Enter the number of people/quests into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Pounds of Pulled Pork. 

Pounds of Pulled Pork Formula

PPP = P * .45


  • PPP is the Pounds of Pulled Pork (lbs)
  • #P (number of quests) is the number of people/quests

To calculate Pounds of Pulled Pork, multiply the number of guests by .45.

How to Calculate Pounds of Pulled Pork?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Pounds of Pulled Pork.

  1. First, determine the number of people/quests. 
  2. Next, gather the formula from above = PPP = #P * .45.
  3. Finally, calculate the Pounds of Pulled Pork.
  4. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of people/quests = 5

FAQ – Pounds of Pulled Pork Calculation

How much pulled pork do I need per person?

Typically, you need about 0.45 pounds (about 7.2 ounces) of pulled pork per person. This calculation is based on the formula where the total pounds of pulled pork needed equals the number of guests times 0.45.

Can I use this formula for calculating other types of meat?

No, this specific formula (PPP = P * .45) is tailored for calculating the amount of pulled pork needed. Other types of meat may require different calculations based on factors like bone weight and fat content. However, you can find calculators for other meats like turkey and ham in the provided links.

What should I do if I end up with a fraction of a pound in my calculation?

It’s always better to round up when you end up with a fraction. This ensures you have enough food for everyone, and it’s better to have leftovers than to run short during your event.

How should I adjust the calculation for big eaters or for serving additional main dishes?

If you know your guests have hearty appetites or if you’re serving additional main dishes, you might want to adjust the amount of pulled pork per person. For big eaters, consider increasing the ratio from 0.45 to around 0.5 or 0.6 pounds per person. If serving multiple main dishes, you might reduce the amount slightly since guests will be splitting their appetite among more options.