How Much Gravy Per Person for a Large Group Exact Chart

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How Many Cups Of Gravy Per Person

How much per person do I need for a large family group at thanksgiving? Below we give you the exact amount you need for 10,15,20 people as well as how much turkey sauce a caterer would serve for a group of 50 or 100 people.

Gravy , is a recipe for a sauce made from the juices of cooked meat like roast turkey and served to a family reunion thanksgiving dinner or just a Sunday roast. When you have roasted turkey it is also served with stuffing and cranberry sauce. But equally can be served with leftover turkey and biscuits - I just love pouring it from a gravy boat over mashed potatoes and biscuits. 

The gravy of course is not restricted to Turkey but is made with roast beef, roast chicken, pork and is used to make an amazing roast turkey sandwich as well by pouring it over. It really makes our dishes more exciting. I love all types of gravies especially when they are enriched with cream and red wine.
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For A Large Group Or Family Gathering - How Much Gravy Per Person

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we're here to make it easy! Here's how much stuffing and gravy per person you'll need for 10,15,20 or 100 people.

How Much Turkey Gravy Per Person For Thanksgiving In 2021

For a happy and successful Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) the correct amount is one-third cup per person when serving gravy.
Or to put it another way how much gravy for 12 people- you need 30 ounces for twelve people.

how much gravy do i need per person
How much gravy do I need for each guest?

How Much Turkey Gravy For 10 People

  • 3.3 cups
  • 26 oz
  • 750 ml

How Much Gravy Per Person for 10 People just over 3 cups need to serve 10 people 

Sausages and Gravy 1/3 cup per person
Sausages and Gravy 1/3 cup per person

How Much Turkey Gravy For 20 People

  • 7 cups
  • 52 oz
  • 1.5 l

For 20 people you will need 7 cups of gravy for a main course dinner, maybe 8 cups for Thanksgiving 

Cooking Gravy for 50 guests
Cooking Gravy for 50 guests

How Much Turkey Gravy For 50 People

  • 15 cups
  • 130 oz
  • 3.8 l

For 50 people you will need 15 cups of gravy for a main course dinner, maybe 20 cups for Thanksgiving especially if you are serving biscuits and mash

how many cups of gravy per person
How many cups of gravy per person

How Much Turkey Gravy For 100 People

  • 30 cups
  • 260 oz
  • 8 l

For 100 people you will need 30 cups of gravy for a main course dinner

How Much Roast Beef Gravy Per Person

Roast Beef is a dish that people tend to use slightly less gravy because it is largely cut in slices unless you serve pull-apart beef. Therefore they tend to put less gravy on a beef meal, and the same of course for an open roast beef sandwich.

The correct amount of gravy for roast beef is 1/4 cup per person.

This goes really well with mashed potatoes - see how to calculate how much mashed potato per person.

How Much Roast Chicken gravy Per Person

The correct amount of gravy for roast chicken is 1/3 cup per person or 2.5 oz per person which equates to about 70 ml.

How Much Roast Pork gravy per Person

Gravy For Roast pork with crackling is also a recipe that people tend to use slightly less because it is usually served cut in slices, therefore guests tend to put less gravy on a pork meal and they do not want it on the crunchy crackling either.

The correct amount of gravy for roast pork is 1/4 cup per person

How To Make Gravy For a Large Group

How much gravy do you need per person?

Let's say you want to know how much gravy to make for 20 people - how do you calculate the ingredients and cook the right amount.

Using the right recipe especially if you're not used to making it for a gathering can be stressful - because making a good homemade sauce can make or break a meal - remember it is all in the sauce.

You also need to calculate the volume needed so you can use the right pan.

Use A Heavy Pan for Gravy
Use A Heavy Pan for Gravy

How To Calculate How Much Gravy Ingredients For A Large family Reunion Or Gathering

The best way to work out the ingredient quantities is to take your own favorite gravy and make a batch and measure the final volume, then divide it by the quantity per person above and then scale it up.

How To Make Gravy from scratch

For a Family or Group of 10

Sauce Pan Bulk Gravy- Serves 10 

  • This recipe is based on a Serving size: 1/3 cup
  • 1/4 cup pan drippings (warm-up to make liquid)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour - this is how much flour in gravy for 10 people.
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • 12 oz of chicken broth or meat or poultry stock

To a large pan add the hot meat drippings or lard. Add the flour and blend well this kind of makes a roux. Stir in the salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes. The next step is to slowly add the stock, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Cook until smooth and thickened.

I find the best type of pot to make a sauce like this one that has a thick bottom - so quite a heavy pot - that way when you bring it up to temperature it holds its heat and you do not have to keep turning the gas or electric up and down to risk burning the mix. Also If you want to thicken you can just simmer easily to reduce the gravy a little and increase the flavor.

Do not forget to taste and add more seasoning if necessary.

How Much Gravy For 50

  • This recipe is based on a Serving size: one-third of a cup for each person
  • 1 and 1/4 cup pan drippings (warm-up to make liquid)
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour - this is how much flour in gravy for 10 people.
  • 4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • 48 oz of chicken broth or meat or poultry stock

How To Make Gravy For a Large Group Using Store Packet Gravy

Trader Joe’s has a good quality store-bought turkey gravy packet that will serve 6 people. You can use this as a cheat to start and add a little poultry stock and a roux and easily double the amount of gravy. further, if you add some turkey drippings and season with a few of your favorite herbs - slowly or little by little you can get a great gravy without having to start from scratch.

To thicken this gravy take one tablespoon of corn starch (cornflour) with 1-2 tablespoons of water - mix it so there are no lumps, then add to the turkey sauce and bring to the boil for 2 minutes and you will have a great cheat or easy way to make gravy for a crowd.

How do you make powdered gravy better

There are a few things you can do to make your powdered gravy taste better - here is a list

  • taste for correct seasoning first
  • add salt and pepper tasting after each little bit added
  • add brown sugar if too peppery
  • add some no salt beef stock
  • add some unsalted butter - 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of gravy

How To Make Thick Gravy for a crowd

If you want to thicken gravy the best way is to use cornstarch.

To thicken gravy with cornstarch with smooth and creamy results, mix the cornstarch with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to make a paste. Make sure it has no lumps - then stir it in and cook or boil for 2 minutes to get rid of any residual cornstarch flavor. You will get a nice thick result.

How much gravy per person ml

For turkey use 75 ml of gravy per person.

  • How many Sides
  • How Much Stuffing
  • How Much Cranberry Sauce

Storing Leftover Gravy

Remember to store leftover sauce using an airtight container. Use it within three days. To reheat it, just slowly bring it to the boil while whisking well. Turn down the heat and simmer it until you're ready to serve it.

If you freeze - Frozen gravy can stay safe for up to three months.

What Sides should you prepare to go with gravy?

  • Carrots
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Green beans
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing

What are some other types of gravies and dishes that work well with a great gravy recipe?

  • meatballs
  • slow cooker sausages
  • Roasting Pan Vegetables
  • Giblet gravy and crockpot meatloaf.
  • leftover gravy and sandwiches or rolls
  • make a black pepper gravy
  • gravy per person for biscuits and gravy

How Much Does Gravy Cost

The average cost of gravy per person is 10 cents depending on how many ingredients you add like herbs etc. This is for gravy from scratch and uses flavor and drippings from the meat you would otherwise discard. If you buy store-bought packet gravy it can be as high as 80 cents or more per person.

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