Making Lasagna for a Large Group: Exactly How Much to Buy


Making lasagna for a large group can be a daunting task. However with these steps, you will know exactly how much of each ingredient you should buy for your group size.

When making lasagna, the following is needed per person: 1-1/2 oz sausage, 1 oz ground beef, 2 tsp onion, 1/8 garlic clove, 1/8 can crushed tomatoes, tomato paste & tomato sauce, 2 tsp water, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/8 tsp basil, fennel seeds, salt & pepper, 1 tsp parsley, pasta, 3 oz cheese, 1/8 egg.

Below are helpful charts that will tell you exactly how much of each ingredient is needed for the perfect lasagna, based on how many people are in your group.

Italian sausage

Below is a chart of how much Italian sausage will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much Italian sausage will be needed
Italian sausageTen peopleThirteen ounces of sweet Italian sausage
Italian sausageTwenty peopleOne and three fourths pounds of sweet Italian sausage
Italian sausageThirty peopleTwo and a half pounds of sweet Italian sausage
Italian sausageFifty peopleFour and one fourth pounds of sweet Italian sausage
Italian sausageOne hundred peopleEight and one fourth pounds of sweet Italian sausage
How much Italian sausage needed based on your group size

Ground beef

Below is a chart of how much ground beef will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much ground beef will be needed
Ground beefTen peopleTen ounces of lean ground beef
Ground beefTwenty peopleOne and one fourth pounds of lean ground beef
Ground beefThirty peopleTwo pounds of lean ground beef
Ground beefFifty peopleThree and one fourth pounds of lean ground beef
Ground beefOne hundred peopleSix and one fourth pounds of lean ground beef
How much ground beef based on your group size

Onion

Below is a chart of how much onion will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much onion will be needed
OnionTen peopleOne third cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of minced garlic
OnionTwenty peopleThree fourths of a cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of minced onion
OnionThirty peopleOne and one fourth cups of minced onion
OnionFifty peopleTwo cups and two tablespoons of minced onion
OnionOne hundred peopleFour and one fourth cups of minced onion
How much onion based on your group size

Garlic cloves

Below is a chart of how many garlic cloves will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How many garlic cloves will be needed
Garlic clovesTen peopleOne and three fourth cloves of garlic
Garlic clovesTwenty peopleThree and one fourth cloves of garlic
Garlic clovesThirty peopleFive cloves of garlic
Garlic clovesFifty peopleEight and one fourth garlic coves
Garlic clovesOne hundred peopleSixteen and a half garlic cloves
How many garlic cloves based on your group size

Crushed tomatoes

Below is a chart of how many crushed tomatoes will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How many crushed tomatoes will be needed
Crushed tomatoesTen peopleSeven eights of a can of crushed tomatoes
Crushed tomatoesTwenty peopleOne and three fourth cans of crushed tomatoes
Crushed tomatoesThirty peopleTwo and a half cans of crushed tomatoes
Crushed tomatoesFifty peopleFour one fourth cans of crushed tomatoes
Crushed tomatoesOne hundred peopleEight and one fourth cans of crushed tomatoes
How many crushed tomatoes based on your group size

Tomato paste

Below is a chart of how much tomato paste will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much tomato paste will be needed
Tomato pasteTen peopleOne and three fourth cans of tomato paste
Tomato pasteTwenty peopleThree and one fourth cans of tomato paste
Tomato pasteThirty peopleFive cans of tomato paste
Tomato pasteFifty peopleEight and one fourth cans of tomato paste
Tomato pasteOne hundred peopleSixteen and a half cans of tomato paste
How much tomato paste based on your group size

Tomato sauce

Below is a chart of how much tomato sauce will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much tomato sauce will be needed
Tomato sauceTen peopleOne and three fourth cans of tomato sauce
Tomato sauceTwenty peopleThree and one fourth cans of tomato sauce
Tomato sauceThirty peopleFive cans of tomato sauce
Tomato sauceFifty peopleEight and one fourth cans of tomato sauce
Tomato sauceOne hundred peopleSixteen and a half cans of tomato sauce
How much tomato sauce based on your group size

Water

Below is a chart of how much water will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much water will be needed
WaterTen peopleOne third cup and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of water
WaterTwenty peopleThree fourth cups and one tablespoon and one teaspoon of water
WaterThirty peopleOne and one fourth cups of water
WaterFifty peopleTwo cups and one tablespoon of water
WaterOne hundred peopleFour cups and two tablespoons of water
How much water based on your group size

