 6 pounds

Four adults, no leftovers: 4 pounds

Six adults, with leftovers: 9 pounds

Six adults, no leftovers: 6 pounds

Amounts determined by Turkey Farmers of Canada. To get a precise weight for your dinner, use the Whole Bird Turkey Calculator.

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