How Many Pounds Of Pasta Salad To Feed 40 People?
When making a composed dish, such as a salad, you should allow for 1/2 pound of food per person. Therefore, it would take 20 pounds of pasta salad, if that was the only dish being served, to feed 20 people.
In general, a pound of pasta will serve 4 as a main course and 6 to 8 as a first course. You would need to have about 7 pounds of pasta included in your pasta salad in order to serve 40 people.