What Size Turkey or Ham Should I Order?
When selecting the size of your turkey or ham there are two factors to consider. Unit price and number of people to feed.
Let us know if you have a certain budget per gift that you would like to keep. That will determine the size of the gift.
For turkeys smaller than 16 pounds, estimate 1 pound per serving (this accounts for bone weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine; they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if your goal is to have ample leftovers, aim for 1½ pounds per person whatever the turkey's size. For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey.
If serving boneless ham, figure each person will eat about 4 to 6 ounces of ham. Here's a general guide for how much boneless ham you'll need per person, if everyone consumes 5 to 6 ounces:
4 people – 1.3 pounds
6 people – 2 pounds