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How many potatoes should I serve per person?

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When serving potatoes to a group of people, 1/3 to 1/2 lbs. per person is advised. The serving size per person can vary slightly by the type of potato dish being served.

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The serving size for most varieties of side dishes including potatoes is 6 to 8 ounces per person. This amount can be slightly increased if only a few other side dishes will be offered. If serving potato salad, cooks should plan on 4 ounces per person.

The type of potato used in a dish does not affect the serving size. Yukon, Russet, gold and sweet potatoes can all be used. Serving sizes are for cooked not raw potatoes.

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