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making chicken alfredo for 130 people
I need some help on how much to buy. Having a graduation party for our daughter and she wants chicken alfredo. How much do I buy of everything to accomplish this?
Look at the spaghetti dinner for 50-60 at the bottom of the spaghetti page. Assuming these are mostly teens and therefore big eaters, for 130 do 2 1/2 to 3 times the quantities. To translate the whole chicken into meat, you would need about 12 pounds on skinless, boneless chicken meat for each recipe, so about 30-36 pounds all together.

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The alfredo style sauce on the spaghetti page holds well.
making chicken alfredo for 300 people
Hello! Love this site. I'm helping a friend cater his (very informal) 300 person wedding. He has requested some form of an Alfredo with chix plate. He has 400.00 for food. Is this possible? He will have 24 tables with 8 pp per table. Plated........He wants to use fancy disposal plates and utensils. Do you have any suggestions
No, it is not possible to feed 300 people chicken alfredo for $400. It is not possible to do popcorn and beer for $400. Wedding cake alone usually charges out at $4 or so per person.

A minimum for a plated dinner, and I mean bare bones, skillful shopping, experienced crew, not counting beverages and set up (plates, etc), would be around $2400, simple, buffet service. Plus 12-16 servers at about $125 per person.

Gilbert, your friend will either have to find plenty more money or switch to a 1 pm wedding with a cake reception. My suggestions would be to get the bride involved, cut the guest list way down, give up the idea of a plated meal, and do some local pricing to get a more realistic idea of what might be possible.

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ok Ellen,
I took your advice and got the bride involved. Money is not an option.
They are expecting 200 and would like me to cook for 300 plated. I am only doing the food and am torn between a breast plate with simple sides, or pasta and chicken (Garlic Cream Sauce). I can make something similar to Alfredo using a Bechamel sauce. Im thinking Grilled chicken breast sliced and tossed with some Veg Bowtie pasta and diced tomato with some green, either Sliced green onion or parsley (they want garnish). He is handling waiters and drinks will be self serve on tables. (per request) Any Ideas.

I have a steam table and with 4 900 pan inserts 2 extra large slow cook warmers
1 small bbq grill

I need help with amounts



Chicken Breast

Please excuse the typo......Money is not a problem.
I do know about 80lbs of Breast will yield 200 servings for a breast plate. I feel perhaps 80lbs would be enough for a pasta with Chix option for 300.
Here is a standard chicken alfredo for 100 persosn, 1 1/2 cup serving (you would need 1-2 more things on the plate, bread sticks, roasted veg, salad, etc

ken Alfredo with Vegetables

Grande Classic Malibu Blend
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1 cups Olive oil
18 lbs. Chicken breasts, sliced into strips
4 cups/3 qt. Alfredo sauce
3 cups Shredded parmesan cheese
4 Tbs. Salt
4 Tsps. Ground black pepper
56 lbs. FLAV-R-PAC Grande Classic Malibu Blend
(Broccoli, Bias Cut Carrots, Cauliflower, and Bias Cut Yellow Carrots. )
1 cups Sundried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
lbs. Parsley


In each of two large skillets, heat half of the oil. Add sliced chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Heat until hot.
Add 1 gallon of water to each of 6 large stockpots and divide the FLAV-R-PAC Grande Classics Malibu Blend Vegetables among the pots. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove lid, stir to separate vegetables and drain. OR Steam vegetables in a pressureless steamer (2 1/4 bags per slotted, full steam table pan) for 4 minutes. Divide cooked vegetables into 6 hotel pans or large containers.
Divide chicken and heated sauce among cooked vegetables and gently toss.
Mix gently and serve. FOR INDIVIDUAL SERVICE: Plate 14 ounces of Alfredo Chicken with Vegetables over pasta and garnish with sundried tomatoes and parsley. FOR VOLUME FEEDING: Fill hotel pans with hot Alfredo Chicken. Arrange sundried tomatoes and parsley around the edge of the pan.

Yield:100 (12 ounce) Entre Servings

Approx 18 pounds dry pasta per 100.

