Ham Size Calculator

The “Ham Size Calculator” is a handy tool designed to assist you in determining the amount of ham required for your holiday dinner or gathering. With this user-friendly calculator, you can input the number of people attending your event and select the type of ham (boneless or bone-in).

Ham Size Calculator

Ham Size Calculator

Ham Size Estimate:

How Much Ham do you Need Per Person?

The amount of ham needed per person can vary depending on various factors such as personal preferences, other food options available, and cultural considerations. However, a common guideline for estimating the amount of ham per person is:

  • Boneless Ham: Approximately 1/4 to 1/3 pound (4 to 5 ounces) per person.
  • Bone-in Ham: Approximately 1/3 to 1/2 pound (5 to 8 ounces) per person.

These estimates provide a general starting point, but it’s always a good idea to consider the preferences and appetites of your specific guests when planning the amount of ham for a meal.

How Much Boneless Ham do you Need?

The amount of boneless ham needed can vary depending on factors such as the appetites of your guests, other food options available, and whether you want to have leftovers. As a general guideline, you can estimate around 1/4 to 1/3 pound (or 4 to 5 ounces) of boneless ham per person.

To calculate the total amount of boneless ham needed, multiply the number of people by the estimated portion size. For example, if you have 10 guests and want to serve boneless ham, you would calculate:

Total boneless ham = Number of people * Estimated portion size

Total boneless ham = 10 * 1/4 pound (or 4 ounces)

Total boneless ham = 2.5 pounds

So, in this example, you would need approximately 2.5 pounds of boneless ham. Adjust the calculations based on your specific circumstances and preferences.

How Much Bone-in Ham and Boneless Ham do you Need?

Here’s a table showing the estimated amounts of boneless ham and bone-in ham based on the number of people:

Number of PeopleBoneless Ham (lbs)Bone-in Ham (lbs)
2-40.5 – 1.01.0 – 2.0
5-71.25 – 1.752.5 – 3.5
8-102.0 – 2.54.0 – 5.0
11-132.75 – 3.255.5 – 6.5
14-163.5 – 4.07.0 – 8.0
17-194.25 – 4.758.5 – 9.5
20-225.0 – 5.510.0 – 11.0
23-255.75 – 6.2511.5 – 12.5
26-286.5 – 7.013.0 – 14.0
29-307.25 – 7.7514.5 – 15.5