Cooking for a crowd can be complicated — the prep takes longer and there are more (a.k.a. way too many) dishes to clean. But before you can even turn on the oven, you need to do the math. Sure, you know how much stuffing to make for eight people, but how much for 20? The. Struggle. Is. Real.
Follow this chart for at-a-glance guidelines for 11 Thanksgiving basics — appetizers, sides, mains, and desserts — showing the minimum amount you'll need to buy whether you're entertaining eight, 24, or any number in between.
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You're halfway there. Now that you know how much you need to buy, browse through the galleries below to figure out what dishes you'll wow your family with this year. Happy cooking!