LaVonne Weich
making chicken alfredo for 100 people
I am serving chicken alfredo for 100 people. Approximately how many pounds of chicken breasts do I need? I am also serving a vegetable, salad, garlic bread, and dessert.
making Chicken Alfredo for about 40-60 people
Hi I am giving my husband a surprise birthday party and so far 40 people are coming but invited 60 how many pans and chicken breast do you think i would need??? I am also having salad and cake as well!!



If 60 are invited, plan for at least 50.

About 18 pounds of pasta, 1 quart sauce per pound, 1 pound raw boneless chicken breast per 4. How about making 1 dish with just veggies in case you have any vegetarians among the guests?

Do you have a recipe for alfredo sauce? Or what would you recommend using instead of making the sauce?
There is a recipe for Alfredo style sauce for 100 that holds and is not full of melted cream cheese. Push the spaghetti page button and read down.
Making chicken alfredo & spaghetti for 200 people
I know how to cook everything I am cooking and thanks to the previous comments I know how much, but my problem is when to start cooking everything. The party starts at 1:00 PM. When do start cooking and how do I keep it warm, until the party?
making chicken alfredo for 200 people
Theresa, if you read the section on boiling large amounts on the spaghetti page, you will see that you have to bring very large amounts of water to a boil- at up to 20 minutes per gallon- and can only use the water twice before starting a new pot- so, figure out how many and what size pots, how many burners, and then count backwards-

Frankly, I would consider making it all the day before and casseroling it- much less demanding day of.

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chicken alfredo recipe
I use the alfredo-style sauce on this site. About 20 pounds dry pasta for entree size portions for 100 served buffet style; 1 quart sauce and about 1 1/3- 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken meat for each pound of pasta, and 1-1 1/2 pounds assorted cut up veggies.Make at least one tray meatless for any vegetarians.

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making chicken alfredo for 160
Im considering making my own food for my wedding. To try to keep cost down. I love chicken Alfredo and have made it before homemade. But how can I get exact amount of everything I need for that many people.
Do 1 3/4 times the alfredo style for 100 on this site, at least 24 pounds pasta and 40 pounds boneless chicken breast.
I work for the Girls and Boys Club and they would like to have a party for 200 with chicken Alfredo as there main. I am needing some help on a large quantity of Bchamel sauce for the recipe. Can you help me?
For pasta casserole, I generally figure 1 quart per dry pound of casserole, and I strongly suggest you casserole this dish- pasta cooked just al dente, reheats more easily, holds better. Make at least 2 pans/20 servings vegetarian, you will have some non-meat eaters in the crowd. I suggest you use the alfredo style sauce on my spaghetti page, it holds much better than a true Alfredo, with gummy cream cheese.
making chicken alfredo for 40people
Amount of chicken ..chicken and broccoli to buy..and sauce
making meatloaf for 100
Ellen, how many lbs. of meat for meatloaf for
100 people, and how many servings does each pound
At least 25 pounds ready to serve- for generous party servings, 2 slices, you get 3 people to pound or slightly thinner, 4 per pound. ground meat shrinks at least 1/4.
How much chicken Alfredo would be I need to make for about 24 people? How many pounds of pasta and how many pounds of chicken?
Beth is this the entree course or a side dish? Write back.
making chicken alfredo for 150
I'm making Chicken Alfredo for 150 ppl. Need to
Know how much Pasta, chicken, Alfredo sauce, broccoli, salad and 🍞 sticks I need!!
making chicken alfredo for 150 people
Use the spaghetti dinner for 50-60 at the bottom of the spaghetti page as a quantity guide, do 3 times the amounts, including the chicken. Sub in the Alfredo style sauce for 100 (do 1 1/2).

