[MUSIC] We get this question all the time. How much turkey do I need per person at Thanksgiving? Calculate at least one and half pounds per person. For ten people that's a 15 pound whole turkey. But if you want leftovers and you definitely will after you see all the magical meals you can make on SouthernLiving.com, you'll wanna get a bigger bird. 20 pounds is a safe bet, but if your family big on turkey, try roasting an extra whole turkey breast along with your bird.