How Many Pounds Potato Salad Per Person?

Hello Friends, so I received a message from one of our followers on how to measure potato salad per person.

Well, I will be answering such a question in this article.

I am pretty sure, the person who had asked such a question might be planning on holding a big ceremony, probably a wedding ceremony or whatever, and kind of confused on deciding on the amount of Potato salad for each person.

Well, whatever number of people your targeted audience is, this method will work just fine.

Alright, let’s dive straight into business, in deciding how many pounds of potato salad per person.


How Many Pounds Of Potato Salad Per Person


How Many Pounds Of Potato Salad Per Person


Potato Salad is quite a popular food, and therefore, determining the serving size per person can sometimes get you to the wrong conclusion. On a general thumb, the serving size of a potato per person is 4 pounds, which will be equal to 1¼ cup per person.

The chart below shows the amount of potato salad per person, and the container needed.


The number of People Number of Cup Amount needed Per person (lb) Containers needed
10 8 4 4
20 16 4 10
30 32 4 18
40 40 4 22
50 48 4 25
60 56 4 26
100 80 4 50


How Many Potato Do I Need For 100 Guests?


How Many Potato Do I Need For 100 Guests?


If you take a bit look at the chart above, you will figure that for you to feed about 100 people, you need to consider about 80 cups, 4 pounds per person, and lastly 50 containers.

However, this figure is bound to change, judging from the kind of people you are serving, and your serving size per person.

In cases where you will serve it as a main meal, you can increase the potato salad per person up to 4.5lb.


How Cooked Should Potato Be For Potato Salad?


To ensure that your potatoes are ready for potato salad, you must ensure that they are soft and tender. Potatoes that look kind of Strong may not be a good option for potato salad.


To check if the potato is soft, you can try that with a fork, by piercing it, if it seems soft, then fine, but if it still has some areas yet to be soft, you can leave it on the fire for some more extra minutes, probably, around 5 – 6 mins, should be okay, depending on the intensity of the heat.


How Much Potato Salad For 8 Adults


If you have 3 adults that need to serve potato salad as their main meal, you can stick to the 4lb per person, this will, therefore, require 3 containers.

If you are serving it as a side meal, then you can stick to 3.5lb per person.


How Many Pounds Of Potato Salad For 30


You will be needing 12lb per person, to feed 30 people, with 18 containers. However, you can opt-in, in either increasing the pounds per person, depending on how you will serve the potato for the 30 guests.


How Much Does 5 Lbs Of Potato Salad Feed


If you got 5lbs of potato salad, it wouldn’t feed as much as you expected, 5lbs of potato salad will only be able to feed 14 – 18 people.


What Are the Best Types Of Potato To Use for Potato Salad


Not all types of Potato Are good options that can be used for potato salad? Waxy Potatoes are a good option for potato salad.

Waxy Potato kind of holds up well and has an appealing texture. Therefore, you might want to consider the Waxy Potatoes a good option to prepare potato salad for your guests.


What Other Ingredients Can I Use To Make My Potato Salad Full Of Flavor And Unique?


If you are looking for ingredients that you can add to your potato salad, to make it full of flavor, then you can try out these:

  1. Mustard
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Bacon
  4. Boiled egg
  5. Sour Cream
  6. Yellow Mustard
  7. Celery
  8. Mayonnaise
  9. Green onion
  10. Red onion
  11. Cold water


Cooking Guide







In this article, I have explained how many pounds of potato you can decide on per person, you can decide on their serving size from 3.5lb to 4.5lb, depending on the guest you are serving.

Some guests might need extremely more potato salad compared to others, therefore, you need to prepare your potato salad considering such people.

Updated: July 21, 2022 — 6:09 pm

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