If the broccoli is mixed in, about 22 pounds tops/florets, if served separately, about 33 pounds

making chicken alfredo for 150 people
IM Making Chicken Alfredo for 150 ppl.. How much ssauce & broccoli do I need??
Monica-, see your answer just above.
I'm needing to know how much pasta and chicken I need to feed 125 ppl.
Xena, it depends on the dish, but fir approximate guidelines, see the spaghetti dinner for 50-60 at the bottom of the spaghetti page. If it is plated for adults, you would do two times the amount if it is self serve or teens/young adults, do 2 1/2 times the amount.
yaritsa castadeña
how much money do i need to make chicken alfredo for 160 people
I can't price for you, too much regional variation, local sales, etc. Take your list to a few different sources.
Sintia Rodriguez
making chicken alfredo for 30 people
God bless you...wanted to ask you im trying to make the pasta for 30 people how much chicken and pasta i am going to need?
making chicken pesto pasta for 130 people
Hi, would like to make pasta with pesto sauce and chicken and artichokes and sundried tomatoes (cold) for 130 people. How much do I need?
Sintia, sorry I missed this, you may have figured out that 1/3 the amount for 100 is plenty for 30, on the spaghetti page.
Laura, it depends on the age and gender of the crowd and what else is being served. I am going to assume this is the principle dish with maybe just bread and salad, for 130 mixed adults.

It is also not clear if this is a pasta side salad? In which case, you would need about half the amount.

pasta- 24 pounds
pesto sauce- about 1 pint per pound (will just coat- not juicy)
chicken-28 pounds skinless boneless
artichokes- 2-3 ounces frozen, chopped, per person, depends on taste and budget
sundried tomatoes- I recommend Bella San Lucia at Costco- non-GMO-2 pounds 3 ounces per jar- 1 pound per 6, so you would do 10 jars.

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Christine Arias
Where is your spagetti page? Im interested in your no cream cheese alfredo recipe. I have sub it with tofutii ,also a garlic, wine with capers sauce. I have also pre cooked every thing adente even the chicken to avoid drying out. When heating up it cooks through. What are your thoughts on cubbing the chicken and pre mixing it into the sauce day of and then scouping it onto the warmed pasta?. Where can I find your spagetti page for your recipe.
The button is at the top of the main forum cook talk page.

It is unsafe to partially precook chicken. You must take it to 165 to make it safe, and that is cooked.

It is perfectly safe to cook and serve over the past instead of casserole style.

making chicken alfredo for 200 people
I am so confused right now. I am making chicken Alfredo for 200 guest. I need to know exactly how many pounds of chicken breast and how many quarts of sauce and how many pounds of noodles.
Read the spaghetti page and look at the Alfredo style sauce,.

You want 20 pounds of pasta and 20 pounds of boneless, skinless, chicken per 100. 1 quart sauce per pound of pasta.

making chicken alfredo for 60-90 people
How Many Pounds Of Chicken
And Alfredo Sause Do I Need??
Please Help
Read the spaghetti page and look at the Alfredo style sauce. The spaghetti dinner for 50-60 at the bottom of the page will give a general guide for amounts- 50 buffet style or 60 plated.

You want about 20 pounds of pasta and 20 pounds of boneless, skinless, chicken per 100 adults. 1 quart sauce per pound of pasta. That is 2 pounds each pasta and boneless skinless chicken and 2 quarts sauce per 10. If teens or college age, about 50% more.

for 200 how many boxes of farfalle and portions for alfredo sauce please for 200
As main courses, 2 pounds each pasta and boneless skinless chicken and 2 quarts sauce per 10. If teens or college age, about 50% more. So for 200, 40 pounds pasta and 40 quarts=10gallons sauce.
First off, love what you are doing and thank you! I am catering a wedding for 100. Buffet style. I will have a salad bar, pasta bar, assorted breads, and hot coffee/tea/cocoa. I really could use advice on pasta bar. Two types noodles, spaghetti and fettuccine, 2 sauces Alfredo and marinara, small meatballs, and chicken, fresh parmesan, and parsley for garnish. There will be 2 servers at this table. What quantities do I need? And how to not have mushy pasta?
Stacey, thanks. It sounds like this is new for you, and I must caution that a wedding reception is the MOST demanding of all catering assignments, and pasta for 100 is harder than, for example, a chicken and rice dinner. Please read the entire spaghetti page for cautions and tips.