Sugar

Below is a chart of how much sugar will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much sugar will be needed
SugarTen peopleOne tablespoon and two teaspoons of sugar
SugarTwenty peopleThree tablespoons and one teaspoon of sugar
SugarThirty peopleOne fourth cup and one tablespoon of sugar
SugarFifty peopleOne half cup and one teaspoon of sugar
SugarOne hundred peopleOne cup and one tablespoon of sugar
How much sugar based on your group size

Italian seasoning

Below is a chart of how much Italian seasoning will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much Italian seasoning will be needed
Italian seasoningTen peopleThree fourth teaspoon of Italian seasoning
Italian seasoningTwenty peopleOne and three fourth teaspoons of Italian seasoning
Italian seasoningThirty peopleTwo and a half teaspoons of Italian seasoning
Italian seasoningFifty peopleOne tablespoon and one and one fourth teaspoons of Italian seasoning
Italian seasoningOne hundred peopleTwo tablespoons and two and a half teaspoons of Italian seasoning
How much Italian seasoning based on your group size

Salt

Below is a chart of how much salt will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much salt will be needed
SaltTen peopleOne and one fourth teaspoons of salt
SaltTwenty peopleTwo and a half teaspoons of salt
SaltThirty peopleOne tablespoon and three fourths of a teaspoon of salt
SaltFifty peopleTwo tablespoons and one fourth of a teaspoon of salt
SaltOne hundred peopleOne fourth of a cup of salt
How much salt based on your group size

Pepper

Below is a chart of how much salt will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much pepper will be needed
PepperTen peopleOne fourth teaspoon of pepper
PepperTwenty peopleOne half teaspoon of pepper
PepperThirty peopleOne half teaspoon of pepper
PepperFifty peopleOne teaspoon of pepper
PepperOne hundred peopleTwo teaspoons of pepper
How much pepper based on your group size

Lasagna noodles

Below is a chart of how many lasagna noodles will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How many lasagna noodles will be needed
Lasagna noodlesTen peopleTen lasagna noodles
Lasagna noodlesTwenty peopleTwenty lasagna noodles
Lasagna noodlesThirty peopleThirty lasagna noodles
Lasagna noodlesFifty peopleFifty lasagna noodles
Lasagna noodlesOne hundred peopleOne hundred lasagna noodles
How many lasagna noodles based on your group size

Ricotta cheese

Below is a chart of how much ricotta cheese will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much ricotta cheese will be needed
Ricotta cheeseTen peopleThirteen ounces of ricotta cheese
Ricotta cheeseTwenty peopleOne and three fourth pounds of ricotta cheese
Ricotta cheeseThirty peopleTwo and a half pounds of ricotta cheese
Ricotta cheeseFifty peopleFour and one fourth pounds of ricotta cheese
Ricotta cheeseOne hundred peopleEight and one fourth pounds of ricotta cheese
How much ricotta cheese based on your group size

Eggs

Below is a chart of how many eggs will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How many eggs will be needed
EggsTen peopleOne egg
EggsTwenty peopleTwo eggs
EggsThirty peopleThree eggs
EggsFifty peopleFour eggs
EggsOne hundred peopleEight eggs
How many eggs based on your group size

Mozzarella cheese

Below is a chart of how much mozzarella cheese will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

IngredientGroup size (servings)How much mozzarella cheese will be needed
Mozzarella cheeseTen peopleTen ounces of mozarella cheese
Mozzarella cheeseTwenty peopleOne and one fourth pounds of mozzarella cheese
mozzarella cheeseThirty peopleTwo pounds of mozzarella cheese
Mozzarella cheeseFifty peopleThree and one fourth pounds of mozzarella cheese
Mozzarella cheeseOne hundred peopleSix and one fourth pounds of mozzarella cheese
How much mozzarella cheese based on your group size

Parmesan cheese

Below is a chart of how much parmesan cheese will be needed for your lasagna, based on the size of your large group.

Ingredient Group size (servings)How much parmesan cheese will be needed
Parmesan cheeseTen peopleOne half cups of parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheeseTwenty peopleOne cup of parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheeseThirty peopleOne and a half cups of parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheeseFifty peopleTwo and a half cups of parmesan cheese
Parmesan cheeseOne hundred peopleFive cups of parmesan cheese
How much parmesan cheese based on your group size

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