**How many Yams per person for a Big Group**

There is often confusion about exactly what is a yam. Sweet potatoes are a staple food in many parts of the world. They are often called yams.

Yams are starchy tubers that are often sold under the name “sweet potato.” They can be found in most supermarkets. In Other parts of the world, a yam is different.

How for the purpose of this article we are talking about yams as they are thought of in North America.

How Many Yams to Cook When You Cook for a Crowd is a question that is asked when you are planning a big party, holiday dinner, or just a large family gathering.

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**What does a Yam look like?**

Yams look like a round cylinder often in a yellow through to purple color. The skin is similar to a potato but a little thicker.

**How do you calculate Roast Yams per person?**

The best way to calculate how much yams per person is to use 4.5 oz of yams per person. See our detailed chart below for 5,10,20,50,75 and 100 people.

** Roast Yams Serving Size Per Person with an Exact Table**

### A Handy Table with the Exact Amounts of Yams Per Person for 5,10,20,50,75 and 100 People

#### How Many Yams Per Person For 5 People – 22.5 oz for 5 guests

How Many pounds of Yams for 5 People As Side dish for Family Dinner

- 20 oz of mashed yams for 5 people
- 1.4 lbs of mashed yams for 5 peopled of 10

How Many pounds of Mashed Yams For 5 People When Served With Other Dishes At Thanksgiving or Holiday Dinner – 1 lbs of mashed yams are needed

#### How Many Yams Per Person For 10 People

How Many pounds of Yams for 10 People As Side dish for Christmas Dinner

- 40 oz of mashed yams for 5 people
- 2.8 lbs of mashed yams for 10 people

How Many pounds of Mashed Yams For 10 People at a Family Picnic or Reunion.

- 2 pounds of mashed yams for 10 people at a picnic

#### How Many Yams Per Person For 20 People

How Many pounds of Yams for 20 People As Side dish for New years Dinner – 5 lbs roasted or boiled yams for 20 guests

- 90 oz of mashed yams for 20 people
- 5.6 lbs of mashed yams for 20 guests

How Many pounds of Mashed Yams For 20 People at a Family Picnic or Reunion.

- 5 pounds of mashed yams for 20 people at a picnic

#### How Many Yams Per Person For 50 People

How Many pounds of Yams for 50 People As Side dish for New years Dinner – 14 lbs roasted or boiled yams for 50 guests

- 200 oz of mashed yams for 50 people
- 12.6 lbs of mashed yams for 50 guests

How Many pounds of Mashed Yams For 50 People at a Family Picnic or Reunion.

- 11.5 pounds of mashed yams for 50 people at a picnic

**How Many Oz/lbs Of Roast Yam Per Person**

For roast yams, you will need 5 oz per person or just over a quarter of a pound.

**How many servings of Yams does 5 lbs make? **

5 pounds of yams will make enough servings for 20 people.

**How many Yams per person for mashed Yams?**

For mash yams, adding a little butter or milk to the yam mash mix makes them go a little further. So if you are serving mashed yams then for each person you will need only 4 oz of yams. So for example to serve a family gathering of 8 people mashed yams you will need 32 oz or 2 lbs of cooked yams before mashing them,

**How many pounds of Yams do you need for 100 people?**

For 100 people cook 28 lbs of yams.

** How many Yams do you need per person for dinner?**

What Type Of Event

Thanksgiving Dinner Portion Planner

Buffet Style Requires Bigger Portions

**How Many Tablespoons Of Mashed Yam Per Person**

You will need to serve 4 tablespoons per person at a family dinner.

**How Many Scoops Of Mashed Yam Per Person**

Two scoops of mashed yam (mashed sweet potato)per person are the recommended quantity.

**Serving Ideas for Yams**

- green bean
- cranberry sauce
- olive oil
- butter
- stuffing
- fries
- vegetable like pumpkin
- sour cream – good topping
- pecan nuts – crumble or chop for a topping

**What is the best way to serve mashed yams at Thanksgiving**

The best way to served mashed yams as an appetizer is to put the yams in a Ramekin and sprinkle with some shredded cheese and broiling in the oven. Take care as the yam containers will be hot when you take them out of the oven. You can also use a large baking dish to serve the mashed purple sweet potato or yam.

**How much Yam salad per guest do you really need for your BBQ?**

You will need 4-5 oz of yam salad per person at a BBQ

**How Long To Boil Yams**

The length of time you boil your yams will depend on the size of the yam. for an average-sized yam boiling for about 30 minutes.

**How do I tell my boiled yam is done?**

Use a skewer to check the yam is soft in the middle