Also, how are you planning to cook and reheat the noodles? They wont hold nicely unsauced/naked, unless you slightly undercook and reheat. So you wll either be saucing them ahead or reheating, and for 100 people you would need 2 serving areas f reheating, not one.

Please read the spaghetti page, consider at least one baked/casseroled pasta dish, and write back.

Vodka rigatoni
Going to make vodka rigatoni for a wedding reception for 100. How much pasta and sause will i need?
Scott, what is the rest of the menu? It matters. Write back.
making a vegetarian Alfredo pasta side dish
I am trying to figure out how much Alfredo sauce I will need to make a vegetarian Alfredo pasta dish. This is a side on a buffet that will include 2 meats, vegetables, salad, rolls, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Use 1 quart sauce per pound of pasta and use 12-20 pounds of pasta depending on whether you want a true little side dish or a plateful.
making chicken fettuccini for 200
Hi. We are doing our son's wedding. Can you give me the amounts of chicken and noodles and sauce that I need to buy?
Thanks in advance
Please look at the spaghetti page for lots of coaching. As discussed above:

As main courses, 2 pounds each pasta and boneless skinless chicken and 2 quarts sauce per 10. If teens or college age, about 50% more. So for 200, 40 pounds pasta and 40 quarts=10gallons sauce.

Do make at least 1 pan meatless, as you will have some folks who don't eat meat or chicken. Veggies are good here.

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We are having a Christmas party for 300 kids and parents Need to attempt to keep under $850. Can I do this with chicken Alfredo? We are only paying cost of food.
kids 10 and under basically count as 1/2 adult for counts. Can you give me any idea of the adult/kid split?

Have you considered doing an Italian style Christmas party? Most kids like red sauce pasta better than whites, and it costs less.

For lowest cost, good bread, salad, and some veggies help with lowering costs.

Do make at least 1 pan meatless, as you will have some folks who don't eat meat or chicken. Veggies are good here.

I have tried to work on this, but I need more info. Please write back with more info. You could star a new thread.

Jay Pettus
making chicken parmesan for 100 people
Id like to know about how many pounds of chicken breasts i would need for chicken parmesan? Approx 100 guests
Jay Pettus
making chicken alfredo for 100 people
Im also making chicken Alfredo with broccoli.. do you have any suggestions for both??
I always allow at least 1 pound boneless skinless breast per 3 for cutlet type dishes, but 1 pound per 4 is plenty for casserole type dishes. I pound my breast cutlets to even thickness.
Katarina Riemer
Spaghetti for 200 guest
Hello I am making spaghetti for my wedding reception and I saw that for about 200 people I would need 40lbs of pasta. I was wondering how much red sauce I would need. Also I am not crazy to believe that making Alfredo would cost more money then spaghetti correct? My fiancee is convinced that it will cost about the same if we do half and half of the pasta types. Thank you!
Katherine, for a party this size, if you are set on pasta, I urge you to go with pasta casseroles rather than standard spaghetti, as the holing and serving s quite difficult with loose pasta. Alfredo costs about the same as red, usual split is 60/40 red/white. I have an Alfredo style recipe on site. 1 quart sauce per pound of pasta. And if this is entree and no meat options separate, 24 pounds per 100.

However, if costs are an issue, please consider NOT doing a dinner. A 2 pm wedding with a cake reception to follow can be beautifully extravagant for quite a bit less than a cheap dinner would cost, and is easier to set up and offer. A dinner this size requires 3-4 people who are not in the wedding party in the kitchen and another 12+ out front to set up, serve and clean up- hired help. A reception requires about half that much help, further reducing the costs. Read my article

Remember that your guest is spending 200-500 to come, by the time they do gifts, outfit, travel, etc. Whatever you choose, it can be beter than cafeteria food, and you MUST HAVE HELP!

You can write back.

Leola Pete
making chicken alfredo for 300 peoples for a weddi
I'm making Chicken Alfredo for 300 peoples for a wedding
Need recipes and to Know how much:
Fettuccine Pasta, boneless chicken breast, Alfredo sauce
Caesar Salad
Veggie Meddie
Fruit tray
Dinner rolls or bread sticks
Ice Tea
This is a huge party, you must have a meatless entree option for non chicken eaters. At least 30 servings.

