6. Cranberry Sauce
A Thanksgiving dinner staple, cranberry sauce doubles as both a condiment and a side dish. Prepare ⅓ to ½ cup cranberry sauce per guest.
Typically the big crowd-pleaser at the table, stuffing is one side dish you definitely don’t want to run out of, so assume each guest will eat about ¾ cup (cooked). If you’re feeding a crowd that especially loves stuffing and might want seconds or thirds, bake an extra batch on the side to have on hand just in case. You can always use any leftovers for sandwiches the next day.