# How Much Mac And Cheese Per Person Calculator

This calculator will break down how much mac and cheese you need per person, along with portion sizes in ounces and pounds.  Just in case you’re not making it from scratch, it will also tell you how many boxes you’ll need to buy.

Just enter the number of guests and the calculator will do the rest.

There is also a quick reference chart.  You can read more or just skip to the bottom to use the calculator.

## How Much Macaroni And Cheese To Serve Per Person

### Mac And Cheese Portion Size Per Person As A Side Dish

If mac and cheese is being served as a side dish or if it is being offered at a buffet where there are other pasta or starch dishes for guests to choose from, you should plan on having 3.5 ounces of mac and cheese per person.

#### When Would Mac And Cheese Be Considered A Side Dish

A side dish is food served along with the main course. The main course, usually a protein, is the featured item and side dishes compliment the main course.

Macaroni and cheese would be considered a side dish if you were also serving a standard portion size (6-8 oz) of meat such as  chicken breast, sausage or steak.

### Mac And Cheese Portion Size Per Person As Main Course

If mac and cheese is being served as the main course, you should plan on a portion size of 8 ounces per person.  In comparison, Stouffer’s party size mac and cheese at 76 oz averages to about ten 7.6 ounces per serving, which is offered in a 10 x 12 inch pan.

## How Many Servings Are In A Pound Of Mac And Cheese

At 16 oz, there would be 4.5 servings in a pound of mac and cheese.

## How Many Servings Are In A Box Of Mac And Cheese

There are 3 servings in a 7.25 oz box of mac and cheese.

## How Much Cheese Sauce Do I Need  For Mac And Cheese

We averaged out the volume of cheese sauce to dry pasta used in three popular mac and cheese recipes and came up with the following results:

For every one ounce of dry elbow macaroni noodles, you should have around 3.5 ounces of cheese sauce.  This equals a ratio of 1 part dry pasta to 3.5 parts cheese sauce.

Pasta absorbs 1.4 to 1.8 times its weight in water, so this would result in a ratio of 3.5 ounces of sauce for every 2.4 to 2.8 ounces of cooked pasta.  This equals a ratio of 1 part cooked pasta to 1.34 parts cheese sauce.

## Mac And Cheese For A Crowd Amounts Per Person (as side dish)

How much mac and cheese for 10 – You would need approximately 2.2 lbs of mac and cheese for 10 people.
How much mac and cheese for 20 – You would need approximately 4.4 lbs mac and cheese for 20 people.
How much mac and cheese for 25 – You would need approximately 5.5 of mac and cheese for 25 people.
How much mac and cheese for 30 – You would need approximately 6.6 lbs of mac and cheese for 30 people.
How much mac and cheese for 50 – You would need approximately 10.9 lbs of mac and cheese for 50 people.
How much mac and cheese for 75 – You would need approximately 16.4 lbs of mac and cheese for 75 people.
How much mac and cheese for 100 – You would need approximately 21.9 lbs of mac and cheese for 100 people.

## Mac And Cheese For A Crowd Amounts Per Person (as main course)

How much mac and cheese for 10 – You would need approximately 5 lbs of mac and cheese for 10 people.
How much mac and cheese for 20 – You would need approximately 10 lbs mac and cheese for 20 people.
How much mac and cheese for 25 – You would need approximately 12.5 lbs of mac and cheese for 25 people.
How much mac and cheese for 30 – You would need approximately 15 lbs of mac and cheese for 30 people.
How much mac and cheese for 50 – You would need approximately 25 lbs of mac and cheese for 50 people.
How much mac and cheese for 75 – You would need approximately 37.5 of mac and cheese for 75 people.
How much mac and cheese for 100 – You would need approximately 50 lbs of mac and cheese for 100 people.