All of these are in the plan for 100 lists and you can figure them.
Caesar Salad
Veggie Medley
Fruit tray
Dinner rolls or bread sticks
Ice Tea

For the fettuccine, first read all the info on the spaghetti page

You will be working with 60 pounds boneless chicken, 36 pounds dry pasta, 1 quart sauce per pound, but you also want herbs, maybe veggies.

making chicken or shrimp alfredo for 100 people
I want to personally take the time to say thank you kindly for all of your time & efforts in helping each & every one of us to achieve our cooking goals for our large groups of guests. This forum has been most helpful for me. More so than any of the other sites as I’ve spent countless hours combing through in efforts to achieve my nearly impossible goal of having my dream wedding for $4000-$4500 with 100 guests.

With that being said, I’m luckily having an evening wedding at private members only lake with a beautiful ballroom nestled in front of the overlooking lake for little of nothing. But my 3 biggest challenges have now become 1) DIY Decorations, 2) Flowers, 3) last but not least THE MENU. Hence the reason why I’m seeking your advice as to what would be filling, affordable, & delicious. My fiancé would love Shrimp Alfredo & possibly gumbo (if I can get my family from Louisiana to volunteer to make the gumbo as a wedding present) but what appetizers (if affordable & necessary) should I do & what other sides?
* Note there will be possibly 15-20 children all under 14 there along with the 75-100 expected adults. Also, I might add we’re all, minus may 5 ppl, from either Southern Louisiana or Southern Mississippi (raised with class & manners). Hence the reason why why I’ve chosen an Elegant but Rustic theme wedding.
Again, Thank you kindly for all your wonderful help & time.
God Bless, Lorian :)

making chicken alfredo for 115 people
I would like to make penna alfredo. invited 150 to a party but am having other things.
I am having italian sausage, chicken, potatoes, salad and rolls.
how much sauce and pasta and hicken would I need to buy ? DO I need to make enought for 150 or can i cut down?
With a chicken entree, consider making a plain or veggie alfredo, you don' need another meat dish and it would serve as an entree for any vegetarians , so they don't have just potato and salad.

With the potato, I would do about 10 pounds of dry pasta and about 1 quart of sauce per pound, or about 2/3 the alfredo recipe on the spaghetti page. Lots of help there.

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Amy Beck
making chicken alfredo casserole for 70 people
I'm going to use your alfredo sauce for our scout banquet. I'm going to make this the day before as a casserole . Are the portions of pasta and sauce the same? What's the best way to reheat to keep it creamy?
Reheat covered in the oven. About 1 quart sauce per pound of dry pasta. Make one dish meat free for any vegetarians, label it.

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Pam King
making chicken alfredo for 10 people
Making Chicken Alfredo for 150 people with tossed salad of mixed greens and bun; how much boneless chicken to buy and what vegetables go the best in this dish and how much should I get for the vegetarians? Also how much mixed greens should i buy for 150 and buns? this is for a new years eve event 12/31/18
For veggies in the alfredo, chopped broccoli, peas, tiny cubed carrots, mushrooms. Use the alfredo for 100 on the spaghetti page and increase times 1 1/2. This will make about 8 steam pans. Add NO chicken to one pan for the vegetarian dish. For 150 people, about 30-35 pounds chicken meat, cooked before adding.
PLEASE read the spaghetti page. Water takes about 20 minutes per gallon to boil for pasta.

18 pounds of rolls, get good ones. 4-5 pounds of butter

For salad, use the plan for 100 page, do 1 1/2 times the amount for 100.

This is a light meal unless you add at least one more dish. For simplicity's sake, what about roasted veggies? 34 pounds ready to cook

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making chicken alfredo for 175 people
Can you please tell me how much heavy cream and Parmesan cheese is needed to make alfredo for 175 people. Thanks
Chanin, true Alfredo is just about impossible for ths size crowd. See the spaghetti page for an Alfredo style that will hold and the page will give you all the info you need on prepping this large a pasta meal.
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