# How Many Potatoes Do You Need Per Person

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# How Many Potatoes Do You Need Per Person?

The ultimate potato weight table for feeding a crowd

Number of people | Total potato weight | Number of medium-size potatoes needed |
---|---|---|

1 |
0.5 lb. |
1 |

4 | 2 lbs. | 4 |

6 | 3 lbs. | 6 |

10 | 5 lbs. | 10 |

Jul 13, 2021

### How many potatoes is a serving?

According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate a serving of potato is **1 cup diced, mashed or baked or 1 medium boiled potato**.

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

To feed a family of four, start off by planting **40 potato plants**. This will provide you with a potato based meal 2 to 3 times a week. The 40 plants will provide up to 6 months worth of meals.

### How many potatoes do you need per person for mashed potatoes?

Plan on **1/3 to 1/2 pound potatoes per person** for your feast.

### How many pay potatoes do you need for two portions?

These Mashed Potatoes for Two couldn’t be simpler to make. You just need **one medium to large potato** (or a couple reds), some butter, cream or milk, and salt, and you’re 15 minutes away from an excellent small batch of mashed potatoes.

### How many pounds roast potatoes per person?

You want one medium potato per person, or about **1/3 of a pound per person**. Cut smaller potatoes in half and then in half again. Cut larger one in half and then each half into 4-6 pieces. Put potatoes in a pot that is just bigger than what they need.

### How many potatoes do I need for 9 adults?

As a side dish, you should plan on **½ pound of potatoes per person**. That means if you are planning on 10 people, use 5 pounds of potatoes. 4 people, use 2 pounds of potatoes.

### How many potatoes should I plant for a family of 6?

Planting a vegetable garden for a family

Crop (number of plants per ft. of row) | Number of plants per person |
---|---|

Onion (4 sets/ft. of row) | 12-20 sets |

Peas (6 plants/ft. of row) | 15-20 plants |

Pepper (1 plant/ft. of row) | 3-5 plants |

Potato (1 plant/ft. of row) | 10 plants |

•Mar 12, 2018

### How many potato tubers do I need?

Each potato plant (grown from a single tuber) typically gives a yield of between 4 and 7 kg. So to be conservative, **divide the total potatoes needed for the year by 4** to give you the total number of tubers/seed potatoes you’ll need.

### How many potatoes needed for mashed potatoes for 6?

Since each cup of mashed potatoes equals about 1/2 pound of potatoes, then for six cups of mashed potatoes, you would need **three pounds** of potatoes.

### What is 2 lbs of potatoes?

How Many Potatoes In 2 Lbs? Two pounds of Idaho or White potatoes can count out to only **three to five**. A two-pound pile of a Red variety can include around six or seven potatoes.

### How many potatoes do I need to feed 6 people?

The ultimate potato weight table for feeding a crowd

Number of people | Total potato weight | Number of medium-size potatoes needed |
---|---|---|

1 | 0.5 lb. | 1 |

4 | 2 lbs. | 4 |

6 | 3 lbs. |
6 |

10 | 5 lbs. | 10 |

Jul 13, 2021

### Should you boil potatoes before roasting them?

**Boiling your potatoes for a little bit before roasting helps make sure that you get that beautiful crisp crust on the outside**. If you don’t parboil your spuds, the outside skin will remain quite tough, meaning that whatever fat you use will not be able to get inside the cracks.

### How many potatoes does 1 seed potato produce?

Some potatoes have few eyes, so the pieces will be bigger. You should get about **four pieces** from an average-size seed potato.

### What happens if you plant potatoes too close together?

Planting potatoes too close can **stop them from growing before even reaching their maximum potential**. Weeds and pests, such as potato beetles, love to attack where plants grow closely.

### How many potatoes do I need for 12 adults?

As a side dish, you should plan on **½ pound of potatoes per person**. That means if you are planning on 10 people, use 5 pounds of potatoes. 4 people, use 2 pounds of potatoes.

### What is 1 lb of potatoes?

Two

**Two medium-sized potatoes**, big enough to comfortably fit in your hands, total one pound.

### Why do you put baking powder in mashed potatoes?

The trick to the most fluffy mashed potatoes is to add a leavening agent like baking powder or baking soda. Just a pinch of baking powder added to the drained, cooked potatoes can **help make them so fluffy**.

### What is the best oil for roasting potatoes?

Oils with a mild flavor and a higher smoke point are best for roasting potatoes as they can be heated to the higher temperatures used in roasting. These oils include **extra virgin olive oil, canola, and grapeseed oil**.

### How many potatoes do I need to plant for a family of 6?

Planting a vegetable garden for a family

Crop (number of plants per ft. of row) | Number of plants per person |
---|---|

Onion (4 sets/ft. of row) | 12-20 sets |

Peas (6 plants/ft. of row) | 15-20 plants |

Pepper (1 plant/ft. of row) | 3-5 plants |

Potato (1 plant/ft. of row) | 10 plants |

•Mar 12, 2018

### How many potatoes do I need to grow?

If all conditions are ideal, you may harvest about **five to 10 potatoes per plant** for your gardening efforts. Yields are based on both the care your give your plants during the growing season and the variety of potatoes you choose to grow.