Mashed potatoes are a dish that is always a hit with crowds. Everyone loves this side dish, whether it’s for a Thanksgiving feast or a Christmas party.

But how much-mashed potatoes do you need to make for 30 people? And what are some tips to make sure your potatoes are extra delicious? Keep reading to find out!

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## How Much Mashed Potatoes Do You Need for 30 People?

**You will need at least 15 pounds of potatoes to make enough mashed potatoes for 30 people. That said, you may want to make a bit more in case some people wish to seconds (or thirds).**

**How Much Mashed Potatoes Per Person?**

Mashed potatoes are a holiday dinner staple. Whether you love them or hate them, they have to be there every time! But how much do you need for 30 people?

2 pounds of mashed potatoes per person is good enough, which means that the total amount of potatoes needed for 30 people is 60 pounds! If you’re wondering if that’s too much, it isn’t.

Everyone loves mashed potatoes and will eat as many as you give them! You can never have too many if they’re prepared correctly.

60 pounds may seem like a lot but remember, and these aren’t regular-sized potatoes – they’re going to be mashed up by machines at your grocery store/local restaurant, so make sure to ask them what their yield is!

If you want to be sure that you have enough mashed potatoes, get 70 pounds if there are any leftovers!

**How many potatoes for 22 people mashed?**

You will need about 11 pounds of potatoes to make mashed potatoes for 22 people.

**How many servings are 5 lbs of mashed potatoes?**

There are about 10-12 servings in 5 lbs of mashed potatoes.

**What are 2 lbs of potatoes?**

2 lbs of potatoes = about 7 cups, or about 4.4kg.

**How much is a pound of mashed potatoes?**

A pound of mashed potatoes is a lot! You’ll probably need at least 5 or 6 pounds per 30 people. That’s a lot of spuds!

But it’s worth it for all the deliciousness that will be going around. Make sure you get started on those potatoes early, so they have plenty of time to cook through. Enjoy!

**How many potatoes do I need for 14 adults?**

The typical American eats about 150 lbs of potatoes per year, about four pounds per month. For 14 adults, you would need to purchase a 5-pound bag of frozen mashed potatoes from your nearest grocery store, and half a pound will go into each person’s serving.

**What is a portion of mashed potato?**

A portion of mashed potatoes is around one cupful per person.

**How much is a portion of potato?**

A portion of potato is typically about 3 ounces or 85 grams, and this is the equivalent of about 1/2 cup mashed potatoes.

**How many potatoes does a person need in a year?**

This can vary greatly depending on a person’s activity level, overall well-being, weight, and food preferences.

At the “minimum” requirement of 150 pounds per year (one half-pound per day), that equals 5 pounds of potatoes each month or 18 pounds each quarter.

Suppose a person chooses to eat at this minimum level. In that case, they might want to go with Russet or Idaho potatoes because they are lower in water content than other varieties and contain more calories for the same volume.

**How many cups is 1lb of potatoes?**

3 cups of potatoes in 1lb.

**How many lbs are 6 potatoes?**

6 potatoes are about 2.65 lbs.

**What is the average size of potatoes per pound?**

The average size of potatoes per pound is about 3 ounces.

**How do I measure 2 pounds of potatoes?**

A pound of potatoes is about 2 cups cooked or mashed. So, 2 pounds of potatoes equals 4 cups, and make a note of it.

**How many potatoes mashed 1 cup?**

You would need 3 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes to feed 30 people.

**How many pounds of roast potatoes per person?**

1/3 to 1/2 pounds of potatoes per person, depending on what else is being consumed. I tend to exceed the recommended amounts: leftover roasted potatoes make an excellent breakfast or a refreshing addition to salads. Potato skins are often thin, so they don’t need to be peeled before roasting.

**How much corn do you need for 20 people?**

Copious amounts, but not so much that it’ll go to waste. It’s better to overestimate because no one wants cold corn on the cob when they finally make their way around to it.

So, figure at least 8-10 ears of corn for 10-12 people, and know you should have plenty leftover as well.

**How much is a portion of mashed potatoes in the UK?**

A portion of mashed potatoes is 60g (UK).

**How many potatoes are in a 5-pound bag?**

Typically, a 5-pound bag will contain about 10-11 whole potatoes. If you’re only cooking for 2 or 3 people, then figure on 1.5 to 2 pounds of fresh mashed potatoes from this amount of potato.

The benefit here is that your mashed potatoes will taste very fresh and have a better flavour because there’s not as much water in the recipe, which is usually how some grocery stores make their instant mashed potato mixes.

**How many potatoes do I need for a family of 4?**

You need about 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes to make mashed potatoes for a family of four.

**How many potatoes make 3 cups mashed?**

To make 3 cups of mashed potatoes, you need about 5 medium to large potatoes.

**How many cups are 3.5 pounds?**

There are about nine cups in 3.5 pounds.

**How do you calculate the weight of a potato?**

It is typically calculated by multiplying 10. To calculate the weight of 10 potatoes, for example, multiply ten times one pound per potato (approximately), and you get ten pounds.

For metric calculations, there are a few simple math rules you need to know to find the answer in kilograms:

- 0.5 kg = 1 pound
- 1 kg = 2.2 pounds
- 1 kilogram/person-day = 1 kilo=0.45Kg/Day
- 5 Kilograms/Person
- Day 450 grams/Person
- Day 100 grams/Person
- Day 50 grams/person per day 454 gm or.
- 454 Kg 65 gms or about 18 oz or about 1 cup (4 cups for a pound)

One cup of mashed potatoes is roughly equal to four potatoes, and one pound of potatoes = four cups of mashed potatoes.

30 people x 4 cups/person = 120 cups total. If you have an electric mixer, 30 pounds should be a piece of cake! It might take a little more time and effort if you don’t. You’ll also probably use a lot more butter, but that’s okay because…YUM!

Just make sure it’s real butter. No one wants margarine in their mashed potatoes- no offence if you’re from Canada or something, though!

If all your guests want seconds or thirds, multiply the number by two again to get the amount for 15 people, triple to get 45 people, and so on.

**How much do 8 potatoes weigh?**

8 potatoes weigh about 1.75 lbs.

**Conclusion:**

You’ve got the answer to your mashed potato question! We hope this article has helped make things a little easier for those struggling with deciding what foods should go into their dish!